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What is searchhook.dll?

Part of Search Hook by APN LLC.

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How is searchhook.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer URL search hook - The searchhook.dll IE search hook plugin has a registered CLSID of {D8278076-BC68-4484-9233-6E7F1628B56C}. A URL Search Hook is called by Internet Explorer when the browser cannot determine the protocol (such as http, ftp, etc.) of a URL address. When attempting to navigate to a URL that does not contain a protocol, Internet Explorer first attempts to determine the correct protocol using the unmodified address.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the searchhook.dll file.Of the 0.2% of searchhook.dll users, 84.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\searchhook.dll

Are there other versions of Search Hook?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: searchhook.dll
Publisher: APN LLC. (verified)
Name: Search Hook
Description: Search Hook
Size: 127.66 KB
Original file name: SearchHook.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: APN LLC
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/16/2012
Expiration date: 4/9/2015

IE URL search hook details

CLSID: {D8278076-BC68-4484-9233-6E7F1628B56C}

Image hashes

MD5: e7309bf9f0be2925a68216bea9828486
SHA-1: 8cac909f1598d74f3fc4884287ef5ea69b836b36
SHA-256: 0f8319939923644574cb062621cdc50683d8fd7b8e801ff8b40b7c22f174e7a8

PE image details

File packed: No
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