Toolbar:W32/SearchSuite.[variant], SearchSuite.[variant], Adware.SearchSuite.[variant], Application.SearchSuite.[variant], Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite


The SearchSuite program displays advertisements, typically during web browsing sessions. The program is also able to modify the web browser settings for the home page, search functions and security policy.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may allow the file to run, block it from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

Allow a blocked file to run or exclude a file from scanning

If you are aware of the risks involved in using the file and consent to its use, you may change the settings of your F-Secure security product to allow the file to run. You may also change the settings to exclude it from scanning.

Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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User Guide

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Contact Support

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

Variants of the SearchSuite program (or even individual components of the program) may be identified by related detections as an toolbar, adware or a potentially unwanted program (pua).

Distributed as a bundled application

This program is commonly distributed packaged together with one or more other programs in an application bundle.

When a user tries to install one of the programs in an application bundle, some installers will clearly indicate the presence of the other programs in the package; others are less transparent.

If the user is aware of and agrees to the terms and conditions for the other software included in the bundle, they may choose to proceed with installing all the programs. If they do not, they may choose to install only the desired program, if that is permitted during the installation process.