What does the 4zSrchMn.exe file do?
The 4zSrchMn.exe process is also known as MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor and is a part of Mindspark Interactive Network or, as the case may be, MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor. This software is produced by MindSpark. An obsolete or defective version of 4zSrchMn.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- 4zSrchMn.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 4zSrchMn.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 4zSrchMn.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module 4zSrchMn.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about 4zSrchMn.exe 4zSrchMn.exe
4zSrchMn.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. 4zSrchMn.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 44,784 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 42,536 bytes.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. 4zSrchMn.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves 4zSrchMn.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about 4zSrchMn?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Mindspark Interactive Network or MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
To remove 4zSrchMn.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Mindspark Interactive Network or MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if 4zSrchMn.exe (4zSrchMn.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of 4zSrchMn.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for 4zSrchMn.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or 4zSrchMn.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.