How to uninstall (remove) MyWebSearch

MyWebSearch, or MyWaySpeedbar, is the product of Fun Web Products known for utilities like Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, PopSwatter, and etc. This toolbar and other related products aren’t accused to be a malware; however, they slow your system down and save cookies that potentially might track your personal information. The Fun Web Products products are advised for removal by some antispyware security tools, and it is better to uninstall MyWaySpeedbar as an unnecessary program than compromise your security and convenience.

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For the removal you can use different spyware removal utilities, but they are usually not free products. Moreover, there is no real need to use these utilities just to uninstall MyWebSearch because you can remove it manually like any other program, and make some checks for the results of the removal with free soft scanners like HijackThis utility. This utility performs a scans, finds all the traces for the programs in question, and removes them on the user’s request.

To uninstall MyWebSearch manually

  • Uninstall MyWebSearch using Add/Remove Programs in Conrol Panel
  • Click Start and open Control Panel
  • Double click on Add/Remove Programs
  • Find “My Web Search” in the list of installed programs and click on Change/Remove.

Some other items associated with FunWebProducts that you might want to remove are Smiley Central or FWP product, Smiley Central, AOL and Yahoo Messengers, Search Assistant – My Way, etc.
Reboot your Computer and run HijackThis utility. Scan and fix any of the entries shown in the list below if any are still left after the program removal.

R3 – URLSearchHook: (no name) – {00A6FAF6-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} – C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\1.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
O2 – BHO: MyWebSearch Search Assistant BHO – {00A6FAF1-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} – C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\1.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
O2 – BHO: mwsBar BHO – {07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} – C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
O3 – Toolbar: My &Web Search – {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} – C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 – Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
O4 – Global Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
O8 – Extra context menu item: &Search – http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZWYYYYYYYYUS
O16 – DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} -http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwebproducts/ei/MyWebSearchInitialSetup1.0.0.8-2.cab

Open Program Files folder and delete folders FunWebProducts and MyWebSearch. Some minor registry entries left after uninstall and not found by HijackThis utility can be cleaned by more advanced special tools like Ad-Aware SE. However, there is no real necessity to clean all the entries to have the job of removal done because the goal was to uninstall MyWebSearch toolbar.

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