My Web Search can be a pesky little program to remove. It is usually installed on your computer as an add-on from programs such as Smiley Central or FunWeb. After acquiring the program, any search queries you perform online send a request to their servers, which includes your specific search, time, IP address, browser type and more. In most cases, you know you have My Web Search as soon as you see its toolbar in your browser. Spyware blockers may not always identify My Web Search as a malicious program, but it can slow your machine and cause privacy issues. You should remove it as soon as possible.
Things You'll Need
- Spyware removal program
Remove from Control Panel
Click on "Start," "Settings," "Control Panel." Double click on "Add/Remove Programs."
Find My Web Search in the list of programs. Click on "Change/Remove" to uninstall.
Check for and remove any additional programs associated with My Web Search, which include:
My Way Speedbar
Search Assistant--My Way
Reboot your computer.
Remove Program Files
Open My Computer, choose Drive C and double-click on Program Files.
Right click and delete the following folders:
You may see both folders, or just one depending on the version that was installed. My Web Search should be removed from your computer at this point, but you should also complete the following scans listed in steps 3 and 4.
Run a reliable spyware program such as Spybot Search and Destroy or Ad-Aware SE to remove any remnants from your hard drive.
Scan your hard drive with your anti-virus software. This is not required, but highly recommended.
Tips & Warnings
- Always back up your computer files to prevent loss of any important data.
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