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Should I remove DictionaryBoss?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,343
United States Rank #13,832
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.19 days
5.50 days >
Average installed length: 2.89 days

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What is DictionaryBoss?

The Dictionary Boss Toolbar installs within Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers and allows the user to search the Internet with MyWebSearch, an ad-supported program that changes and redircts all of your search results as well as DNS errors, and modifies your home page to mywebsearch.com. MyWebSearch automatically becomes your default search service which hijacks all your search requests as well as tracks your Internet surfing behavior to send you targeted advertising.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

MyWebSearch is an incredibly popular toolbar (over 20 million active users each month!), that gives you access to the web’s leading search engine Google; includes some of the most popular products on the web for making communication easier, more expressive, and more entertaining. The MyWebSearch toolbar platform allows...  Read more


Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DictionaryBoss
URL: search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/default.jhtml
Uninstaller: rundll32 C:\Program Files1\DICTIO~2\bar\1.bin\v4Bar.dll,O

How do I remove DictionaryBoss?

You can uninstall DictionaryBoss from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DictionaryBoss, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DictionaryBoss.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.38%
Windows Vista 26.42%
Windows XP 10.69%
Windows 10 2.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.13%
Windows 7 Professional 3.80%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.80%
Windows 10 Home 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.66%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Australia 2.82%
  Canada 2.82%
  Ireland 1.21%
  United Arab Emirates 0.81%
  Israel 0.81%
  Philippines 0.81%
  Saudi Arabia 0.81%
  BW 0.40%
  India 0.40%
  Iran 0.40%
  Lebanon 0.40%
  Sri Lanka 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.19%
Dell 28.21%
Toshiba 15.38%
Acer 13.68%
Gateway 3.42%
American Megatrends 2.56%
Intel 1.71%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.31%
HP-Pavilion FQ453AA-ABA a... 2.48%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.48%
Compaq-Presario KY821AA-A... 1.65%
Acer Aspire 5532 1.65%
Acer Aspire 5517 1.65%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com


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