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Should I remove My Web Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,204
United States Rank #6,511
Reach 0.0351%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.83 days
172.03 days >
Average installed length: 90.39 days

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My Web Search

What is My Web Search?

My Web Search 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 brings together the most comprehensive collection of search tools available to provide you with the information you need when you need it. Information about the search queries you submit to the Site and how you interact with search results may also be used to personalize the content and advertisements that ...  Read more


Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed.
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
My Web Search has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: My Web Search
URL: helpint.mywebsearch.com/intlinfo/eula/eula.jhtml
Help link: helpint.mywebsearch.com
Uninstaller: rundll32 C:\Program Files1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\m3unpat.dll,O

How do I remove My Web Search?

You can uninstall My Web Search 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 My Web Search, 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 My Web Search.
  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) 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.75%
Windows Vista 32.95%
Windows XP 12.28%
Windows 10 2.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.09%
Windows 7 Professional 3.36%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.11%
  United Kingdom 5.68%
  Canada 3.39%
  Australia 1.59%
  Germany 1.49%
  India 1.10%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Italy 1.00%
  Philippines 0.90%
  Ireland 0.70%
  Malaysia 0.70%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Netherlands 0.50%
  Brazil 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.79%
Dell 27.12%
Acer 14.91%
Toshiba 9.52%
American Megatrends 1.66%
Intel 1.66%
Gateway 1.04%
Sahara 0.83%
Samsung 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.71%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.38%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.37%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.36%

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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