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Should I remove My Web Search IWON?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,133
United States Rank #10,735
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.31 days
9.25 days >
Average installed length: 4.86 days

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My Web Search IWON

What is My Web Search IWON?

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 toolbar that changes and redirects 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.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

The IWON Toolbar offers quick and easy access to the best free online games on the Web. The toolbar itself includes buttons that offer easy access to the entire IWON library, your own Facebook page, our sister site Retrogamer, and specifically Retrogamer's awesome Atari(R) offerings. Plus you can gain fast access other...  Read more
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove 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 Files2\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsbar.dll,O

How do I remove My Web Search IWON?

You can uninstall My Web Search IWON 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 (IWON), 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 IWON.
  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) 57%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.03%
Windows Vista 23.94%
Windows XP 8.92%
Windows 10 6.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.96%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.19%
Windows 10 Home 4.25%
Windows 7 Starter 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.65%
  United Kingdom 2.55%
  Canada 1.98%
  Australia 1.70%
  India 0.57%
  New Zealand 0.57%
  Sweden 0.28%
  Greece 0.28%
  Israel 0.28%
  Ireland 0.28%
  Saudi Arabia 0.28%
  Hungary 0.28%
  Lithuania 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.69%
Dell 27.22%
Acer 16.57%
Toshiba 12.43%
Gateway 4.14%
Lenovo 1.18%
Sahara 1.18%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.71%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.14%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.14%

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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