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Should I remove My Web Search Smiley Central?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,500
United States Rank #15,345
Reach 0.0115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.71 days
79.93 days >
Average installed length: 42.00 days

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My Web Search Smiley Central

What is My Web Search Smiley Central?

Smiley Central with My Web Search is the Internet Explorer toolbar part of the Fun Web Products suite of utilities such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, My Mail Stationary, My Mail Signature, PopSwatter, Popular Screensavers, Webfetti, and the My Way website portal. The toolbar allows easy access to search engine results and a 404 Error Redirector called My Total Search among other things to your browser. The My Web Search toolbar will slow down your PC and uses cookies to track your web surfing usage and habits. My Web Search is run by the Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

Find Smiley Central emoticons and you've found smiley heaven. MyWebSearch brings together the most comprehensive collection of search tools available to provide you with the information you need when you need it.


Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
My Web Search Smiley Central has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

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\4.bin\m3unpat.dll,O

How do I remove My Web Search Smiley Central?

You can uninstall My Web Search Smiley Central 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 (Smiley Central), 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 Smiley Central.
  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) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.04%
Windows Vista 18.14%
Windows XP 14.60%
Windows 10 2.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.61%
Windows 7 Professional 4.95%
Windows 7 Starter 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.09%
  India 3.72%
  Germany 3.38%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Australia 2.70%
  Canada 2.70%
  Brazil 2.03%
  Belgium 1.69%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Saudi Arabia 1.69%
  Iran 1.35%
  Croatia 1.35%
  Italy 1.35%
  RS 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.97%
Dell 25.16%
Acer 17.42%
Toshiba 7.74%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Sahara 2.58%
Samsung 1.94%
Intel 1.29%
NEC 1.29%
Gateway 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.27%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.71%
Dell Inspiron 545 1.71%
Dell Studio 540 1.71%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.71%

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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