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Should I remove My Web Search Zwinky?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,247
United States Rank #15,264
Reach 0.0097%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.27 days
37.41 days >
Average installed length: 19.66 days

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My Web Search Zwinky

What is My Web Search Zwinky?

Zwinky 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)

By downloading the MyWebSearch toolbar, you will be installing a toolbar in your Internet browser (and any supported email functions and instant messenger functions) with the following features: SEARCH BOX: This is a search box located within the toolbar that will help you search the Internet with search results from A...  Read more


Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed.
  • 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 Zwinky?

You can uninstall My Web Search Zwinky 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 (Zwinky), 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 Zwinky.
  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 1%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.59%
Windows Vista 29.32%
Windows XP 10.99%
Windows 10 2.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.38%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.85%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.52%
  United Kingdom 7.66%
  Australia 4.98%
  Canada 3.07%
  Brazil 2.68%
  Italy 1.92%
  Iran 1.15%
  Czech Republic 1.15%
  France 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Greece 0.77%
  Indonesia 0.77%
  Israel 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.12%
Dell 30.30%
Acer 15.15%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sony 1.52%
Gateway 0.76%
American Megatrends 0.76%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 2.50%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.50%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.50%
Dell Dell DM061 1.67%
Gateway NV53 1.67%

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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