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Should I remove My Web Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,145
United States Rank #19,973
Reach 0.0076%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.98 days
530.53 days >
Average installed length: 278.76 days


3.0 100.00%

My Web Shield


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 10.43 MB (10,941,757 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of My Web Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\my web shield
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\My Web Shield\mwesuninstall.exe uninst=1
Estimated size: 10.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by My Web Shield

  • mwescontroller.sys - My Web Shield (Web Shield Driver)
  • mwessweeper.exe - Product Sweeper
  • mweshield.exe (by "My Web Shield") - My Web Shield Sentinel
  • mweshieldup.exe (by "My Web Shield") - My Web Shield Consolidator
  • mwesmanager.exe - My Web Shield Control Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • mweshieldup.exe runs as a service named 'My Web Shield Consolidator' (mweshieldup).
  • mweshield.exe runs as a service named 'My Web Shield Sentinel' (mweshield).

How do I remove My Web Shield?

You can uninstall My Web Shield 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 Shield, 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 Shield.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.03%
Windows 7 42.95%
Windows XP 2.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 10 Pro 19.59%
Windows 10 Home 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.43%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.03%
  Germany 9.52%
  Sweden 4.23%
  Singapore 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Italy 3.17%
  Netherlands 3.17%
  Poland 2.65%
  Spain 2.12%
  France 2.12%
  Austria 1.59%
  Czech Republic 1.59%
  BG 1.06%
  Romania 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.03%
Acer 20.18%
ASUS 13.76%
Dell 9.17%
Lenovo 8.26%
Samsung 8.26%
American Megatrends 2.75%
Apple 0.92%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 3.67%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
Acer Aspire V5-573G 1.83%
ASUS All Series 1.83%
ASUSTeK K56CM 1.83%


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