Mywebsearch.com Removal Tips
Mywebsearch.com is a browser hijacker that usually comes as a part of My Web Search Toolbar. It can, however, also be installed by a different browser add-on. My Web Search Toolbar is often classified as a potentially unwanted application or adware. It is distributed along with other freeware and shareware and is available at mywebsearchtoolbar.ourtoolbar.com.
The toolbar is known to add commercial data to your browsers, track your cookies, monopolize system resources and so on. It does have useful features, however, usually those are very few. If you want to get rid of Mywebsearch.com, you will have to delete My Web Search Toolbar or a different application to which the hijacker belongs.
How does Mywebsearch.com work?
Mywebsearch.com was developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. This company is known for creating various toolbars and other programs that are not necessary trustworthy. The website gets set as your home page and default search provider as soon as the application gets installed. The page looks more or less reliable. It contains “Quick links to your favorite sites” that include such pages as Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others. It also has a search box that redirects you to search.mywebsearch.com and presents you with original results. On top of these results and below them you will see sponsored links.
Although the hijacker is certainly not malicious, it still makes changes that you do not actually need. Aside from the settings alterations, it also inserts ads wherever you go online. These advertisements are not all legitimate. You should avoid them no matter what they promote. The hijacker may also redirect you to unfamiliar pages in the middle of your browsing. If you do not want to deal with these disturbances, you should not waste any time and terminate Mywebsearch.com right away. Next chapter explains how you can do that.
How to remove Mywebsearch.com?
We would advise that you use a reliable anti-malware utility to eliminate Mywebsearch.com and its related program. The hijacker may not be the only issue on your PC and the security software can clean your computer entirely, so you do not have to worry about other threats it may contain. The utility will also safeguard your system in the future. Alternatively, you can uninstall Mywebsearch.com and reset your browser settings. Manual Mywebsearch.com removal instructions are presented below and you are welcome to use them.
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs
- Choose the adware and click Remove
Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Uninstall the unwanted application
- Search (Win+S) → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Choose the related program and click Uninstall
Remove Mywebsearch.com from browsers:
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset
- Tick Delete personal settings and click Reset
- Menu → Question mark → Firefox Help → Refresh Firefox
- Choose Refresh Firefox and click Finish
- Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings
- Select Reset settings and click on Reset