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MyWebSearch
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Type Adware/Spyware
Creator IAC
Date Discovered
Place of Origin
Source Language
Platform Windows
File Type(s)
Aliases * not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MyWebSearch (Kaspersky Lab)
  • Adware.MyWay (Doctor Web)
  • BKDR_DELF.DUW (Trend Micro)
  • ADSPY/ToolBar.MyWebSearch.3 (Avira)
  • Generic.KHC (AVG)
  • Trojan.Dropper.Delf.EE (BitDefender)
  • Adware.Mywebsearch-5 (ClamAV)
  • Win32/Adware.FunWeb (Eset)
  • Adware:Win32/MyWebSearch or Trojan:Win32/Knockex.A(Microsoft)
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MyWebSearch, also known as MyWay Speedbar, MyWay Searchbar, MyAllSearch Search Assistant, MyWay Search Assistant or MyWeb Searchbar, is a spyware and search toolbar program that allows the user to query Google, Ask Jeeves, Yahoo!, and LookSmart search engines. HP and Dell pre-install this software on some of their commercially sold PCs. [1][2][3] It is also bundled with some versions of Kazaa.[4] It is also a part of the FunWebProducts suite of utilities such as Smiley Central, Webfetti, Cursor Mania, My Mail Stationary, My Mail Signature, My Mail Stamps, FunBuddyIcons,

From an independent repair lab it is classified as a nuscaince or PUP to be extreme. Though it doesn't have any malware attributes, it can cause slowdowns in return for features that are already built into many modern web browsers. Uninstallation is recommended simply because it just isn't needed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dell Charges $49 to Remove Their Own Spyware
  2. Ethics and "Spyware"
  3. "HELP! My computer is infected! What should I do?", Lavasoft Support Forums
  4. "MyWay Speedbar", Scumware

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