can't get rid of my web search

May 28, 2012 at 16:19:47
Specs: Windows XP
I have gone to control panel and clicked on add remove. My web search does not show up. so how do I get rid of this?

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#1
May 28, 2012 at 17:14:50
Is it an addon to the browser or browser setting?

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 28, 2012 at 17:36:54
I have no idea. It just showed up.

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#3
May 28, 2012 at 22:45:33
Search the web for: get rid of my web search

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#4
May 29, 2012 at 05:39:34
I have done that. Nothing works

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#5
May 29, 2012 at 05:47:49
What browser are you using? Internet explorer, or something else?

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#6
May 29, 2012 at 05:50:45
internet explorer

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#7
May 29, 2012 at 07:09:29
download CCleaner.

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#8
May 29, 2012 at 07:46:47
I already have CCleaner. It isn't helping

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#9
May 29, 2012 at 08:15:24
MyWebSearch is part of a group of malware, so in Add/Remove you may find things like 'CursorMania', 'SmileyCentral', 'Zwinky' or 'Webfetti' (plus numerous others), so have a look down your list of programs & see if there are any listed, or others that look suspect (Google them if you find one you want to know about). If there's nothing obvious Malwarebytes will find/remove MyWebSearch programs.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#10
May 29, 2012 at 12:13:27
""Search the web for: get rid of my web search""

"I have done that. Nothing works"

There are lots of "hits" when you search using: get rid of my web search""

I've told others to do that previously and they DID find one of them that has a method that works.
....

CCleaner is set by default to only remove useless registry entries.

In any case, it will not remove registry entries that are not useless, including those put there by malware or something that is simply annoying, unless it recognizes it and you can custom select whatever it is in CCleaner's non-default settings, so you can delete it's registry entries.


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#11
May 30, 2012 at 00:08:21
Guaranteed results. Turn off your antivirus before running this

Combo fix will get rid of it, some folks warn you to extra careful, but i have used it a million times without error unless it simply did not function on the machine. Give it a shot I know it gets rid of that.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...


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#12
May 30, 2012 at 15:31:10
After running ComboFix, finish off by double checking.

MyWebSearch removal instructions:
1. Go to: Start-> Control Panel
2. Double click on Add/Remove programs (Programs and Features icon in Windows Vista)
3. In the list of currently installed software find "My Web Search" and click on Change/Remove (Uninstall in Windows Vista) to uninstall it. Also look for any of the following programs from the Fun Web Products suite and uninstall them too:
SmileyCentral
PopSwatter
HistorySwatter
Incredimail free version
Popular Screen Savers
Cursor Mania
FunBuddyIcons
MyFunCards
MyMailStationary
MyMailSignature
MyMailStamps
MySpeedBar
MyWay Search Assistant
FunWebProducts
4. Reboot your computer
5. Download HijackThis.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/
Launch the HijackThis and click "Do a system scan only" button. Select all such entries as shown below in and click once on the "Fix checked" button. Close HijackThis tool.
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {00A6FAF6-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\1.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
O2 - BHO: MyWebSearch Search Assistant BHO - {00A6FAF1-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\1.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
O2 - BHO: mwsBar BHO - {07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: My &Web Search - {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 - Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusear...
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocach...
6. Open "My Computer" and go to C:\Program Files. Remove the following folders:
FunWebProducts
MyWebSearch
7. MyWebSearch should now be completely uninstalled from your computer. However, there still may be some files, registry values or other remains of MyWebSearch. That's why we highly recommend you to scan your PC with these legitimate anti-malware/spyware applications listed below.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) Use Quick scan.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...
If your MBAM log indicates "No action taken." That's usually a result of NOT clicking the Remove Selected button after the scan.
Quick Scan versus Full Scan
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
SUPERAntiSpyware
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.superantispyware.com/ind...


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#13
May 30, 2012 at 17:24:29
I have been out of town a couple of days. Tomorrow I will try again and let you know what happens

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