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How do I keep getting MyWebSearch?

by TrinaHiemstra / October 6, 2013 4:12 AM PDT

I have the Norton provided by Xfinity. I also purchased SpyHunter 4. I run both at a minimum weekly but SpyHunter every couple of days and I always have the MyWebSearch. SpyHunter finds it every time I run it. Am I doing something that allows it to be picked up? How can I get rid of it permanently and have it stay gone?

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Re: MyWebsearch
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 4:24 AM PDT

So you say that:
- you disconnect the PC from Internet
- you run Spyhunter and it finds it
- you run Spyhunter again and it finds it again
- you run Spyhunter again and it finds it again ...

Then my conclusion is that it doesn't remove it, and it's not you that picks it up again. That only leaves the question about removal. After that, when your system is clean, be sure to not pick it up again.

Kees

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MyWebsearch
by TrinaHiemstra / October 6, 2013 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: MyWebsearch

By disconnected from the Internet do you mean not having Chrome open - I don't, or having the computer unplugged from Comcast? Which I will try. The problem is I don't know how I got it in the first place so how do I not get it again?

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Re: disconnect
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: MyWebsearch

I mean unplugged (if you're wired).

These toolbars usually come with download. Sometimes you forgot to uncheck the checkbox that asks you permission, but it's rather common (alas) that it's installed without any option to say no to it.

Kees

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SpyHunter leaves a lot to be desired...
by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 5:16 AM PDT

Trina..

I realize your reason for posting is unrelated to Enigma's SpyHunter. I can't help but make a comment of two. Or three or...

SpyHunter has a checkered past. To say the very least. At one time it was considered spyware. Enigma "supposedly" cleaned up their act, but from my experience they haven't!

Web of Trust (WOT) deems Enigma Software untrustworthy, with a poor reputation. Here you'll find 10 pages of (mostly) negative comments. The positive one's I suspect are shills. If you perform a search of these forums, you'll find more. A thread (Is Spyhunter a real program or a fake one?) at one of the security forums offers a bit more.

Lastly, one of our former moderators tested and reviewed SpyHunter 4. Please read, "Review of SpyHunter 4" If nothing else, read her conclusion.

The steps and tools in the below guide will help you remove MyWebSearch:

Remove MyWebSearch and home.mywebsearch.com (Uninstall Guide)

Best of luck..
Carol

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An Added Note..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 5:31 AM PDT

Only to name a few..

'My Web Search also known as the My Way Speedbar is the Internet Explorer toolbar part of the Fun Web Products suite of utilities such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, My Mail Stationary, My Mail Signature, PopSwatter, Popular Screensavers, Webfetti, and the My Way website portal.'

http://www.pchell.com/support/mywebsearch.shtml

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If it's a toolbar only ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: An Added Note..

is it sufficient to just disable it in Internet Explorer?

Kees

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Disabling the toolbar?
by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 8:14 AM PDT

Kees..

IF it was only a toolbar, and IF my memory serves me correctly, it's not as simple as just disabling it. There's more to it.

Carol

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