How to remove the websearch toolbar

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How to remove the websearch toolbar
The WebSearch Toolbar may slow your computer. (The tired chief image by Ella from Fotolia.com)

The WebSearch Toolbar, also known as MyWebSearch, is an adware program that installs a toolbar in your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera web browsers for two purposes: To enhance your browsing experience, and to record your browsing habits and communicate the information to a third-party, so targeted pop-up advertisements can be displayed on your computer. The software may slow your Web browser. Removing it from your browser in Windows Vista and 7 operating systems takes a little work.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click "Start" and type "regedit" into the "Search" box and press "Enter" to open the Registry Editor.

  2. 2

    Delete each of the following registry values from the left pane of the Registry Editor. To delete a registry value, right-click the registry value and select "Delete."

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.browseroverlaybarbutton

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib{98635087-3f5d-418f-990c-b1efe0797a3b}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{38a7c9da-8db7-4d0f-a7b1-c4b1a305bddb}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{8d292ec0-6792-4a38-82ed-73a087e41ba6}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{a6573479-9075-4a65-98a6-19fd29cf7374}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved{a6573479-9075-4a65-98a6-19fd29cf7374}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{d778513b-1c40-4819-b0c5-49e40b39afd0}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.browseroverlaybarbutton.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.browseroverlayembed

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.browseroverlayembed.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.datacontrol

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib{c8cecde3-1ae1-4c4a-ad82-6d5b00212144}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{17de5e5e-bfe3-4e83-8e1f-8755795359ec}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{d6ff3684-ad3b-48eb-bbb4-b9e6c5a355c1}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{eb9e5c1c-b1f9-4c2b-be8a-27d6446fdaf8}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{0f8ecf4f-3646-4c3a-8881-8e138ffcaf70}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{b813095c-81c0-4e40-aa14-67520372b987}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{c9d7be3e-141a-4c85-8cd6-32461f3df2c7}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{cff4ce82-3aa2-451f-9b77-7165605fb835}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.historykillerscheduler.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.historyswattercontrolbar

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.historyswattercontrolbar.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.htmlmenu

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib{e47caee0-deea-464a-9326-3f2801535a4d}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{3e1656ed-f60e-4597-b6aa-b6a58e171495}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{741de825-a6f0-4497-9aa6-8023cf9b0fff}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{3dc201fb-e9c9-499c-a11f-23c360d7c3f8}

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats{3dc201fb-e9c9-499c-a11f-23c360d7c3f8}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved{3dc201fb-e9c9-499c-a11f-23c360d7c3f8}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{98d9753d-d73b-42d5-8c85-4469cda897ab}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved{98d9753d-d73b-42d5-8c85-4469cda897ab}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.htmlmenu.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.htmlmenu.2

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.iecookiesmanager

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.iecookiesmanager.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.killerobjmanager

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.killerobjmanager.1

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\funwebproducts.popswatterbarbutton

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib{8e6f1830-9607-4440-8530-13be7c4b1d14}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface{63d0ed2b-b45b-4458-8b3b-60c69bbbd83c}

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\Sources\f3popularscreensavers

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform\funwebproducts

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\my web search bar search scope monitor

  3. 3

    Close the Registry Editor.

  1. 1

    Click "Start" and type "cmd" into the "Search" box and press "Enter." The Command Prompt opens.

  2. 2

    Type the following commands into the Command Prompt. Press "Enter" after each command.

    Regsvr32 /u MWSOESTB.dll

    Regsvr32 /u NPMYWEBS.dll

    Regsvr32 /u MWSSRCAS.dll

    Regsvr32 /u M3PLUGIN.dll

    Regsvr32 /u M3IDLE.dll

    Regsvr32 /u MWSOESTB.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3BROVLY.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3DTACTL.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3HTTPCT.dll

    Regsvr32 /u MWSOEPLG.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3HTMLMU.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3SCRCTR.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3WPHOOK.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3IMSTUB.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3REPROX.dll

    Regsvr32 /u F3WPHOOK.dll

  3. 3

    Close the Command Prompt.

  1. 1

    Click "Start" and click the "Search" box.

  2. 2

    Search for and delete the following files and folders. To delete a file or folder, right-click the file or folder and select "Delete."

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Cache

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Images

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Images\101---135

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared

    C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\3.bin

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Avatar

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Cache

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Game

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\History

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Notifier

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Search

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\2.bin

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\3.bin

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\3.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Notifier\ROBOT.F3S

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Notifier\SEDUCT.F3S

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Notifier\SURFER.F3S

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Search\COMMON.F3S

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\prevcfg2.htm

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm.bak

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat.bak

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\s_pid.dat

    C:\Program Files\MyWebSearchC:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\

  3. 3

    Restart your computer.

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