Mywebsearch Virus - How to remove

Mywebsearch Virus is an infection that gets inside a PC in the form of a toolbar. It can be installed on most internet browsers and the user does not even know about it before it starts acting. The most prominent feature of Mywebsearch Virus is changing the infected PC’s Home page, Start page, New Tab page, and search engine to home.mywebsearch.com.

About Mywebsearch:

Classification Adware,

browser hijacker.

Problems Changes the browser’s settings in unhelpful ways,

collects data about the user,

promotes related sites and displays ads.

Distribution Embedded in free apps and installed in the background.
Removal Change your default search engine settings,

if needed, remove malicious browser extensions manually or with an antivirus app (Spyhunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac, others).

Mywebsearch advertising site

Mywebsearch is a website. Its home page is Hp.mywebsearch.com while its search results are on Search.mywebsearch.com.

Mywebsearch’s homepage has a simple interface with shortcuts to your favourite (or so Mywebsearch hopes) sites such as Gmail, Yahoo!, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc. The other buttons are affiliate links (meaning that Mywebsearch makes money when you click on them), including Amazon, Couponalert, and Walmart.

Mywebsearch uses Google search to display results and ads and gets paid for every click/search performed. The money comes from paid advertisements and generating traffic to promoted sites. As a result, there are generally more ads on Mywebsearch than you would see on Google.com.

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., collectively Mindspark (and Ask Applications) is the owner of Mywebsearch. The company is a well-known one in its field and has more than 1.5 thousand sites of all sorts. The Mywebsearch webpage was created in 2001 and runs until recently. Although the tool is free of charge for the end-users, the company gets paid from the advertisements displayed and the traffic generated to the sites it promotes.

Mywebsearch new tab is similar to other Mindspark new tabs.

Potentially unwanted program

Dishonest installation

It is not surprising that Mindspark wants Mywebsearch to be as popular as possible and increase the number of its users, sometimes balancing on the thin line between legal and illegal. When Mywebsearch doesn’t really provide any useful features to make it attractive to users, how is Mindspark to promote it?

Just like many similar applications and toolbars, Mywebsearch Virus can be installed together with downloads of shareware, freeware, e.g. it is known to be distributed with an avatar program Zwinkyand an emotion program called Smiley Central. You may also get infected with it after browsing through malicious websites that have Trojan horses.

The victim does not usually know when a malicious program was installed because it does not ask for consent to be installed. In order to follow legal requirements, theoretically, one has the option to refuse to install Mywebsearch Virus. There is a checkbox marked stating that you agree with the installation of this application and, if you read the installation wizard carefully, you have an option to uncheck this checkbox. The reality is that many of us allow automatic installation, unknowingly allowing optional bundles to be added to our PCs.

Other problems

What’s the most irritating with Mywebsearch Virus are the constant redirections and pop-up advertisements whenever the internet connection is on. Some PC users complain that their browsers start working slower.

Moreover, if you did not install the toolbar yourself and do not know how it got into your browser, it is very likely that this redirecting virus has been brought in by another malware. Mindspark toolbars often get installed in groups.

Other browser hijackers by the same company include the remarkably similar ConvertDocsOnline, PDFConverterHQ, ProPDFConverter, and other toolbars.

How to remove Mywebsearch

Once you noticed any signs of Mywebsearch Virus acting on your computer, it is recommended to remove it. It may not be that easy, even though you can find uninstall instructions on the Mywebsearch website. Some users complain that the Mywebsearch virus comes back after removing it.

For all malware to be removed we recommend using antimalware programs, for example, Spyhunter for Windows or Combo Cleaner for macOS. If you don’t remember how Mywebsearch got on your computer, it’s important to find out so that you can avoid future infections.

If you decide to remove the Mywebsearch virus manually, do not forget to change your search engine providers in all of the internet browsers you use. You should also perform a full system scan to make sure no other viruses were left.

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How to remove Mywebsearch Virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Mywebsearch Virus install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Mywebsearch Virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Mywebsearch Virus easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopHow To remove Mywebsearch Virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mywebsearch Virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How To remove Mywebsearch Virus from Firefox:Top

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Mywebsearch Virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mywebsearch Virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove Mywebsearch Virus from Microsoft Edge:Top

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mywebsearch Virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Mywebsearch Virus from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Mywebsearch Virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mywebsearch Virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

On behalf of developers of Mywebsearch Virus we were asked to remove this article due to false information on it. However, we feel like this post is correct and helpful to our readers. Mywebsearch Virus and other software developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. can be detected and recognised as viruses or potentially unwanted software by various anti-malware tools. Toolbars developed by Mindspark share same EULA (End User License Agreement) that is mislieding. It claims that this software is not an adware or malware, while there are statements that toolbars might display advertisements from 3rd parties or monetise toolbars in other ways. By definition such software is considered as an adware. All articles posted on www.2-viruses.com regarding products of Mindspark are correct.

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