How to uninstall My Web Search homepage and toolbar

Suddenly, I found a program called My Web Search on my desktop. The program is new but I never recall installing it. All I remember is I downloaded a ZIP program and installed it on my machine. When I open my Internet browser, my home page shows http://home.mywebsearch.com that includes some buttons and search box claims to be powered by Google. Also, seems that my browser is polluted with My Web Search tool bar. Lots of icons are added to the menu, which I think are useless. When I go to View, then Toolbars of Internet Explorer, there is no item belonging to My Web Search.

After reading various forums, most people disclose that removing home.mywebsearch.com and toolbar is difficult. I am not a computer tech kind of person, thus, removing the adware seems to be more complicated than what I have read. Please, if anyone here can give me simple ways to remove My Web Search, I will be very thankful. Is there any removal tool for this kind of program?

Thanks in advance.
Jack_Loo

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  • You can remove the add-on and tool bar created by My Web Search by using this procedure:

    How to MyWebSearch on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for MyWebSearch entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    How to Uninstall MyWebSearch in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see MyWebSearch from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.
    See this page with illustrations: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=113907

    How to Remove MyWebSearch in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove MyWebSearch from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox. Additionally, you can just restore Firefox to default settings.

    To stop redirecting your home page to http:// home.mywebsearch.com, please follow this guide:

    Uninstall home.mywebsearch.com
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find home.mywebsearch.com or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove home.mywebsearch.com in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace home.mywebsearch.com.
    5. You may now remove home.mywebsearch.com from the list.
    Please see Microsoft website for detailed instructions in changing Internet Explorer home page.

    Remove home.mywebsearch.com in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    You can also visit MindSpark (creator) web site for their removal instructions.

  • i want mywebsearch as home page

  • On internet explorer, when I go to tools and manage add-ons, I cant see anything saying MyWebSearch. Also, when I go to the tools button and press internet options and the general tab, I put the home page as http://www.google.com.au/ and pressed apply. But it still comes up as the MyWebSearch home page. Then when I press settings, it comes up as website data settings. Not the default programs list. I’ve also tried pressing the arrow next to the home button and it will come up a list saying: MyWebSearch home page, add or change home page and remove. I can’t remove or replace the MyWebSearch home page by pressing remove. I can only add the google home page on so that there’s two home pages. I use windows 7 and I’ve deleted everything to do with MyWebSearch. Is there a way to REALLY delete it? Please answer.

  • If the above procedure doesn’t work in removing My Web Search, you can automate the removal process by scanning the computer with Avast Browser Cleanup. This is a stand-alone tool that doesn’t need installation. It works will most PC browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. You can download the scanner here:

    http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/avast-browser-cleanup-download-and-usage

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