How to Get Rid of the MyWebSearch Toolbar

By Chad Davis

The MyWebSearch toolbar can be removed from your browser by disabling the add-ons or uninstalling the program. In Internet Explorer, you can remove an unwanted toolbar by disabling the add-on in the Manage Add-Ons window. While disabling the add-on removes the toolbar from your browser, the toolbar is not removed from your computer until you completely uninstall the program. You can uninstall the MyWebSearch toolbar from your system using the Programs and Feature Control Panel item in Windows 8.1.

Disable MyWebSearch in Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the Tools button resembling a gear in Internet Explorer's toolbar, then "Manage Add-Ons." Alternatively, press "Alt," click the "Tools" menu and then "Manage Add-Ons."

Step 2

Select "Toolbars and Extensions" from the Add-On Types sidebar and then select "All Add-Ons" from the drop-down under Show.

Step 3

Select "MyWebSearch" from the list of add-ons and then click the "Disable" button at the bottom of the window. Click "Disable" again to confirm, if prompted. Click "Close" to exit the Manage Add-Ons window. The toolbar is no longer present in Internet Explorer.

Uninstall MyWebSearch in Windows

Step 1

Enter "programs and features" into your Windows Start screen, click "Settings" and then select "Programs and Features" from the search results. You can manage all of your installed desktop applications from this Control Panel item.

Step 2

Scroll down your list of programs and select "My Web Search Toolbar." Alternatively, the toolbar may have been renamed to a similar name, such as MyWebSearch Bar, MyWebSearch Bar Toolbar Helper, MyWebSearch IE Plugin or MyWebSearch.com. Select the closest match.

Step 3

Click the "Uninstall/Change" button. Follow the instructions to remove the toolbar from your computer. Reboot your system if prompted after the program has finished uninstalling.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your home page or other settings have changed in Internet Explorer, you can reset your settings by clicking "Tools," "Internet Options," the "Advanced" tab and then the "Reset…" button. Click "Reset" again, "Close" and then "OK."
  • You may want to scan your computer with anti-malware software, such as Windows Defender, to restore possible changes the toolbar may have made to your computer. Open Windows Defender from your Start screen, select "Full" under Scan Options and then click the "Scan Now" button.