How to Remove the Mysearch Tool Bar

By Andrea Ruiz

The My Search Bar is a free, downloadable plugin for Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Firefox. It is a browser add-on developed by MySearch.com, a site which allows users to search the Internet with results pooled from multiple popular search engines simultaneously. The MySearch toolbar allows users to search the MySearch engine directly from their Web browsers. Though it is not spyware, the plugin can significantly slow down some computers and Internet connections. Fortunately, it is simple to uninstall from your PC.

Step 1

Open your Windows control panel. Click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of your screen, then select "Control Panel" from the list of options in the pop-up box.

Step 2

Select the option that will allow you to modify software on your PC. In Windows 7, click "Programs," then select "Programs and Features." In Windows XP, double-click the "Add and Remove Software" icon in the Control Panel window. Wait for the list to populate with a list of all available software on your computer.

Step 3

Locate the MySearch Bar in the list of software by scrolling down. By default, these programs are listed alphabetically. Click once on the software title to highlight it.

Step 4

Remove the MySearch plugin. In Windows 7, select "Uninstall" next to the plugin's name. In Windows XP, click the "Remove" button on the same line as the MySearch Bar software. Follow the simple on-screen instructions for completing the removal of the plugin.

Step 5

Reboot your computer. This completes the removal of the MySearch Bar.

Tips & Warnings

  • You must reboot your PC at the end of the removal process; otherwise, the MySearch bar may still be visible in your browser.