How to Uninstall My Web Search Bar

My Web Search is a search bar that is included in the Fun Web Products software suite of applications. Theoretically, the Fun Web Products applications are not spyware, but many users have noticed a distinct slowdown in their computers' speed, as well as the appearance of tracking cookies used by My Web Search to track and monitor your Internet usage. Top it off with the fact that My Web Search makes itself deliberately hard to uninstall, and you've got a program that you're likely better off getting rid of. Fortunately, despite My Web Search's intentions, it is not that difficult to remove once you know what you're doing.

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Launch your preferred Web browser and navigate to the download page for Hijack This, a tool designed to search out active processes and spyware entries on your computer. Hijack This is a necessary program for the removal of My Web Search (see "Resources").

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Download and install Hijack This onto your computer.

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Click the "Start" menu and choose the "Control Panel."

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Click the "Programs and Features" icon to open up the "add/remove programs" window.

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Scroll down the list of installed programs until you find the entry for My Web Search.

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Click the "Uninstall" button located next to the My Web Search entry. This starts the automated uninstallation process. Follow the instructions as they appear to complete the first phase of the uninstallation. Reboot your computer once the removal has been completed.

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Click "Hijack This" and choose "System Scan Only." This brings up a list of entries in the main Hijack This window.

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Search for and check the box next to any entry in the Hijack This window that contains the phrases "MyWebSearch" or "My Web Search." Once you have found and checked them all, click the "Fix" button to delete all the entries.

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Open "My Computer" and browse to the C:\Program Files folder. Locate and delete the folders labeled "FunWebProducts" and "MyWebSearch." This completes the removal of My Web Search from your computer.