My Web Search Toolbar (redirect)

Also Known As: My Web Search Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

My Web Search Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.myway.com etc. ?

What is My Web Search Toolbar?

My Web Search Toolbar is a browser add-on, which adds a search bar, weather forecast quick launch button, etc. to Internet browsers. When installed, this toolbar changes your homepage to search.conduit.com or home.mywebsearch.com This action is taken by default, however, if you look closely at the installation progress of the toolbar, you can elect to change these options so that your homepage is not changed. When searching the Internet using the added search bar, the organic search results are gathered from Google, but the sponsored results are generated by conduit or My Web Search Toolbar.

My Web Search Toolbar

Clicking the sponsored results can lead to installation of unwanted applications or malware. Deceptive sponsored results and redirects to mywebsearch.com clearly indicate that this toolbar should be uninstalled from your computer. Internet users are advised to express great caution when installing free toolbars, software etc., downloaded from the Internet. Each installation phase should be studied carefully to prevent the modification of your default computer settings. Installation of this software can result in the change of your Internet browser's homepage, default search engine, etc.

My Web Search Toolbar can be downloaded from the ourtoolbar.com website (conduit powered toolbars), or may come bundled with third party software. Unwanted toolbars are often bundled with free software that can be downloaded from the Internet. Free software developers monetize their products using toolbars or other software. There are two different types of toolbar that redirect computer users to an identical landing-page. These toolbars, and the websites to which they redirect, are developed by Mindspark, a company that develops online applications. This removal guide demonstrates how to remove both of these toolbars from your computer (mywebsearch.com and myway.com)

Why should the My Web Search Toolbar be uninstalled from your PC?

  • This toolbar changes your homepage and default Internet search engine
  • Deceptive sponsored results in the presented search bar could lead to malware installation
  • Having this toolbar installed on your computer increases the risk of identity theft
  • The new Internet browser's tabs are redirected to the My Web Search website

Quick menu:

My Web Search Toolbar removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

my web search toolbar uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "My Way Speedbar, mywebsearch Toolbar", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling My Way Search Toolbar, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.


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My Web Search Toolbar removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

my way search toolbar uninstall from internet explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for My Way Search Toolbar related entries (My Way Speedbar, myBar BHO, mywebsearch Toolbar) and disable them.

To change your homepage from search.conduit.com to your preferred domain: Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.conduit.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the my web search virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

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Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate "mywebsearch", select it and click on the trash can icon.

To change your homepage from search.conduit.com to you preferred domain, click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over search.conduit.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the my web search virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

my way search toolbar uninstall mozilla firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "mywebsearch".

To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove search.conduit.com and enter your preferred domain.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with my web search virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine.

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