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How Do I Remove My Web Search?

How Do I Remove My Web Search from my Win XP PC?

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  • Mandy Lynn
    Mandy Lynn Sep 21, 2008

    Initially I have been not able to delete them but after Safe Mode start, done the trick.



    Thanks a lot.



    Mandy



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1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
2. In the open window, highlight 'My Web Search' and click on the Remove button.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto "wrench" icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer
Reset Google Chrome to default settings
  1. Open File Explorer in Windows
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\
  3. Delete the folder User Data with all it's content (you must be logged in Administrator to do this!!)
  4. Restart Google Chrome browser
Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart

If the steps above still don't work, you need to use a special tool (download link: http://www.icleansoftware.com/RemovalTool_Download.php) to clean this toolbar from your PC.

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Hi Crazzymandy,

Thanks for your posting in FixYa.

Please do the following:

First, uninstall the My Web Search option from Add/Remove Programs
1) Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel
2) Double click on Add/Remove Programs
3) Find "My Web Search" in the list of installed programs and click on Change/Remove to uninstall it. You may also want to uninstall any of the following items associated with FunWebProducts.
· My Web Search (Smiley Central or FWP product as applicable)
· My Way Speedbar (Smiley Central or other FWP as applicable)
· My Way Speedbar (AOL and Yahoo Messengers) (beta users only)
· My Way Speedbar (Outlook, Outlook Express, and IncrediMail)
· Search Assistant - My Way
4) Reboot your Computer and run HijackThis
5) With HijackThis, scan for and fix any of the entries shown above that may be remaining.
6) Next, open My Computer, Drive C, and double-click on the Program Files folder
7) Right-click and delete the folders for:
· FunWebProducts
· MyWebSearch
8) MyWebSearch should now be completely uninstalled from your computer.
9) There will be some minor registry entries left behind by the uninstall, however these can be cleaned up by running SpyBot Search and Destroy or Ad-Aware SE or left alone.

If unable to remove from control panel, then try to remove them after rebooting PC in Safe mode..

Hope this would help you a lot.

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Have a nice day.

Best of Luck & Regards
ELLIN

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • Puneet Jain
    Puneet Jain Sep 21, 2008

    Good to hear that your problem is solved.

    Thanks

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