My Search Bar


My Search Bar and the variants "My Way Speedbar" and "My Way Search Assistant", are browser helper objects that allows you to search on multiple search engines. The software is bundled with file sharing programs such as Morpheus. The search form is added to Internet Explorer under the default address field. The software might update itself without notice.

"The MySearch and MyWay variants have been bundled with Grokster, Morpheus, WeatherBug, and software from MySearch has also been installed by the FavoriteMan parasite. The MyWeb variant is bundled with software (Popswatter, SmileyCentral, My Mail Stamp) from "Fun Web Products" (the same people as MyWay)." Source

My Search Bar does not open pop-up windows; the actual advertisements are discreet and displayed as links in the toolbar and as sponsored links on the search result page.


s4bar.dll, s42ns.exe, s4bareq.exe, MY2NS.EXE, mysrchas.dll, NPMyWay.dll, MWSBAR.DLL

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Bundled software


MySearch Bar  MySearch Bar.B  MySearch Bar.C  MyWebSearch Toolbar.B  MyWebSearch Toolbar.emailplug  MyWebSearch Toolbar.bho1  MyWebSearch Toolbar.bho2 


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Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner does not detect My Search Bar.

Uninstall notice for My Search Bar

Notice that removing My Search Bar may cause the program that bundled it to not function as intended.

Uninstall procedure

Uninstall My Search Bar from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for entries called "My Search Bar", "Search Assistant - My Search" and "My Way Speedbar". If you run into problems uninstalling, please contact the vendor for support. Do not uninstall My Search Bar if you value the service that it offers.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove My Search Bar manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If My Search Bar remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}', if it exists.
  3. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {014DA6C9-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}', if it exists.
  4. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}', if it exists.
  5. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {014DA6C9-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}', if it exists.
  6. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ My Search Uninstall \ DisplayName', if it exists.
  7. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ My Way Speedbar Uninstall \ DisplayName', if it exists.
  8. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ MyWaySearchAssistant \ DisplayName', if it exists.
  9. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Toolbar'
  10. In the right pane, delete the value called {014DA6C9-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}, if it exists.
  11. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Toolbar \ WebBrowser'
  12. In the right pane, delete the value called {014DA6C9-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}, if it exists.
  13. Exit the registry editor.
  14. Restart your computer.
  15. Delete the following folders:
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
  16. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  17. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  18. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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