What is mwsbar.dll? Is mwsbar.dll spyware or a virus?

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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your mwsbar process
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Process name: My Web Search Bar

Product: My Web Search Toolbar

Company: Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. (mindspark.com)

File: mwsbar.dll


This dll integrates with various browsers including Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox as a search toolbar. Early versions of the toolbar were considered adware due to the fact that it installed unprompted and had an adware targeted pop-up feature. The most current version of the toolbar does not include the adware functions, and operates as a standard add-on search bar with slightly more options than a default browser toolbar. Located in Yonkers, New York, Mindspark was founded in 1999. Their My Web Search Bar is packaged with much of their software.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/mwsbar.dll.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of mwsbar.dll: based on 32 votes. Read also the 23 reviews.

  • 608 users ask for this file. 6 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. 6 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 6 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about mwsbar.dll:
Mwsoemon.exe installs with a newer variant of the MyWebSearch spyware program. Generally, a browser helper object called mwsbar.dll will install at the same time.The toolbar does add search features but the search results you see will be hijacked to mywebsearch.com. Juda
self installed bickel
SpywareJohn
I think its harmless as long as you disable mwsbar in the msconfig start up settings. The only real annoyance is the My web search bar that appears in internet explorer. Dubs
I disabled "mywebsearch" and the "mwsbar" but now my computer, when I first turn it on and my desktop uploads, I get a error message that says my C:\Program~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1bin\MWSBAR.DLL is missing from windows system32 file. I am not very computer literate so I am unsure if this is a big problem or not a problem at all and I shouldn't worry about it and should ignore it all together.  See also: Link Melissa Sweet
my pc keeps on giving me the message of "Cant Load the File Lucman ALi Racman
Can be self installed, but still classed as adware. Usually, this is auto installed by other programs Stephen Tordoff
its on my desktop, but I dont want. Uninstall ? KRN JUBB
self install during a virus attack - coincidence? chap
Juda picked up a "malware for dummies book" Its a search bar of course its going to take you to its search page. This is not a hijacking or a spyware program, its a self installed toolbar. I would not recommend it but hey, its your computer. Billybob
irritating, as I keep getting this message on startup "Error loading C:\Progr~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL" elder sorrow
everytime it was downloaded onto my computer it was accompanied w/ a trojan Tommi
Mywebs\bar\4.bin\mwsbar.dll darko
Spyware component from our friends at MyWebSearch! inwinter
when computer boots error message: program1\mywebs1\bar\35.bin\MWSBAR.DLL the specified module could not be found.
Mine came with a Smiley Central download. I like Smiley Central, but am unfond of Myweb searchbar. I found two sites, then stopped looking, for removal instructions:
i want remov viros in my competar i have this viros stoped my task manager virus Virus.Win32.AutoRun.bq quarantine\taskmger.com.Vir.1475//UPX saman
For those who get the MWSBAR.DLL error at startup. I had the same problem and here is how I got rid of it. Go to the link below and re-install MyWebSearch Bar. After installing, close internet explorer and the re-open it. There will now be a MyWebSeach button in the tool bar. Click on this and a menu pops up. On this menu is "Uninstall MyWebSearch". Click on this to uninstall it. Again close internet explorer and re-open it. The tool bar is gone and error will be gone too. At least it worked for me.  See also: Link JohnC
error message n its a spyware. advised removal comes with windows live toolbar installed wid msn messanger
Spyware from MyWebSearch. Self-Installed. Easily Removed. Kathrine
Impossible to remove mwsbar.dll from Windows XP Registry  See also: Link JeRkZ
it's instaled without your knowledge and runs without same so it shouldn't be there
Not alot. I received this through a download that was advertised on FaceBook for popular screensavers.com  See also: Link Larry Burgess

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