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Process name: My Web Search Plugin Loader or My Web Search Email Plugin or My Way Email Plugin

Product: My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients or My Web Search Email Plugin or My Way Email Plugin

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: MyWebSearch.com (mywebsearch.com) or MyWay.com (myway.com)

File: mwsoemon.exe


This program implements a plug-in for Outlook Express called "MyWebSearch". It is typically installed when a user responds to an ad for "free items" such as colorful smilies for email entry. It is considered by some to be spyware or adware because it tracks your usage patterns, to gather data used for ad targeting. It may be difficult to remove without anti-spyware tools. See also: mwssrcas.dll.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/mwsoemon.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of mwsoemon.exe: based on 61 votes. Read also the 63 reviews.

  • 1992 users ask for this file. 7 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. 21 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 22 users rated it as dangerous. 9 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about mwsoemon.exe:
Spyware component  See also: Link Ray
You also get this malicious thing from SmileyCentral.com  See also: Link Ali Yalcin
I know that this file runs in your background and all it really does is deliver pop up adds while your surfing the web regardless of what site your on. If you have this file even pop up blockers will have trouble with it. Brandon Zimmerman
Process runs as a service even after I tried to remove it. Has been deemed spyware by other websites. Tony Roberts
changes web browser settings jay
Spyware Agnes
There are many free features which are appealing such as Stationary cursor choice Screen savers and much more. Personalized My page for setting up as you like it. I have had no problem  See also: Link OB1
it can come from smiley central and i think it can also hijack your homepage Ryan !!
While launching games like Half-Life 2, it launches popups. When trying to remove it from the startup list it adds it's self back on. When trying to end the IEXPLORE.EXE process in task bar (both instances even though i'm not running iexplore) it launches 2 more instances back up. Dan Pearce
i have it and i cant get rid of it trevor
Spyware, hijacks browser settings, difficult to remove, agreement allows them to do anything, delivers pop-up ads, diverts search to them, collects info on you (they say non-identifiable), factual inaccuracies on their web site, may open PC to other infections Kevin (IT Manager)
Got installed with My ABC on my Terminal server. Users... None of my users can use Outlook anymore. 20 users offline. This is not Spyware. It is #$&%*^$ Spyware Rene
i just loaded smilleys and now stuck with it too how do you get rid of it?
just delete the file and continue using smiley central
It's a nuscience - I have it and can't get rid of it Ron
came with smiley central Linda
virus and school it sucks but does rock a bit  See also: Link killer
Not sure how dangerous it is but just removed it using spyware program, had to end it on task manager before program would remove it. Leo
It really does what it says.. no problems once or ever w my computer or system or nothing!  See also: Link
Use this Freeware soft to remove it forever http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html Hella
Got it with Smiley Central, keeps locking up my system KOnsmith
When I start up a message pops up saying they can't find MWSOEMON.EXE I can't find it on my machine. How do I get rid of the message? Jean
Seems like I've got two of them in my startup files - don't know how they gotthere and it slows my computer down considerably! BlueMajic
This program/service is more of an annoyance than anything Glen Mahon
fouls up windows defender watchingoutforthe800lbgorilla
I am unsure of it's function but Windows Defender doesn't classify it as spyware, I deleted it nonetheless. Aeldath
I've had this forever!! I love my smiley central and my web search, and it has "never" redirected me, hijacked me, or put up "any" popups... so I don't know why it's doing that to other people.. but it has caused me no probs what so ever Tammy
popups etc as mentioned above. Is part of one of those annoying web search toolbars (MyWebSearch I think it was) - removed from this system easily using add/remove programs. Process no longer running so solved. Had smileycentral at one point on this PC so is again probably where it came from. Claire
came up with cursor mania.after this only i think i had the following problem."i cant run explorer.exe & iexplorer.exe in any of the limited user accounts in XP,however when i log in admin acccount only then can i access IExplorer & navigate my HD.explorer or iexplorer .exe whwn invoked causes a process called Drwtsn32 to start & end itselp as well as explorer/iexplorer.exe. pinank
Spyware that crashes Internet explorer at random times. Truly terrible program that I have had on several computers from various programs.
My firewall detects it on start up. My firewall states that it is trying to launch and is able to track keystrokes, etc. I just always DENY it. Debra
smileycentral and/or cursormania spawned - add/remove progs - remove any my 'web search plugins' related progs - ZoneAlarm (I recommend) alerted me constantly to the behaviour of this program. Any way we can invoice the creators of this intrusive software for removal from system? SpaceMaster
mwsoemon.exe Is placed in Memory. I know this to be a fact because NOD32 Anti Virus System found it there and alerts . Great SW by the way and fantastic support. I have not had problems with popups as mentioned and I think they follow your IP address etc. Not a problem for me I enjoy using them. It is SAD they don't offer us a free product that don't have nasties included. I do not check the box to allow MySearch to be my search engine. LeoLady
I have seen it too. I have smiley central and cursor mania and zwinky. Computer does run slow. never had any info. problems that I know of. Jill
PC crawling slowly with 100% cpu usage until disabled mwsoemon in startup using msconfig. Now back to normal. Steve Gledhill
It changes explorer get rid by going in to msconfig cal
not much just slowed computer down by trying to start up at launch about 6 different times unclicked it from start up list and sped coputer up immediatly fred
i have it its cool but annoying some times saman23930
It does nothing harmful, No popups delivered does add a tollbar to IE and hijacks your search settings and such but It's relatively harmless and only slightly annoying since it loads in may locations I used the linked program to fully remove it from my startup  See also: Link John
Spy/Adware....go to program files and delete the mywebsearch folder Devildingo777
Since it runs as a background process it slows down your CPU and eats ram. The best way to remove it is to open task manager, end its process tree. Go to control panel, add and remove programs and uninstall it. Joshua T.
Keeps attempting to access the internet by popping up a window telling you that your computer is in danger from a virus & wants to fix it. No matter if you click yes or no (X isn't an option), it tries to go to the web. A real nuisance. Dan B
I got it after installing a pirated copy of AVG, after recieving a warning saying my copy was pirated i noticed it in my process list, then i noticed my downloads slowed down drasticly after removing it my download speed returned to normal Jebus
i went into windows task manager and ended the process then deleted the file and it worked. Kristina
Spyware app - comes with smiley central. mal
spyware, difficult to get rid of
Hijacks Internet Explorer Settings and redirects you from webpages you visit to other potentially malicious pages. Also slows your machine down; uses alot of RAM. To remove, use task manager to end the process "mwsoemon.exe" and delete the file MyWebSearch and FunWebProducts. Cookie Monster
never did smiley central or cursor mania, think i got it from a google work online ad. it simply locks up my server so i cannot do anything. delete it from running programs, and i am all set till next time. jj
I used the search program thing to delete one part of it. I can't see my grades which is really bugging me. Not sure if add/remove programs works. My dumb mom clicked to make an e-card that may or may not have came from smily central. Ch-ch-ch-Chia!
tried removing (unsuccessfully) using 'add/remove programs' (error), deleting files (access denied), changing user permissions for files and deleting (still access denied), and changing name of file. brad
didn't know why i kept getting pop ups even with Windows Live OneCare, Firefox, my pop-up blocker & Bell Security System! Now I know and I've quarantined it. Stopped processing at start-up. Might wanna try that, cuz if you delete it, it'll just keep comin' back. Sylvia
It came with some free screen savers. It installed as a service with some corresponding activex controls. I disabled the Service and the activex controls, and removed the registry entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, so it is now not running on my system. (I also had to select Customise in Outlook and delete the Fun Tools toolbar.) Will Stitt
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe. got o start REGEDIT then find and delete
If you start your machine in Safe Mode you can delete the entire folder. Then find a file named M3SRCHMN.EXE-17E80C68.pf in C:\Windows\Prefetch and delete it. Don't forget you need to have your hidden files showing to find all the pieces. I would then run through with ccclean and/or spybot s&d, because if you have one piece of spyware, chances are there are more you don't see. Of course the magorgeeks.com forums can help too. Traci S.
Mywebsearch, causes havic with secure websites Ken
The best way to remove it is to end the process and then delete the files. If it dont let you then boot up in safe mode then remove them. Hope this helps. Jamie S
I cannot get rid of this but it redirects u to different webpages from firefox and internet explorer it is extremely annoying and i hear sounds and popups playing on my computer and I cannot figure out where they are coming from!!! But i can't get rid of it RH
It is malware, and it causes my sister's computer to use MyWebSearch as the search engine no matter what we do Ryan Kim
This file can make blue screen and send virus you need to delet this. Mye other computer got virus+ blue screen. Im warning you delet Ronald
I also couldn't delete the folder using uninstall/remove programmes or windows explorer right click delete (access denied). However the solution is to kill this thing off at it's roots by going through REGEDIT via the RUN command in windows and removing the key. This will then clear the way for you to delete the My Web Search folder. Colin
Spybot found it, and my computer lagged and crashed nonstop, cursor mania is the cause i say! :-)
Navigate to C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\ once there locate the file. Start task manager (CTRL + ALT + Delete) locate mwsoemon.exe from the process tab, right click - End Process Tree, then delete the file in the folder you previously navigated to. If this doesn't work, right click the file and go to properties and edit your permission to full control in the security tab. Nathan
It's horrible, and I got a LOT better fps on minecraft and TF2 removing it. Craftmeow - Add me on steam

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