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MyWebSearch is an application usually installed without your knowledge with the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 10/03/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– A toolbar is an additional internet browser bar.
– An Adware is a program that adds other programs without the knowledge of the user.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs a plugin of the browser Google Chrome (G2),
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2),
– It installs a plugin of the browser Mozilla Firefox (P2),
– It changes settings URLSearchHook browser Microsoft Internet Explorer (R3),
– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a toolbar internet browser (O3),
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR),
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),
– It creates multiple files users (O61),

G2 – GCE: Preference EasyDocMerge
P2 – EXT: (.Mindspark – EasyDocMerge.) —
R3 – URLSearchHook: (no name) – {20ce2dba-1a33-4174-8175-b2be50e44b69} Orphean
O3 – Toolbar: (no name) – {de3f3873-7152-4ce7-957f-d84c733ea130} (Orphean)
O43 – CFD: 18/11/2015 – [] D — C:Program FilesEasyDocMerge_ex
O43 – CFD: 18/11/2015 – [] D — C:UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalEasyDocMerge_ex
SR – Auto EasyDocMergeService (EasyDocMerge_exService) . (.Mindspark.) – C:Program FilesEasyDocMerge_exbar1.binexbarsvc.exe
C:Program FilesEasyDocMerge_exbar1.binexbarsvc.exe



Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

Remove with ZHPcleaner

Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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