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What is m3srchmn.exe?

Part of My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox by MyWebSearch.com

What is it?

MyWebSearch SearchScope Monitor is part of My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network, a browser toolbar, part of the Fun Web Products suite of potentially unwanted applications such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Popular Screensavers and others. The toolbar provides access to search engine results and a 404 Error Redirector among other things to your browser.
Description of m3srchmn.exe from MyWebSearch.com
MyWebSearch brings together the most comprehensive collection of search tools available to provide you with the information you need when you need it.
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How does m3srchmn.exe run?

Process - m3srchmn.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. m3srchmn.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does m3srchmn.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - m3srchmn.exe is registered with the run identifier 'My Web Search Bar Search Scope Monitor' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files2\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe" /m=2 /w /h' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the m3srchmn.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of m3srchmn.exe users, 79.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is m3srchmn.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00148% CPU14848.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     530 KB RAM2.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mywebsearch\bar\1.bin\m3srchmn.exe

Are there other versions of My Web Search Bar for Internet...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About MyWebSearch.com

The myWebSearch Toolbar by Mindspark (IAC) is a web-browser add-on that provides search function to the browser menu. The toolbar was required in many of Mindsp More...
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File details

File name: m3srchmn.exe
Publisher: MyWebSearch.com (verified)
Name: My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox
Description: MyWebSearch SearchScope Monitor
Version: 1, 0, 0, 12
Product version: 2, 3, 0, 0
Size: 33.53 KB
Original file name: m3SrchMn.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 5/6/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0018552647%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003704638%
User CPU: 0.00148480088919%
Privileged CPU time: 78038.05 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 119,554,120
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 23.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.21 MB
Paged memory: 530 KB
Peak paged memory: 612 KB
Paged system memory: 46.12 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.1 KB
Working set memory: 202 KB
Peak working set memory: 1.99 MB
Min working set memory: 151 KB
Private memory: 530 KB
Page faults: 2,262
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 21
Total read transfer: 30.92 KB
Total other operations: 197
Total other transfer: 2.84 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 48
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin\M3SRCHMN.EXE" /m=2 /w /h
"C:\Program Files1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe" /m=2 /w /h /r

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: My Web Search Bar Search Scope Monitor
Command: "C:\Program Files2\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe" /m=2 /w /h

Image hashes

MD5: 1ca87f8fa501aab499a88395b7a038e0
SHA-1: 563a92b37bc52a6cb711f34990f332796b0bdb8f
SHA-256: 0f6904997e154af88537b2c5c113afcc773074f6060e0e3d797cabea578dc078

PE image details

File packed: No
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