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What is mwsbar.dll?

Part of My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, FireFox, email clients, and messenger clients by MyWebSearch.com

What is it?

My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network is 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. The My Web Search toolbar could slow down your PC and uses cookies to track your web surfing usage and habits.
Description of mwsbar.dll 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 is mwsbar.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The mwsbar.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.
Startup files (all users) run - mwsbar.dll is registered with the run identifier 'My Web Search Bar' and the execution command 'rundll32 C:\Program Files1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL,S' 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.
Internet Explorer toolbar - The mwsbar.dll browser toolbar extension has a registered CLSID of {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}. These are the toolbars that are typically underneath the navigation bar and menu in Internet Explorer and are visible as either a full or partial row.
Internet Explorer web browser - mwsbar.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}. An IE Web Browser application supplements some of Internet Explorer's user interface components for browsing by adding additional features that interact with the Internet Explorer Browser. This is accomplished by utilizing Internet Explorer's layout and rendering engine and extending it.
Startup files (all users) run once - mwsbar.dll is registered with the run identifier 'MyWebSearch bar Uninstall' and the execution command 'rundll32 C:\Program Files2\UNINST~1.DLL,O -2' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when the user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.
My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, FireFox, email clients, and messenger clients is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the mwsbar.dll file.Of the 0.2% of mwsbar.dll users, 88.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module mwsbar.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              0.00045375% CPU37.8%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mywebsearch\bar\1.bin\mwsbar.dll

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What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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: mwsbar.dll
Publisher: MyWebSearch.com (verified)
Name: My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, FireFox, email clients, and messenger clients
Description: My Web Search
Version: 2, 3, 98, 9
Size: 813.51 KB
Original file name: mwsBar.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 5/6/2015

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0004537477%
User CPU: 0.0004537477%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 12,105
Module memory size: 816 KB

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: My Web Search Bar
Command: rundll32 C:\Program Files1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL,S

Internet Explorer toolbar details

CLSID: {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}

IE web browser details

CLSID: {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: MyWebSearch bar Uninstall
Command: rundll32 C:\Program Files2\UNINST~1.DLL,O -2

Image hashes

MD5: 2477b5127eae0ec82a7cc8622a28e850
SHA-1: 9043abe648d97e1e9d68498c22e6f733e520cefd
SHA-256: 36a00da79d27f38453c604e842cb9e1542dfc07d0f04f43df4d895b3da81a31f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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