Removing "deSrcAs.dll" - MyWay Search Assistant

This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove IE addon 'deSrcAs.dll - MyWay Search Assistant'.

Symptom: Very often in year 2005, if you click on something while browsing a website with IE (Internet Explorer), a new IE window is trying to pop up, but fails half way with a Windows system error window showing up asking you to report the error to Microsoft. At the same time, CPU goes to 100% and stays at that level.

HijackThis Report:

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75}
   - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dll

Quick Research: I did a Google search on "deSrcAs.dll.bin" and found that deSrcAs.dll is part of the MyWay Search Assistant tool pre-installed on Dell computers.

What I Did:

1. Looked at c:\Program Files\MyWaySA\, found the directory, and tried to deleted it, but failed because of "file in use"

2. Looked at IE > Internet Options > Programs > Manage Addon, found the entry, and disabled it.

   myway	Myway.com

3. Went to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, and removed MyMay.

4. Restarted the computer.

Result: MyWay is gone!

Last update: 2006.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

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 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

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 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

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 Keeping Firefox Secure

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 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Removing Malware "Social Privacy DNS"

 Removing "WebBar" - htwtb.bin and bar.dll

 Removing "SurfBuddy" - sbuddy.dll

 Removing "WebSpecials" - webspec.dll

 Removing "DSSAgent" - DSSAgent.exe

 Removing "Best Offer" - farmmext.exe

 Removing "dinst.exe" - dsr.dll

Removing "deSrcAs.dll" - MyWay Search Assistant

 WinAntiVirusPRO 2006 Faked Security Popup

 WinFixer 2006 Faked Security Popup

 Removing "WinFixer" - Rogue Security Popups

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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