Deleting MyWay MySearch Registry Key

This section provides a tutorial example on how to delete the MySearch registry key after uninstalling MySearch toolbar.

In the Spybot preblem report, I also notice a registry key entry:

MyWay.MySearch: Global settings

By using regedit.exe, I am able to find out that the MySearch registry key contains one sub key with 13 registry values. Several of them point to the directory: C:\Program Files\MySearch, which does not exist any more because of my MySearch removal effort. So I just need to delete this MySearch registry key using Spybot.

1. Run Spybot and click "Check for problems".

2. In the problem list section, select "MyWay.MySearch".

3. Click the "Fix selected problems" button.

4. Spybot will fix the problem by deleting the "MySearch" registry key.

5. Click "Check for problem" again. "MyWay.MySearch" problem is gone.

Note that if you find "MySearch" spyware problem on your computer, you should try to uninstall MySearch toolbar first. See other sections of this book for more information.

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

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 What Is Spybot - Search and Destroy?

 Installing Spybot - Search and Destroy 1.6.2

 Keeping Spybot Up To Date

 On-Demand Scanning of Spyware Infections

 What Is AdRevolver Tracking Cookie

 Removing Reported Tracking Cookies

Deleting MyWay MySearch Registry Key

 Enabling IE Browser Helper SDHelper.dll

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 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

 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


 PDF Printing Version