How to get rid of the mwsoemon VirusSometimes the mwsoemon file may cloak a virus, such as McAfee found potentially unwanted program MWS, as well as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.MyWebSearch or, as the case may be, not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with mwsoemon.exe
The mwsoemon.exe process is also known as My Web Search Plugin Loader or, as the case may be, My Web Search Email Plugin and is a part of My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients or, as the case may be, My Web Search Email Plugin. This software is produced by MyWebSearch.com (www.mywebsearch.com). An obsolete or defective version of mwsoemon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- My Web Search Plugin Loader has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- My Web Search Plugin Loader has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mwsoemon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mwsoemon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mwsoemon.exe My Web Search Plugin Loader
mwsoemon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file mwsoemon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\mywebsearch\bar\1.bin\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,838 bytes (41% of all these files), 28,672 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
Mwsoemon.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Run). This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. Mwsoemon.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 93% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find mwsoemon.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about mwsoemon?
|Spyware component (further information...) |
|You also get this malicious thing from SmileyCentral.com |
|I know that this file runs in your background and all it really does is deliver pop up adds while your surfing the web regardless of what site your on. If you have this file even pop up blockers will have trouble with it. |
|Process runs as a service even after I tried to remove it. Has been deemed spyware by other websites. |
|changes web browser settings |
Summary: 7 users judge mwsoemon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 20 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 22 users have already deleted mwsoemon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients or My Web Search Email Plugin
To remove My Web Search Plugin Loader from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients or My Web Search Email Plugin in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mwsoemon.exe (My Web Search Plugin Loader) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of My Web Search Plugin Loader. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for My Web Search Plugin Loader or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mwsoemon.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.