What is the mwssrcas.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The mwssrcas.dll process is also known as MyWebSearch Search Assistant and is a part of MyWebSearch Search Assistant for Internet Explorer. This software is produced by MyWebSearch.com (www.mywebsearch.com). An obsolete or defective version of mwssrcas.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MyWebSearch Search Assistant has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MyWebSearch Search Assistant 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)
- mwssrcas.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mwssrcas.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mwssrcas.dll MyWebSearch Search Assistant
mwssrcas.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mwssrcas.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mostly C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\2.bin\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (38% of all these files), 61,440 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 00A6FAF1-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. Mwssrcas.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mwssrcas.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about mwssrcas?
|You get this on your computer by downloading from the site : smiley central. With this tool you can add smiley's and pictures to your e-mail |
|tracks usage and slows internet access with cookie monitoring |
|created to spy computers... by hackers for ppl who want illegal software, you cannot remove it although you uninstall it, it will still run. Format hard drive... |
|Seems useless. Not sure if harmful or not. |
|My web fun cards / smiley central - it seems to be causing internet explorer to crash, once i removed the whole package from add remove - internet explorer stopped crashing. |
Summary: However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted mwssrcas.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall MyWebSearch Search Assistant for Internet Explorer
To remove MyWebSearch Search Assistant 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 MyWebSearch Search Assistant for Internet Explorer in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mwssrcas.dll (MyWebSearch Search Assistant) 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 MyWebSearch Search Assistant. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MyWebSearch Search Assistant 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 mwssrcas.dll is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.