What does the mwssvc.exe file do?
The mwssvc.exe process is also known as My Web Search Bar and is a part of My Web Search Bar or, as the case may be, My Web Search Service. This software is produced by MyWebSearch.com (www.mywebsearch.com). An obsolete or defective version of mwssvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- My Web Search Bar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- My Web Search Bar 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)
- mwssvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mwssvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mwssvc.exe My Web Search Bar
mwssvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mwssvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,762 bytes (78% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 34,320 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 37% 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 mwssvc.exe. 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 mwssvc?
|It's bundled with the myscreensaver.com package.. part of the toolbar. Spybot Search and Destroy's teatimer intercepted the file as a potential threat. "Spybot-Search and Destroy has encountered and terminated a process that is listed as part of a malicous software". (further information...) |
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted mwssvc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall My Web Search Bar or My Web Search Service
To remove My Web Search Bar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate My Web Search Bar or My Web Search Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mwssvc.exe (My Web Search Bar) 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 Bar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for My Web Search Bar 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 mwssvc.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.