Should I block it?

Yes, 98% block recommendation.
Possible reasons:
Multiple malware detections
Performance resource utilization



MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor by Mindspark Interactive Network (Signed)

Remove 4wsrchmn.exe
Version:   1, 0, 1, 0
MD5:   41b14d42ebd62c07fb42c9c32908610a
SHA1:   3cc773c2ef5d221dc74a1832e7b575bff5b18a5c
SHA256:   b5a0cf58d8613b4e7b7c2ec95bff5420a1fd05da83e96a05170933e2a836328f
Warning 3 antivirus scanners has detected malware.

What is 4wsrchmn.exe?

My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network is a browser toolbar, part of the Fun Web Products suite of potentially unwanted applications such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Popular Screensavers and others. The toolbar provides access to search engine results and a 404 Error Redirector among other things to your browser. The My Web Search toolbar could slow down your PC and uses cookies to track your web surfing usage and habits.

About 4wsrchmn.exe (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

MyWebSearch brings together the most comprehensive collection of search tools available to provide you with the information you need when you need it. MyWebSearch allows you to search the web directly


File name:4wsrchmn.exe
Product name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\retrogamer_4w\bar\1.bin\4wsrchmn.exe
Original name:t8SrchMn.exe
File version:1, 0, 1, 0
Product version:2, 3, 0, 0
Size:41.55 KB (42,552 bytes)
Issued to:Mindspark Interactive Network
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'MyWebFace Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files1\MYWEBF~2\bar\1.bin\5asrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h
  • 'iWon Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files1\iWon_5k\bar\1.bin\5ksrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h
  • 'Retrogamer Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files2\RETROG~2\bar\1.bin\4wsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 3 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetection
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3629 AdInstaller.FunWeb
VIPRE Antivirus 16574 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate N 75.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 100.00% of MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor.
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