1,2,2,7 97.22%
1,2,2,7 2.78%
(Note, Mindspark Interactive Network publishes each variation of this file with the same version, but the hashes are unique.)



My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients by Mindspark Interactive Network (Signed)

Remove mwsoemon.exe
Warning 24 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of mwsoemon.exe.


MWSOEMON.EXE has 2 known versions, the most recent one is 1,2,2,7. MWSOEMON.EXE is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 34.79 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Mindspark Interactive Network. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0004% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 792 KB with the maximum memory reaching around 1.13 MB and typical read I/O operations are around 8 Bytes per minute.


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 MWSOEMON.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.


Product name:My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients
Description:My Web Search Plugin Loader
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
Issued to:Mindspark Interactive Network


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of MWSOEMON.EXE, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'MyWebSearch Email Plugin' → C:\Program Files2\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'MyWebSearch Email Plugin' → C:\Program Files1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 24 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:Mywebsearch-R [PUP] 1,2,2,7
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:Mywebsearch-R [PUP] 1,2,2,7
AVG 2014.0.3629 AdInstaller.FunWeb 1,2,2,7
Clam AntiVirus Adware.Mywebsearch-2 1,2,2,7
Clam AntiVirus Adware.Mywebsearch-2 1,2,2,7
Comodo Internet Security 15643 Application.Win32.MyWebSearch.~A 1,2,2,7
Comodo Internet Security 15462 Application.Win32.AdWare.MyWebSearch.~S 1,2,2,7
eSafe Win32.MiscMywebsearc 1,2,2,7
ESET NOD32 7.8142 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
ESET NOD32 7.8079 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
F-Secure 11.0.19020.35 Adware:W32/MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
Kingsoft 2013.1.8.219 Win32.Troj.Generic.(kcloud) 1,2,2,7
Kingsoft 2013.1.8.219 Win32.Troj.Generic.(kcloud) 1,2,2,7
Norman 7.00.22 Suspicious_Gen2.IVCJC 1,2,2,7
nProtect 2013-03-21.03 Trojan/W32.Agent.38408 1,2,2,7
nProtect 2013-03-05.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.32849 1,2,2,7
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.12A31F10 1,2,2,7
SUPERAntiSpyware PUP.MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
SUPERAntiSpyware PUP.MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
The Hacker None Adware/MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
Vba32 AntiVirus Adware.MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
Vba32 AntiVirus Adware.MyWebSearch 1,2,2,7
VIPRE Antivirus 16186 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious) 1,2,2,7
VIPRE Antivirus 15866 MyWebSearch Toolbar (not malicious) 1,2,2,7

VersionsAll file variations of MWSOEMON.EXE

MD5SHA-1File size
83d7eeb3e14f14c489d44a4d32d7fb44 e8d58e81cc8a12ed5a3bf5e82b2b0bb07193c667 37.51 KB
a8e2d2429e86ee910cff9594f8adbec8 cff5b1ff43f10a37ef14f3e970e74bf0108f4ad7 32.08 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate N 45.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.43%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 57.14% of My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer, email clients, and messenger clients.
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