My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox by Mindspark Interactive Network (Signed)

Remove m3SrchMn.exe
Version:   1, 0, 0, 5
MD5:   7961a56c11ba303f20f6a59a506693ff
SHA1:   9b8c8d74ad57317e48b05c35b4036d4e5e30bfae
SHA256:   cb85d393c4e0db5a1514c21f9c51ba4c12d82b7fabd9724616758ae528a5b16b
Warning 13 antivirus scanners has detected malware.

What is m3SrchMn.exe?

MyWebSearch SearchScope Monitor is part of My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network, 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.

About m3SrchMn.exe (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

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m3srchmn.exe is malware that executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). The file is digitally signed by Mindspark Interactive Network which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:m3srchmn.exe
Product name:My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox
Description:MyWebSearch SearchScope Monitor
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\mywebsearch\bar\1.bin\m3srchmn.exe
File version:1, 0, 0, 5
Product version:2, 3, 0, 0
Size:33.53 KB (34,336 bytes)
Issued to:Mindspark Interactive Network
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Sunday, May 6, 2012
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'
  • 'My Web Search Bar Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files2\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe" /m=2 /w /h

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 13 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetection
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2013.04.02 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3629 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Clam AntiVirus Suspect.Adware.MWS
Comodo Internet Security 15788 Application.Win32.WebToolbar.MyWebSearch
ESET NOD32 7.8182 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.I
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.gd
Kingsoft 2013.1.8.219 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.gd.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.MyWebSearch.qvbsm
Norman 7.00.22 Suspicious_Gen2.JLQEN
SUPERAntiSpyware PUP.MyWebSearch
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1CB
VIPRE Antivirus 16484 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 48.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 14.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.70%
Windows 8 Pro 3.70%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 46.67% of My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 40.00%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
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