Outdated: Removing deSrcAs.dll - MyWay Search Assistant

This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove IE addon 'deSrcAs.dll - MyWay Search Assistant'.

Symptom: Very often, if you click, a new IE window is trying to pop up, but fails half way with a Windows system error window showing up asking you to report the error to Microsoft. At the same time, CPU goes to 100% and stays at that level.

HijackThis Report: In the report, I saw this line:

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75}
   - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dll

Quick Research: I did a Google search on "deSrcAs.dll.bin" and found that deSrcAs.dll is part of the MyWay Search Assistant tool pre-installed on Dell computers.

What I Did:

1. Looked at c:\Program Files\MyWaySA\, found the directory, and tried to deleted it, but failed because of "file in use"

2. Looked at IE > Internet Options > Programs > Manage Addon, found the entry, and disabled it.

   myway	Myway.com

3. Went to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, and removed MyMay.

4. Restarted the computer.

Result: MyWay is gone!

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: "HijackThis" - Spyware and Browser Hijacker Detector

Outdated: Removing deSrcAs.dll - MyWay Search Assistant

 Outdated: Removing Google Desktop Icon - GoogleDesktop.exe

 Outdated: Removing IE Default Search Settings

 Outdated: Removing IE Addon "winfixer"

 Outdated: Removing Yahoo! IE Services Button - yiesrvc.dll

 Outdated: Removing MySearch Toolbar - S4BAR.DLL

 Outdated: Removing NetZero Toolbar - Toolbar.dll

 Outdated: Removing Windows Messenger Extra Button

 References

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