Deleting MyWay MySearch Registry Key

This section provides a tutorial example on how to delete the MySearch registry key after uninstalling MySearch toolbar.

In the Spybot preblem report, I also notice a registry key entry:

MyWay.MySearch: Global settings
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MySearch

By using regedit.exe, I am able to find out that the MySearch registry key contains one sub key with 13 registry values. Several of them point to the directory: C:\Program Files\MySearch, which does not exist any more because of my MySearch removal effort. So I just need to delete this MySearch registry key using Spybot.

1. Run Spybot and click "Check for problems".

2. In the problem list section, select "MyWay.MySearch".

3. Click the "Fix selected problems" button.

4. Spybot will fix the problem by deleting the "MySearch" registry key.

5. Click "Check for problem" again. "MyWay.MySearch" problem is gone.

Note, if you find "MySearch" spyware problem on your computer, you should try to uninstall MySearch toolbar first. See other sections of this book for more information.

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

 Downloading and Installing Spybot 1.4

 On-Demand Scanning of SpyWare Infections

 What Is AdRevolver Tracking Cookie

 Removing Reported Tracking Cookies

 Deleting Cookies Stored in Firefox

 Deleting Cookies Stored in IE

Deleting MyWay MySearch Registry Key

 Enabling IE Browser Helper SDHelper.dll

 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

 References

 PDF Printing Version