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    Can't uninstall My Web Search

    A few weeks back, while downloading a screensaver, My Web Search was downloaded to my computer against my will. I can no longer switch my main search engine, and firefox no longer automatically goes to websites when I type their names in. I tried everything the internet could tell me, but nothing worked. Hijackthis didn't help, and it doesn't show up in control panel. It affects the speed of my computer, and Firefox crashes more often now. Can anyone help?

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    Are you talking about the searchbar on the topright?

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    Sort of. It is set to google, but whenever I type something into my main bar, it goes to My Web Search. Not only that, but Firefox stopped going to a website automatically instead of searching, and I am way too lazy to type in .com most of the time.

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    Check for a file named m3ffxtbr.manifest in the "chrome" folder of your installation directory (usually "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\chrome\m3ffxtbr.manifest"). If the file exists, delete it, then restart Firefox. This file is created by the "MyWebSearch Toolbar". This file is automatically removed by Firefox 1.5.0.2 and later releases. That file can also be named a2ffxtbr.manifest.

    Got this from Mozillazine

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    That thing is a pain in the ass. Try:

    http://www.pchell.com/support/mywebsearch.shtml

    or

    http://www.exterminate-it.com/malped...ve-mywebsearch

    You can find more info by googling up "remove my web search", hopefully one of those sites should help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova_Prime View Post
    Check for a file named m3ffxtbr.manifest in the "chrome" folder of your installation directory (usually "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\chrome\m3ffxtbr.manifest"). If the file exists, delete it, then restart Firefox. This file is created by the "MyWebSearch Toolbar". This file is automatically removed by Firefox 1.5.0.2 and later releases. That file can also be named a2ffxtbr.manifest.

    Got this from Mozillazine
    I'll give this a shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mxyzptlk View Post
    That thing is a pain in the ass. Try:

    http://www.pchell.com/support/mywebsearch.shtml

    or

    http://www.exterminate-it.com/malped...ve-mywebsearch

    You can find more info by googling up "remove my web search", hopefully one of those sites should help you.
    This didn't work for me.

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