mwsbar.dll - Is mwsbar.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is mwsbar.dll?
Purpose of mwsbar.dll:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: mwsbar.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
Mwsbar.dll is a program related to MyWebSearch and it is part of the software that includes programs such as cursor mania, smiley central, a website portal, etc. These can slow your computer down, even if they try to claim these are not adware or spyware related. If you downloaded and installed these things intentionally, you can leave them. If they arrived without your knowledge you can remove them as many of these come installed with other free software programs like greeting cards, cursor mania, etc., so you may not even realize they were installed on your computer! Mywebsearch, popular screensavers, free buddy icons, smiley central, cursor mania, etc. .... these all may install programs which are considered adware or spyware. Visit mwsbar.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the mwsbar.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
Mywebsearch, popular screensavers, free buddy icons, smiley central, cursor mania, etc. .... these all may install programs which are considered adware or spyware. Mwsbar.dll will be found at c:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\


  • Is mwsbar.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is mwsbar.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove mwsbar.dll?
        Yes, I would remove mwsbar.dll if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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