How to remove the My Way Search Assistant malware

Most antivirus programs classify deSrcAs.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] (detected by Avast), and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MyWay.v or (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated My Way Search Assistant software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about My Way Search Assistant and how to get rid of it.

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DeSrcAs.dll file information

The process known as My Way Search Assistant belongs to software MyWay Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or My Way Search Assistant or First to Fight SAPT by ( or MyWay (

Description: DeSrcAs.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The deSrcAs.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\mywaysa\srchasde\1.bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes or 94,208 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 4D25F921-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMy Way Search Assistant
  2) contact Customer Service
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify deSrcAs.dll related errors

Important: You should check the deSrcAs.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If My Way Search Assistant has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

This file, i believe is a browser redirector that redirects customers that have bought dell systems. it redirects the browser to when browsing to, Try it on a dell machine
MyWay Search Assistant for Internet Explorer installed on Dells. I have a new dell that had it before I ever hooked it up to the internet. It seems to be installed with image. Try Control Panel : Add / Remove Programs MyWay Search Assistant.
  Dave   (further information)
MyWay Search Assistant for Internet Explorer installed on Dells. I have a new dell that had it before I ever hooked it up to the internet. It seems to be installed with image. Try Control Panel : Add / Remove Programs MyWay Search Assistant.
I tend to agree with Eric, I have a new Dell and if I go to an incorrectly registered domain name (bad record in DNS) then I get redirected to a page
If deSrcAs.dll is enabled the Explorer process will not exit normal when you close the application so Explorer will still take memory usage (see the Task Manager -- Processes).
  Udi S.  
This file is found in all Dell computers. It redirects customers to when a user types in an incorrect registered domain. However if you feel that its harmful to your computer you can always delete or disable the file
  Apix   (further information)
It will take your setting away, & bomb you if you try to change it.
It is attached to myway search bar. I was trying to run IE as an admin and this was failing it. Have uninstalled and this is now fixed.
Preinstalled from DELL, Disable Addon in Internet Explorer or remove Software
It is spyware and needs deleted
It seems to be installed as an add-on in Internet Explorer and IE7 recently started to crash whenever it was closed until I disabled the add-on
My IE7 crashed when closing - when this ddl is an active addon - deactivate it and the problem is gone.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of deSrcAs.dll: based on 10 votes with 12 user comments. 3 users think deSrcAs.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 5 users think deSrcAs.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade deSrcAs.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving deSrcAs issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active deSrcAs process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the deSrcAs.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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