How to remove the My Way Speedbar malware

Most antivirus programs classify mybar.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as TROJ_GEN.R4CC4HE or ADWARE_BHO_MYSEARCH (detected by TrendMicro), and Application.Bho.My or Application.Generic.332953 (detected by F-Secure). 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 Speedbar 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 Speedbar and how to get rid of it.

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Mybar.dll file information

The process known as My Way Speedbar belongs to software My Way Speedbar for Internet Explorer and Netscape by My Way ( or (

Description: Mybar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The mybar.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (generally C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 241,664 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes and 4 more variants. 
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 0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC. The program has no visible window. Mybar.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Mybar.dll is not a Windows core file. Mybar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with mybar.dll, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMy Way Speedbar.

Recommended: Identify mybar.dll related errors

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Important: You should check the mybar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If My Way Speedbar 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

Mybar.dll installs with an IE helper object called "MyWay". This is a homepage and search page hijacker targeted to sites run by A newer variant that also installs mwssrcas.dll is called "MyWeb" is targeted as These programs often download with Grokster, Morpheus, and other P2P file sharing programs. It can download code from "Fun Web Products" without your knowledge or permission.
Can't let your Internet Explorer free! DELETE IT!!!
all spyware is dangerous, kill SPYWARE !
to delete .dll files, rename, reboot then delete.
It is the MyWeb variant that you will get with the download from Smiley central.
  LegionUK   (further information)
It is in my computer. It installed the same day I put a CD of pictures I had developed.
IE hijacker
MY Way Speedbar is coming installed on NEW DELL SYSTEMS! Remove it immediately. It uses it's own cookies to track where you've been. They claim it's not Spyware, but you sure as hell don't need it! I can't believe Dell is PRE-INSTALLING this Garbage!
  Paul   (further information)
Installed its self on my computer and then one of the computers on my network not useing the internet thanks to security task manager i found it
It took over my computer
Mt Way informs me that it no longer supports the toolbar. It is a good thing to have but I can no longer delete any saved sites on it. It is missing a dll.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mybar.dll: based on 16 votes with 12 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 11 users think mybar.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade mybar.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving mybar issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active mybar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the mybar.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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