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Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MyWay
Technical name:Application/MyWay
Threat level:Low
Alias:MyBar, My Search Bar, Speedbar,
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)

It is an Internet Explorer toolbar that returns results provided by certain search engines.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 11, 2003
Detection updated on:June 29, 2009
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 


MyWay belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It is an Internet Explorer search toolbar that returns results provided by the following search engines:

  • Ask Jeeves
  • LookSmart
  • MySearch
  • Yahoo!

Visible Symptoms 


MyWay is easy to recognize, as it adds the following search toolbar to Internet Explorer: