I got rid of MyWay very easily using Trend Micro's PC-Cillin 2005 version - used the scan for spyware function. Pc-Cillin identified it immediately, and with another click or two, MyWay was gone. MyWay appears to be totally gone now, and everything else is working fine ever since. It really couldn't have been easier, and I wish I hadn't wasted so much time beforehand trying the "normal" things, like add/remove programs, calling tech support etc.
I'd also note the demo McAfee antivirus suite that shipped with my Dell (even though I didn't order it) didn't detect MyWay. Obviously there is a conflict of interest that's not being handled well.
I also note that in order to find this thread I had to search at myway.com
Dell has deleted the forum entries on many updates regarding this topic.
After owning 5 Dell computers, I am pretty sure I will own no more.
Good luck to all on getting rid of My Way Search Assistant.
In response to the MyWay complaints, Dell-ChrisM posted instructions for its complete removal on Aug.5th,
and again on Aug. 14th in this very forum:
These posts are still there.
[Edit] And I see the link to this info included in the FAQ message pinned to the top of this board.
Message Edited by joe53 on 08-21-2005 08:21 AM
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Windows 10 Pro (64- Bit): Same protection plus Windows Defender AV.
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