What is m3srchmn.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the m3srchmn.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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M3srchmn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with m3srchmn
M3srchmn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MyWebSearch SearchScope Monitor belongs to software My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox by (

Description: M3srchmn.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. M3srchmn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,688 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 34,336 bytes or 28,783 bytes. 
M3srchmn.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. M3srchmn.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with m3srchmn.exe, you may also want to turn to the software company, Funwebproducts, for advice or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMy Web Search Bar.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as m3srchmn.exe. Therefore, you should check the m3srchmn.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Open sound and multy process iexpolrer.exe
Part of MyWebSearch. Its a PUP program
  Ex_ISP   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of m3srchmn.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks m3srchmn.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving m3srchmn issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with m3srchmn. 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.

To help you analyze the m3srchmn.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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