How to Remove M3plugin.dll Error Message

If you are receiving an error message like the one below, don?t panic:

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M3plugin.dll is a component file of MyWebSearch and has been tagged to be spyware by several prominent anti-spyware programs. This product uses cookies to track user activity and slows the computer down.

If you see the missing m3plugin.dll message, this means that your antivirus or your anti-spyware program has already removed the offending program and only a trace in the registry remains, which causes the error message to appear.

How to Remove m3plugin.dll Error Message

There are various ways to remove the error message.? A few methods are listed below.

Method 1

Run a registry cleaner. Use a registry cleaner like RegServe to remove any traces of MyWebSearch in the registry. The registry cleaner should also be able to fix dll errors, application errors, internet browser errors, corrupt registry files, missing help files and more.

When you run the registry cleaner, the m3plugin.dll error may not be the only error the utility will find. You may opt to have the cleaner fix all issues or you can select which issues the cleaner should fix.

Method 2

Run an anti-spyware program. A good anti-spyware program can get rid of trace components for you.? One good anti-spyware program is? Spyware Cease. This program not only gets rid of harmful spyware, but also protects you from identity theft.

Another anti-spyware program you can use is Spybot Search and Destroy.? To use this program, right click on the program and run as Administrator. This will give Spybot access to the entire system and remove all of the spyware components.

Another option is to use Lavasoft?s Ad-Aware program to remove spyware.

Method 3

This method will require you to edit the registry. As there are risks to editing the registry, you should always create a backup of your registry.

  1. Go to Start and then go to Run.
  2. A window will open.
  3. Enter regedit.
  4. Your registry editor will come up.
  5. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.
  6. Check for the key Shell on the right hand side of the registry editor.

The value for Shell must be explorer.exe.

  1. Remove any other value that you see for shell. Only explorer.exe must remain.
  2. On the right hand side of the registry, check Userinit.

The value must be C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,. Note that the comma is included in the value.

  1. Remove any other value that you may see after the value for Userinit given above.
  2. Restart your PC.

Method 4

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Go to Run.
  3. Enter msconfig in the window that opens.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Go to the Startup tab.
  6. Look for m3plugin.
  7. Uncheck m3plugin and click Apply.