• User Choice program

    PERSONALWEB.EXE Information

    This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

    Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
  • Filename
  • Command
    C:\Program Files\PersonalWeb\PersonalWeb.exe
  • Description
    PersonalWeb is a program that creates a personalized homepage that contains information that it feels will interest you based on your surfing habits or other activity. Their privacy policy states that they do not collect any personal information. It does state that "The PersonalWeb software sends us anonymous information from your various Web browsers about how you use and search the Web and also identifies some of your computer settings and software applications. If you use the Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers, PersonalWeb will send us data from both Web browsers, not merely the Web browser you were using when you installed PersonalWeb."

    Disabling this startup will stop the transmission of your personal surfing habits, which also means that your home page will not update based on this information.
  • File Location
    C:\Program Files\PersonalWeb\PersonalWeb.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
  • HijackThis Category
    O4 Entry
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