WebBrowser virus

WebBrowser virus (Web Browser virus) is a broad term used to determine a potentially unwanted programs that many Antivirus and Computer Security programs detect as adware or similar threat. WebBrowser utilizes multiple and standalone browser add-ons and extensions in order to inject websites with pop-up ad and cause browser redirects. WebBrowser adware also bundles with third-party programs and can be used to access user browsing data (including all browsing activities, bookmarks, and history), which is dominantly used to trigger targeted advertisements it feels users are likely to click on.

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This adware is oftent referred to as the WebBrowser virus, although this potentially unwanted program is not technically defined as a computer virus. Even though this program is not a computer virus, the adware shares many of the same characteristics as computer viruses and malicious parasites. Programs used to promote WebBrowser ads can bundle with and alongside malicious programs and parasites that can cause further complications aside from ads by WebBrowser, the programs used to promote these advertisements can also change Windows registry settings and decrease computer and browser performance.

How to remove WebBrowser virus

This WebBrowser removal guide will help you remove WebBrowser virus, potentially unwanted programs, malware, and ads by WebBrowser on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Scan your computer for malware

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Open the Anti-Malware program after the program is installed.


4. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to install updates if prompted to do so.

5. Once the malware scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with potential WebBrowser malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall WebBrowser using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

Step 3: Uninstall WebBrowser

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for WebBrowser. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Remove WebBrowser browser attachments

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1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the WebBrowser extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential WebBrowser malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

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