How to remove SecureWebBHO (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove SecureWebBHO (Virus Removal Guide)

SecureWebBHO (also searched for as SecureWebBHO Class or SecureWebBHO virus) is an advertisement-supported potentially unwanted program (PUP) and browser helper object (BHO) that usually downloads and installs to your computer and attaches to affected internet browsers as a browser add-on and extension without your consent or knowledge. The SecureWebBHO add-on can automatically install in the background while you work on your computer or browse the web. SecureWebBHO is also associated with various unwanted programs and registry modifications. Once the “SecureWebBHO virus” has been contracted users may notice unwanted pop-up ads and browser redirects to websites such as zwiiky.com when they open a new browser window, open a new browser tab, or search the web via the address bar.

SecureWebBHO virus

What is SecureWebBHO?

SecureWebBHO Class is a browser helper object that is often promoted by third-party software bundlers and download managers as free browser plugin that can show you sponsored search results and help you find coupons and deals for the products you search for and view online.

SecureWebBHO Class

Once SecureWebBHO Class has been contracted it will change your browser settings. When you search the web your browser will redirect to suspicious websites which display sponsored search results. SecureWebBHO Class will additionally attach itself as a browser add-on to affected internet browser such as Internet Explorer and will disable the feature to manually ‘disable’ it through Internet Explorer.

Aside from causing browser redirects to suspicious websites, SecureWebBHO Class and programs that it bundles with generate deceptive and intrusive pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by SecureWebBHO  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

SecureWebBHO adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove SecureWebBHO if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did SecureWebBHO get on my computer?

SecureWebBHO and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. SecureWebBHO is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that SecureWebBHO adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • SecureWebBHO Class bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • SecureWebBHO Class is usually bundled inside installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or as freeware programs distributed by websites similar to download.com and softonic.com.
  • SecureWebBHO Class changes and replaces your existing internet browser settings and causes browser redirects to suspicious websites.
  • SecureWebBHO Class injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.

SecureWebBHO removal

  • SecureWebBHO Class makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove SecureWebBHO virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove SecureWebBHO virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for SecureWebBHO

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing SecureWebBHO we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove SecureWebBHO.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove SecureWebBHO

How to uninstall SecureWebBHO

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for SecureWebBHO Class in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click SecureWebBHO Class to uninstall it. If you do not find this program in the list you must use an Anti-Malware product such as Malwarebytes to remove it.

How to remove SecureWebBHO Class add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the SecureWebBHO Class extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the SecureWebBHO Class add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the SecureWebBHO Class extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find SecureWebBHO in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove SecureWebBHO below.[/note]

SecureWebBHO virus removal tips
  • If you do not find SecureWebBHO in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing SecureWebBHO you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.