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WebDiscover Removal

17 Jan 2016

What is WebDiscover?

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The WebDiscover Browser is Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). It acts as adware that displays advertisements on the web pages visited, like banners and pop-up ads. It hijacks web browser. The claim is that it makes it more convenient to browse the web from the desktop. It changes browser options and system settings. Users are redirected to sites other than search results. Performance of the system can be significantly reduced. It is usually unintentionally installed with other programs. WebDiscover creates a URL bar on the top of the screen and opens the browser when web address is entered. This bar can not be closed which makes it intrusive. WebDiscover collect web browsing related information including pages visited and  search queries. Collected information can cause privacy issues.

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How to Uninstall WebDiscover Manually

Windows 10 or Windows 8 Uninstalling

To start, we will locate and uninstall any unwanted software or malware that may be installed on your PC.

1. To begin uninstalling a program on Windows 10 or Windows 8 right-click on Windows Start button and select the “Control Panel” option.

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2. After your reach “Control Panel” click “Uninstall a program”, found under “Programs”.

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3. Now you will see a screen called “Programs and Features”. Find the program “WebDiscover” from the list of currently installed software and uninstall it. To make it easier to find recently installed software, click the “Installed On” column to place them in order of installation.

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Windows 7 or Windows Vista Uninstalling

1. If you have Windows XP, Vista or 7, begin by clicking the Windows “Start” button and choose “Control Panel”.

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2. After your reach “Control Panel” click “Uninstall a program”, found under “Programs”.

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3. Now you will see a screen called “Programs and Features”. Find the program “WebDiscover” from the list of currently installed software and uninstall it. To make it easier to find recently installed software, click the “Installed On” column to place them in order of installation.

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After removing the software from Windows it is important to check all browsers extensions and see if the malware added any unwanted extensions. Here are instructions for each of the popular web browsers:

Internet Explorer

1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
2. Select Manage Add-ons and open Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Select the extension and then get rid of it.

Google Chrome

1. Open your browser.
2. Tap Alt+F.
3. Select Tools and click Extensions.
4. Select the extension and click the trash button.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open your browser.
2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A and then open Extensions.
3. Select the unwanted software.
4. Click Remove.

Removing WebDiscover With AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is an open-source adware cleaner that will find all unwanted installations, registries and extensions that WebDiscover has placed on your computer. This is the simplest way to remove WebDiscover that we have found.

1. To start, click on the following link to download AdwCleaner from its original site: AdwCleaner Download(this link will open a new, safe website to download AdwCleaner)

2. After it is downloaded and you have found the AdwCleaner Icon, you will have to close all open programs and internet browsers in order for it to work. Double click the AdwCleaner icon and if Windows asks for permission to run the file, allow it.

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3. When AdwCleaner is open, click the “Scan” button to search your computer for WebDiscover.

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4. When AdwCleaner is done scanning, click the “Clean” button to remove anything WebDiscover (and potentially other malware) has added.

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5. AdwCleaner will now tell you to save any edited files or documents because it needs to reboot the computer. Do so and allow the computer to reboot.

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When your computer is rebooted it will be clean of all traces of WebDiscover. AdwCleaner will automatically open a log text file to let you know what it cleaned.

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