How to uninstall WebNavigatorBrowser unwanted app?

Also Known As: Ads by WebNavigatorBrowser
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

WebNavigatorBrowser removal instructions

What is WebNavigatorBrowser?

WebNavigatorBrowser is an ad-supported web browser based on Chromium - free and open-source software project from Google. It is not recommended to use browsers that have functionality of adware - software which is designed to serve advertisements. Also, it could be designed to collect browsing-related and/or other information.

WebNavigatorBrowser pop-up redirects

It is common that ad-supported software like WebNavigatorBrowser serves coupons, pop-up ads, banners, surveys and/or other type of advertisements. Quite often ads displayed by such apps are designed to promote questionable websites, in some cases they are designed to cause unwanted downloads and/or installations by running certain scripts. Furthermore, WebNavigatorBrowser supposed to improve web browsing experience (provide accurate search results), although, it displays results generated by Yahoo (search.yahoo.com). Another issue with programs like WebNavigatorBrowser is that they tend to be designed to collect information related to user's browsing habits. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited/opened sites, and/or other browsing data. However, such apps can be designed to collect sensitive information as well. What is worse, their developers could sell gathered data to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. Therefore, WebNavigatorBrowser may be the reason behind problems related to browsing safety, privacy, or even identity theft, lead to unwanted downloads, installations. These are the main reasons why browsers like WebNavigatorBrowser should not be trusted (downloaded and installed).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by WebNavigatorBrowser
Threat Type Ad-supported software/adware
Detection Names DrWeb (Adware.Spigot.156), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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More examples of unreliable browsers based on Chromium are WebExplorer Browser, Citrio, Secure Browser. What most of them have in common is that they are designed to serve advertisements and collect certain information. Also, it is common that they useless/do not function as they are advertised. If such browser is already installed on the operating system, then it should be uninstalled.

How did adware install on my computer?

In most cases users download and/or install potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) in one of these ways: by clicking deceptive ads designed to cause downloads, installations of PUAs by running certain scripts or together with other (usually free) programs. In the second case it happens when those apps are integrated in download and/or installation setups of other programs as additional offers. This software distribution method is called "bundling". Usually offers to download and/or install included apps can be declined in "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings of setups. Although, not all users check and change those settings. By leaving default settings unchanged they allow for any included apps to be downloaded and/or installed together with desired programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Files and programs should not be downloaded via questionable sources like Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., eMule, torrent clients), unofficial, questionable websites, third party downloaders, etc., and they should not be installed through third party installers. It is recommended to download files and programs from official websites and via direct links. Furthermore, download and/or installation setups that have any settings should be checked for offers to download and/or install unwanted apps. Typically, such offers can be declined via "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" settings. Intrusive ads that appear on shady, questionable pages should tend to open untrustworthy pages or cause downloads, installations of PUAs. Therefore, such ads should not be clicked. If there are any suspicious, unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on a browser, then they should be removed. The same should be applied to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Download website for WebNavigatorBrowser:

webnavigatorbrowser adware download website

WebNavigatorBrowser's installer:

webnavigatorbrowser adware installer

Appearance of WebNavigatorBrowser:

webnavigatorbrowser adware homepage

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

WebNavigatorBrowser adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications (like "WebNavigatorBrowser"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes WebNavigatorBrowser redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing WebNavigatorBrowser ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing WebNavigatorBrowser ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by webnavigatorbrowser, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing WebNavigatorBrowser  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing WebNavigatorBrowser ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by webnavigatorbrowser, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing WebNavigatorBrowser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing WebNavigatorBrowser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by webnavigatorbrowser removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by webnavigatorbrowser, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

QR Code
Ads by WebNavigatorBrowser QR code
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