What is Web Flipper?
Web Flipper is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC. It pledges to improve the quality of user's Internet browsing by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful features. Although it might seem as a legitimate add-on at first, users should be aware that it is considered as an adware.
Web Flipper uses a delusive software marketing method called bundling to install on user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) without one's consent. After a successful infiltration, it starts generating various types of intrusive online advertisement, including: transitional, interstitial, search, banner, text-link, and full page ads.
Moreover, user's Internet browsing is being constantly tracked, because this rogue browser add-on records diverse software and hardware information, such as: URL's visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, unique identifier number, IP address, and other similar information.
Such behavior may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections. SuperWeb LLC has released more than a hundred of rogue browser extensions, that are identical to Web Flipper (TowerTilt, SiteSimple, Trolatunt).
This company is intentionally releasing identical, differently named browser plug-ins to avoid the detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware software. None of them add any value for the user, their main purpose is to generate income by showing intrusive online advertisements.
Most of the current freeware download websites (e.g., download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many other) are using download clients to monetize their free services. Download clients are small programs that offer users to install promoted browser extensions along with the chosen free software.
Noteworthy that careless download and installation of freeware may easily end up in adware or malware infections. To prevent installation of Web Flipper or any other potentially unwanted application users should pay close attention during the download of free software and always click "Decline" when offered to install additional applications.
When installing the already downloaded software, select "Custom" or "Advanced" installation settings, instead of "Quick" or "Regular", this step will reveal all the stealthy applications that are trying to infiltrate, and you'll be able to opt them out of installation.
Internet users who have already installed Web Flipper and see "Web Flipper Deals", "Ads by Web Flipper" and "Powered by Web Flipper" advertisements when browsing the Internet should follow this removal guide and eliminate Web Flipper from their Internet browsers.
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- What is Web Flipper?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Web Flipper application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Web Flipper add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Web Flipper plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Web Flipper extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Web Flipper extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Web Flipper removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Web Flipper", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program which causes Web Flipper ads scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Web Flipper from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons." Look for "Web Flipper" select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the web flipper ads, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Web Flipper" select this entry and click on a trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the web flipper ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions," in the opened window remove "Web Flipper".
Computer users who have problems with web flipper ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the web flipper ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
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