What is search.webwebweb.com?
The WebWebWeb.com browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. At time of testing, this website was promoted via an application called 'video downloader professional'.
Developers of this browser settings-changing adware (LINK64 GmbH) employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, most computer users install this plug-in inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, this browser hijacker assigns the browser homepage and default search engine fields to webwebweb.com
At time of research, this site redirected users to Google, a legitimate Internet search engine, however, the developers of this deceptive browser plug-in are able to redirect webwebweb.com to other malicious websites at any time.
Therefore, it is dangerous to have this browser hijacker installed on your Internet browsers. As well as causing unwanted browser redirects to the webwebweb.com website, this plug-in tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording web pages visited, impressions, information from social media websites, clicks, and search terms.
The presence of this browser settings-changing adware on your system can lead to serious malware infections and privacy issues, and therefore, you are advised to remove this browser hijacker from your Internet browser/s.
The WebWebWeb.com browser hijacker is similar to other browser settings-changing adware including, for example, searchsun.info, Tika-search.com, and SnapDo.com. To avoid installation of browser settings-changing adware such as this, be attentive when downloading free software.
Today, most freeware download websites use 'download clients' and various 'installers' to monetize their free services, and thus, not paying close enough attention when downloading or installing free software can lead to adware infections.
When downloading free software, decline installation of any advertised browser plugins, and when installing downloaded freeware, use the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware listed for installation. To remove the webwebweb.com browser hijacker, use the removal guide provided.
Free software installer used in webwebweb.com browser hijacker distribution:
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- What is webwebweb.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall webwebweb.com related applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove webwebweb.com browser hijacker Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove webwebweb.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove WebWebWeb.com extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
WebWebWeb.com redirect 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 any recently-installed applications, which appear suspicious or out of place, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the webwebweb.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
WebWebWeb.com redirect removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
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 "Video Downloader Professional", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://webwebweb.com and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Webwebweb" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the webwebweb browser hijacker, 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 the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Video Downloader professional".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://webwebweb.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "webwebweb"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with webwebweb browser hijacker 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 and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
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 top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the webwebweb browser hijacker, 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.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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