Window web removal instructions
What is window web?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, Window web is a rogue browser plug-in claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other similar functions. Although this may seem a legitimate and useful browser add-on, be aware that window web is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by window web use to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, window web generates various intrusive online advertisements including search, in-text, transitional, banner, interstitial, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, this potentially unwanted program continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information such as IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, search queries entered, website URLs visited, pages viewed, and other similar details that are likely to be personally identifiable. SuperWeb LLC has released over two hundred rogue browser add-ons identical to window web (including, for example, SmarterPower, Dolphin Deals, and Krab Web). Neither window web, nor any of these other browser plug-ins provide any real value for the user. This company intentionally releases identical browser extensions under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware software. The purpose of this software is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online ads. Furthermore, the behavior of these rogue browser add-ons may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate window web from your Internet browsers.
Research shows that most users infect their computers with adware such as window web during download of free software via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites (for example: download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) Download clients are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of promoted '100% virus-free' browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the free software download procedure and declining any offers to install additional applications. Furthermore, software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have already installed window web, and observe 'Powered by window web', 'window web Deals', and 'Ads by window web' advertisements when surfing the Internet, read the following removal guide and uninstall this adware from your Internet browsers.
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- What is window web?
- STEP 1. Uninstall window web application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove window web plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove window web add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove window web extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove window web extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Window web adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "window web", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes window web ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove window web adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "window web", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the window web adware, 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: "window web", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the window web adware, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window remove "window web".
Computer users who have problems with window web adware 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove window web adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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