Ads by Web Amplified
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Web Amplified?
Web Amplified is a browser plug-in claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling features such as coupons, comparison shopping, and so on.
This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Web Amplified is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent.
After successful infiltration, users experience intrusive online advertisements generated by this adware including interstitial, transitional, search, full-page, pop-up, and banner ads. These generated advertisements can lead to rogue websites containing infectious content, and therefore, your computer may become infected.
Furthermore, Web Amplified continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity and records various information that may be personally identifiable. For example: search queries entered into search engines, website URLs visited, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geo-locations), unique identifier numbers, etc.
Be aware that information tracking may result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Web Amplified is identical to other applications released by SuperWeb LLC including, for example, Wooden Seal, Roaming Rate, Express Find, and Zoom Zoom.
Apps released by this company provide no real value for the user - they are developed to generate revenue by the display of intrusive ads and sharing collected data with third parties. You are strongly advised to eliminate Web Amplified from your system.
At time of research, popular freeware download websites such as download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, etc., used small download programs (called 'installers', 'download clients', 'download managers', etc.) to monetize their free services.
These programs offer installation of additional (according to the developers, '100% legitimate and virus-free') browser add-ons or applications together with the chosen software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware risks system infection with adware or malware.
You can prevent this situation by closely inspecting each step of the free software download procedure and declining offers to install other apps. In addition, downloaded programs should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any concealed applications listed for installation and allow you to remove them.
If you have installed Web Amplified, read the removal instructions provided and eliminate this rogue extension from your Internet browsers.
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- What is Web Amplified?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Web Amplified application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Web Amplified adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Web Amplified ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Web Amplified' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Web Amplified extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Web Amplified adware 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 Amplified", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Web Amplified ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Web Amplified 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 "Web Amplified", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the web amplified 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 "Extensions". Locate: "Web Amplified", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the web amplified 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 "Web Amplified".
Computer users who have problems with web amplified 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 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 amplified adware, 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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