What is Razor Web?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, Razor Web is a rogue browser extension/application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other features. Razor Web may seem to be a useful and legitimate add-on, however, it is categorized as adware.
The developers of this plug-in employ a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Razor Web on Internet browsers without users' consent.
Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Razor Web generates advertisements such as banners, pop-ups, search, full-page, etc. (most commonly marked as 'Ads by Razor Web'), which often lead to bogus websites, thus exposing your computer to infection.
Be aware that by installing Razor Web, you allow this plug-in to monitor your Internet browsing activity and record various software and hardware information. For example: IP addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), unique identifier numbers, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, and other details that may be personally identifiable.
Information tracking may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Razor Web is identical to other apps released by SuperWeb LLC including, for example, assist point, dragon branch, crazy score, and glass bottle.
No applications developed by this company provide any real value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of advertisements and sharing collected data with third parties. You are advised to uninstall Razor Web from your Internet browsers immediately.
Razor Web is typical adware and commonly distributed via small 'download programs' (also called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download clients', etc.) on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, and so on. Download applications offer installation of additional applications to monetize these websites' free services and traffic.
The promoted applications are described as 'legitimate and virus-free', however, careless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. To avoid installation of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), inspect each step of the free software download process and ensure that no other software is included.
Furthermore, installation of downloaded software should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any additionally-included apps and allow you to opt-out. The following removal guide will help you to remove Razor Web adware from your system.
Razor Web adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ad by Razor Web'):
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- What is Razor Web?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Razor Web application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Razor Web adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Razor Web ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Razor Web' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Razor Web ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Razor Web 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 "Razor Web", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Razor Web ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove razor web adware from Internet browsers:
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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 "Razor Web", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the razor 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 "Extensions". Locate "Razor Web", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the razor 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 plug-ins 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 "Razor Web".
Computer users who have problems with razor 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 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 razor web 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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