Ads by Razor Web

Also Known As: Razor Web adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Razor Web removal instructions

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.

razor web adware

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'):

razor web in-text ads

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Quick menu:

Razor Web adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

razor web adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing razor web ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Razor Web", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing razor web ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing razor web ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options 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.

Removing razor web ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the razor web adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logo Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing razor web ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Razor Web".

Removing razor web ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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you are amazing! thanks for this guide! finally i removed this from my browser!!

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