Erase Web Companion

Adware

What can be said about this infection

If Web Companion reroutes are bothering you, adware is possibly responsible. If you didn’t pay close attention to when you were installing a freeware, you may have easily ended up with advertising-supported software. As ad-supported software could enter unseen and could work in the background, some users could not even see the infection. Advertising-supported application do not aim to directly endanger your machine, it merely aims to flood your screen with commercials. It could, however, expose you to damaging web pages and you might end up with malware. You are strongly encouraged to erase Web Companion before it may do more damage.

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What affect does the advertising-supported software have on the operating system

Adware will commonly employ freeware as means to get into your operating system. If you often download freeware then you should know that that it could come together with not wanted items. Advertising-supported applications,  browser hijackers and other possibly unnecessary programs (PUPs) can be attached. Default settings are not what you ought to use when installing something, since those settings do not notify you about added offers, which authorizes them to set up. We encourage opting for Advanced or Custom instead. Those settings will allow you to check for and unmark everything. We advise you always select those settings as you can never be sure with what kind of items the adware will come.

You will begin noticing pop-ups as soon as the adware installs. You will bump into adverts everywhere, whether you prefer Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. You will only be able to terminate the adverts if you erase Web Companion, so you should proceed with that as soon as possible. Don’t be surprised to come across a lot of advertisements since that is how ad-supported applications make money.You could sometimes see a pop-up encouraging you to install some type of software but downloading from such doubtful sources is like asking for a malware contamination.Pick official websites when it comes application downloads, and stop downloading from pop-ups and strange websites. In case you were wondering why, downloads from ad-supported application generated ads may lead to a much more severe threat. The reason behind your slow device and constant browser crashes can also be the adware. Adware set up on your computer will only put it in danger, so remove Web Companion.

How to remove Web Companion

You may terminate Web Companion in a couple of ways, by hand and automatically. For the fastest Web Companion termination way, we advise acquiring spyware removal software. You can also erase Web Companion manually but it might be more complex ads you would have to do everything yourself, which can take time as identifying the adware may be complex.

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Learn how to remove Web Companion from your computer

Step 1. Remove Web Companion from Windows 10

  1. Start → Settings → System → Apps & features. win10 start Erase Web Companion
  2. Find all the unwanted programs, press on them and select Uninstall. win10 system uninstall Erase Web Companion

Step 2. Remove Web Companion from Windows 8

  1. Open the menu, select the search option and type in Control Panel. win8 type control Erase Web Companion
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features → Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win8 remove program Erase Web Companion

Step 3. Remove Web Companion from Windows 7

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7 start Erase Web Companion
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win7 uninstall program Erase Web Companion

Step 4. Remove Web Companion from Windows XP

  1. Start → Settings → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs. win xp start control Erase Web Companion
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win xp control panel Erase Web Companion

Step 5. Remove Web Companion from Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and select Applications.
  2. Find all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternately, you can right-click on them and select Move to Trash. mac os app remove Erase Web Companion
  3. Empty the Trash by right-clicking on the icon in your dock and selecting 'Empty Trash'.

Step 6. Delete Web Companion from browsers

a) Remove Web Companion from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Manage add-ons. IE gear Erase Web Companion
  3. On the left side, select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press Disable. IE add ons Erase Web Companion
  5. Close the window.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu Erase Web Companion
  3. In General, delete the URL and type in your preferred homepage website. IE settings2 Erase Web Companion
  4. Press Apply to save the changes and exit the window.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu Erase Web Companion
  3. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset (near the bottom of the window). ie settings advanced Erase Web Companion
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says 'Delete personal settings'. IE reset Erase Web Companion
  5. Press Reset, then OK to close the window.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

d) Remove Web Companion from Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings.
  3. Select Extensions, located in the menu on the left. chrome menu extensions Erase Web Companion
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press the bin icon. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enabled' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. chrome extensions delete Erase Web Companion

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu Erase Web Companion
  3. In Settings, under On start up, select Set pages. chrome startup page Erase Web Companion
  4. In the window that appears, put in the URL of the website you want to set as your homepage. Press OK.
  5. Under Search, choose the search engine you want to set as default. chrome search engines Erase Web Companion

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu Erase Web Companion
  3. Scroll down and press Show advanced settings. chrome settings Erase Web Companion
  4. At the bottom, you will find the option to Reset settings. chrome reset Erase Web Companion
  5. In the window that appears, press Reset.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

g) Remove Web Companion from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu Erase Web Companion
  3. Select Add-ons.
  4. In the Extensions tab, remove all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can press 'Disable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. mozilla extensions Erase Web Companion

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu options Erase Web Companion
  3. Select Options.
  4. In General, delete the URL in 'Home page' and type in the one you prefer. mozilla options Erase Web Companion

) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner).
  3. Select the Help button (the question mark at the bottom).
  4. Press Troubleshooting Information.mozilla troubleshooting Erase Web Companion
  5. Select Refresh Firefox. mozilla reset Erase Web Companion
  6. In the window that appears, press Refresh Firefox again.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

) Remove Web Companion from Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions, right-click on them and select Remove.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu Erase Web Companion
  4. In Settings, under Open with, select A specific page or pages. edge set page Erase Web Companion
  5. You can select your homepage there. Select Custom to be able to put in your preferred homepage.

) Reset Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu Erase Web Companion
  4. In Settings, scroll down to Clear browsing data and press Choose what to clear. edge settings Erase Web Companion
  5. Select everything and press Clear. edge clear data Erase Web Companion

) Remove Web Companion from Safari

  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Preferences and click on the Extensions tab. safari menu Erase Web Companion
  4. Delete all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. safari extensions Erase Web Companion

) Reset Safari

Safari no longer has a reset button, so you have to manually do everything.
  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Clear History, pick 'all history' and press 'Clear History'. safari clear history Erase Web Companion
  4. Select Safari again and press Preferences.
  5. In Advanced, press on 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'. safari advanced Erase Web Companion
  6. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Develop, and select Empty Caches. safari develop menu Erase Web Companion
If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.

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