WebSaver virus

September 27, 2018

What is WebSaver

WebSaver adware – a PUP which produces numerous ads through the infected web browser.

WebSaver is yet another adware-type program that is promoted as a shopping helper. Sadly, this deceptive marketing trick is often used to trick unaware users into installing useless applications. If you add this add-on to your system, it may initiate many questionable activities behind your back. However, the main aim of WebSaver is to redirect you to sponsored websites and to make money from cost-per-click (CPC) advertising. Therefore, if you see ads and pop-ups following you no matter what site you enter, you should be careful because clicking them can end up on questionable websites. If you have no idea where did it came from, check your newly installed programs and try to find this unwanted invader. Remove it without any hesitation because we haven’t seen any person who saved the money with the help of such tools.

WebSaver virus

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The main signs showing that WebSaver virus has occupied your browsers and infected the PC include the following:

You often see ads which are brought by the app; You are redirected to questionable pages and networks; Browsers are struggling to perform even simple actions.

As longs as app’s developers do not double check the trustworthiness of every site they promote, WebSaver adware can redirect the user to dubious-looking websites. Notice that such pages might contain potentially dangerous content. Once clicked, a dubious link might start the installation of a PUP or other serious infection. Moreover, numerous adverts overload your computer screen and intrude your browsing activity. You might struggle to carry out various search requests due to the big amount of ads.

You need to take care of the WebSaver removal due to all beforementioned reasons. Nevertheless, ad-supported programs have an annoying feature to collect browsing-activity related data and use it for beneficial reasons. Adware gathers details such as IPs, bookmarks, pages visited, pictures viewed, and similar.

Use to remove WebSaver virus permanently. Be aware next time – you need to know that ad-supported programs and similar PUPs spread through regular software or questionable websites. Avoid clicking on dubious content and perform other precautionary measures that have been explained in this article below.

How does WebSaver works

Normally, such programs as PUPs use third-party software for their distribution. According to IT specialists, this distribution technique is named bundling because various ad-supported programs travel bundled with freeware as extra attachments. Always choose the Custom or Advanced installation option rather than the Quick/Recommended one. This decreases the risk of various PUP infiltrations.

Keep in mind, if your PC is unprotected and you have no anti-spyware program installed, you are like a sitting duck for such cyber intruders. Try to check every single program that you are going to install. Find as much information as possible about your desired applications. If you are not attentive enough, various infections can easily slip thru your defense and enter your computer without your permission.

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How to delete WebSaver

If your screen is always overloaded by ads and you are facing questionable redirects, you need to remove WebSaver virus from your computer and clean browsers. This is necessary to ensure your system’s security. You can proceed with such action by following our below-given instructions or by installing anti-malware.

We recommend performing the WebSaver removal with the help of strong security software. These programs can fastly deal with all kinds of threats. If you complete the process without rushing any steps, the adware infection will be eliminated without leaving leftover files. Remember to refresh browsers that were affected by the ad-supported application after you proceed with the removal.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to WebSaver. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove WebSaver Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for WebSaver or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall WebSaver Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for WebSaver or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete WebSaver Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for WebSaver or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If WebSaver.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove WebSaver Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for WebSaver or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that WebSaver is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the WebSaver program.
  7. Select WebSaver or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from WebSaver

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete WebSaver

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect WebSaver, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find WebSaver in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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