Even if something is written on the website front page, it does not mean that it’s true. Web Companion developers offers us to “Surf the Web more safely and conveniently than ever before”, even with the Anti-Phishing Protection, Real-Time Web Protection and Multi Browser Compatible solution, but all this are a lie. In fact, Web Companion is classified by security experts as an adware application, and all words in the world can’t change its inwardness.
Instead of all promised good stuff, Web Companion adware will give you:
- useless advertisement and malicious redirects;
- your computer’s work slowdown;
- more unwanted programs in your system;
If you have not installed Web Companion willfully and racking your brain on how this add-on managed to penetrate into your system, I can give an answer. Adware applications are usually spreading in a “bundles” with some popular freeware, so you might install something for free by default at the nearest time. To avoid malicious infection in the future, please always read EULAs and choose a custom mode to see what’s exactly installing on your PC.
There are two ways to remove annoying Web Companion completely and effectively. If you are an advanced user and strongly believe in yourself, you can try to follow our manual removal guide. It is much harder and takes your time, but you will be proud of feeling yourself a real security buddy. But to be honest it is not a trivial task, so if you don’t want to waste this beautiful day racking your brain, please take advantage of the automatic removal tool which we recommend for this adware effectively elimination.
Web Companion adware manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete Web Companion from the system.
To delete Web Companion application from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the “Web Companion” in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the “Web Companion” in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a “Web Companion” among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Web Companion adware automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Web Companion from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that Trojan Killer is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Apply” button and set your system free from the Web Companion infection!
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Web Companion, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Web Companion pop-up ads leave you in peace:
Don’t hesitate to contact GridinSoft Trojan Killer developers if you have any problem regarding your system security – you can always reach them submitting a ticket.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Red velvet cake or can of beer? It’s up to you! 😉