How to remove Web Companion (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:Web Companion
Command or file name:WebCompanion.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Web Companion is legitimate application from Lavasoft. It provides functionality to secure your search and protecting your browser settings. However, some users indicate, that it is ad-supported and they see ads and pop-ups generated by this application. On this page you can find information to help ypu remove this application.
Web Companion intrusion method
Web Companion installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Web Companion). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Web Companion copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is WebCompanion.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Web Companion and value WebCompanion.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name WebCompanion.exe or Web Companion. Also, it can create folder with name Web Companion under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Web Companion, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Web Companion from your browsers below.
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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Web Companion, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Web Companion.
To get rid of Web Companion, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Web Companion related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Web Companion entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Web Companion won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove Web Companion related extensions from your browsers
Web Companion in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Web Companion. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Web Companion removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Web Companion are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Web Companion.