The WebSecure is a malicious browser add-on from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) family. The harmful add-on usually gets installed through the use various malicious web-pages such as the Add-block.com. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you’re an active Internet user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with the WebSecure add-on. Use the guide below to clean your system ASAP, as the extension can be a way to affect your PC system with more dangerous malicious programs like viruses and trojans. The steps that follow, I’ll show you how to remove WebSecure harmful extension from your system forever.
As well as undesired browser redirects to ad web-sites, the WebSecure extension can collect your World Wide Web browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential data theft. This is another reason why the WebSecure malicious plugin which created to reroute your web browser to various ad web-pages, is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
The WebSecure adware can display lots of unwanted ads on the Mozilla Firefox screen, but often that a malicious software like this can also hijack the web-browser by changing its homepage and search engine. Thus forcing you each time run the browser to see an undesired webpage.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of the WebSecure extension on your PC system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your computer ASAP. Follow the few simple steps below in order to remove WebSecure malicious addon.
Remove WebSecure extension
The following steps will help you to remove WebSecure malicious extension from the Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, the tutorial below will allow you to delete malware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars that your machine may be infected. Please do the guidance step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your system.
To remove WebSecure, complete the following steps:
- How to manually remove WebSecure
- Scan your PC and remove WebSecure harmful plugin with free utilities
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually remove WebSecure
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove WebSecure malicious addon that causes browsers to show intrusive pop-up ads. Even if the instructions does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such WebSecure virus which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive ad web sites.
Delete WebSecure related software through the Control Panel of your machine
First method for manual extension removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of apps on your computer and see if there are any questionable and unknown apps. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, virus or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your personal computer. If you have many software installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed below.
Get rid of WebSecure add-on from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the WebSecure harmful addon that causes a large count of intrusive popup advertisements. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Scan your PC and remove WebSecure harmful plugin with free utilities
Use malware removal utilities to delete WebSecure malicious extension automatically. The free applications utilities specially designed for browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other potentially unwanted software removal. These tools may delete most of virus from Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and MS Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of ‘ad supported’ software from Windows registry and system drives.
How to automatically get rid of WebSecure harmful extension with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your PC system of WebSecure virus that reroutes your web browser to unwanted ad web-pages. Moreover, the utility will allow you to delete potentially unwanted apps, malware, toolbars and hijackers that your system can be infected too.
Now you can setup and run Zemana to get rid of WebSecure harmful extension from your web browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the following link to download Zemana setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: April 20, 2017
Run the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is done, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button to search for WebSecure harmful add-on that causes web browsers to display annoying pop-ups. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
After the checking is finished, you can check all items found on your computer. Once you’ve selected what you want to delete from your machine click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove WebSecure plugin that causes multiple annoying ads and popups. After disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to delete WebSecure virus
HitmanPro is a free removal utility that may be downloaded and use to delete WebSecure extension that causes a ton of annoying pop-up ads, hijackers, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your personal computer. You can use this utility to find out threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download HitmanPro from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and run HitmanPro on your PC. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the WebSecure extension that causes internet browsers to display annoying ads. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned..
As the scanning ends, HitmanPro will display a scan report.
Once you have selected what you want to get rid of from your PC system press Next button.
It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to automatically remove WebSecure with Malwarebytes
Delete WebSecure add-on manually is difficult and often the virus is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your PC can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the install starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you’ll see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware program will scan through the whole PC system for the WebSecure virus which created to redirect your browser to various ad sites.
Once the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes will create a list of unwanted and ad supported software. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete WebSecure addon which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive ad web-sites and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains steps on how to remove hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM).
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
It’s also critical to protect your internet browsers from harmful web sites and advertisements by using an ad-blocking application such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-ups, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Now your PC should be free of the WebSecure virus that causes multiple intrusive ads and popups. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your PC for new plugins and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired pop ups and malicious webpages). Moreover, to prevent any virus, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to find out PUPs.
If you need more help with WebSecure extension related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.