The Weevah2 is a web-page that displays undesired pop up advertisements and can redirect to other ad pages. If the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge shows this web page then most probably that your system is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware is an unwanted software that is going to show you a ton of advertisements and deals. Of course, it’s not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It’ll not delete or damage your files, but it can alter some system’s settings or download and install other harmful software. So, you’d better to delete ‘ad supported’ software using the few simple steps below and thereby remove Weevah2 adware virus.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large count of pop-up advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted programs without your permission, force you to visit malicious web sites. Moreover, the adware can download and install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your start page with an unwanted web-site.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful add-ons. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the PC system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the browser, you will see an unwanted Weevah2 page.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your PC from Weevah2 pop-up ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to Weevah2 annoying site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free malware removal tools.
Table of contents
- What is Weevah2
- Remove Weevah2 malware
- Manual Weevah2 virus removal
- Weevah2 automatic removal
- Block Weevah2 redirect and other unwanted web-pages
- How can you prevent your machine from the attack of Weevah2
- To sum up
Remove Weevah2 malware
The ad-supported software is a form of malware that you might have difficulty in removing it from your personal computer. Luckily, you have found the effective Weevah2 removal steps in this article. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal way will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need help then type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your machine or exit the web page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Weevah2 virus removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Weevah2 adware virus from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Uninstall suspicious and potentially unwanted software using MS Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted applications can delete the unwanted advertisements or web browser redirect.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the screen below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and delete all software that has the name similar to the Weevah2. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker, ad-supported software or potentially unwanted software, then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your personal computer.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to remove Weevah2 redirect
Unfortunately, the virus can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your internet browsers shortcuts}), so that the Weevah2 ad web-site will be shown when you launch the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer or another internet browser.
Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser as on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will open a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown in the figure below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers that are redirected to the Weevah2 intrusive site.
Remove Weevah2 from FF
If the Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like newtab page, home page and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-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 dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Weevah2 virus which causes unwanted popup advertisements. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Weevah2 virus from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the adware virus, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s newtab, startpage and search provider by default that have been modified by Weevah2 adware that causes tons of undesired advertisements.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Weevah2 redirect from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser start page, new tab and default search provider you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC.
First, open the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s startpage, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your personal computer, it will display Weevah2 unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Weevah2 automatic removal
After completing the manual removal instructions above all unwanted programs and web browser’s extensions that causes web browser redirects to the Weevah2 web-site should be removed. If the problem with Weevah2 virus is still remained, then we suggest to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free adware removal software below.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Weevah2 virus
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can remove adware, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your machine easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
- Please download Zemana anti malware to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana antimalware onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the anti-malware will run and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Weevah2 virus that causes tons of unwanted popup ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it’ll detect all threats exist on your computer.
- When it has finished scanning, it’ll show a list of all threats detected by this tool.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Next” button to begin cleaning your PC system. Once the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Run Malwarebytes to delete Weevah2 virus
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine of the virus. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you remove unwanted Weevah2 from your internet browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your system. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Weevah2 virus which causes unwanted pop-ups. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
Once the checking is finished, it will display a list of all items found by this tool. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing ‘ad supported’ software and other security threats. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware virus and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Weevah2 adware virus from internet browser
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to remove Weevah2 adware that causes a huge number of undesired pop up ads, browser hijackers, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You may run this tool to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 3, 2020
- When downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, click “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out Weevah2 adware virus that causes unwanted pop-ups. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your PC system.
- When it has finished scanning, it’ll show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. When you’re ready, click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block Weevah2 redirect and other unwanted web-pages
Run ad-blocker program like AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your PC system performance and impact your computer security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image 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 instructions as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, Weevah2 redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. 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.
How can you prevent your machine from the attack of Weevah2
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the Weevah2 virus which redirects your web-browser to intrusive ad web pages. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your computer for new hijackers, malicious software and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Weevah2 from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.