What is WebCobra? WebCobra is a malware. It can modify Windows OS and browsers settings, download and install other malicious software, adware and potentially unwanted programs. Moreover, this virus can give a remote access to your machine and use your machine’s resources to generate cryptocurrency. It will make your personal computer run very slow. On current date, the WebCobra continues to increase the number of PCs which have been infected.
Once started, the WebCobra malware makes changes to the personal computer settings and configures itself so as to run automatically each time the PC system is turned on. Immediately after startup, this malicious software can modify system settings and files, create new folders, download and install other malicious software onto infected personal computer, use your computer for malicious actions, send information about you to a remote hacker.
If you still are not sure that your PC system is infected with malicious software, then check your computer for the common symptoms of this infection:
- web-browser or system settings are hijacked;
- your antivirus detects an infection;
- Internet connection may be slow.
Moreover, the WebCobra malware has the ability to gather privacy information. This privacy information, in the future, can be transferred to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of confidential info
It’s important, do not use your PC while it is affected with this malware, as it can lead to the loss of important photos, documents and music or the complete failure of the machine. The best option is to use the step-by-step guidance posted below to remove WebCobra malware, and thus return your PC system to the state before infection.
Remove WebCobra malware from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
There are several steps to uninstalling WebCobra malware, because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to delete all questionable and unknown apps, then reset your internet browser settings to get rid of any changes WebCobra malware has made. Finally, you need to check your system with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro to ensure this malware is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove WebCobra malware, execute the steps below:
- Removing the WebCobra, check the list of installed apps first
- Delete WebCobra malware with Zemana AntiMalware
- Remove WebCobra malware and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
- Remove WebCobra malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
- Delete WebCobra from Internet Explorer
- Remove WebCobra malware from Google Chrome
- Delete WebCobra malware from Mozilla Firefox
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
Removing the WebCobra, check the list of installed apps first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all PUPs, ad supported software programs and hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (MS Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as displayed on the screen below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all apps installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown applications.
Delete WebCobra malware with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana Free is a utility that can remove ad supported software, PUPs, hijackers and other malicious software from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
- Installing the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Free on your PC system by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button . Zemana utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out the WebCobra malware related files, folders and registry keys. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next”. Once finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
Remove WebCobra malware and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
If Zemana Anti Malware cannot remove the WebCobra malware, then we recommends to run the Hitman Pro. The HitmanPro is a free powerful, professional removal tool for malicious software, adware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars as well as virus related files, folders and registry keys. It completely deletes all traces and remnants of the infection.
Download Hitman Pro from the following link.
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Download and run HitmanPro on your personal computer. Once started, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the WebCobra malware and other security threats. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete..
After the scan is complete, Hitman Pro will open a scan report.
Once you have selected what you want to remove from your machine press Next button.
It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Remove WebCobra malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
You can remove WebCobra malware automatically with a help of MalwareBytes Anti Malware. We suggest this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove viruss, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on the machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically run and you may see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes tool will start scanning the whole machine to find out the WebCobra and other potential threats. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) tool is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
Once MalwareBytes Anti-Malware has completed scanning your machine, MalwareBytes will show a list of all items found by the scan. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will delete virus and other security threats. Once that process is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software.
Delete WebCobra from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings had been hijacked by the WebCobra malware, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser process.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove WebCobra malware from Google Chrome
Another way to get rid of changes to browser settings created by WebCobra malware is Reset Chrome settings. This will disable harmful extensions and reset Google Chrome settings including start page, search provider and new tab page to original settings. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Another solution to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as shown in the figure below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the process of cleaning. After it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including home page, new tab and default search engine back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Delete WebCobra malware from Mozilla Firefox
If Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings are affected by the WebCobra malware, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve this problem. It’ll save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the WebCobra malware. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
By installing an ad blocker program like AdGuard, you’re able to stop harmful webpages, autoplaying video ads and remove a large number of distracting and intrusive ads on webpages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
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After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is done, you will see a window as displayed below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted popup advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Now your PC system should be clean of the WebCobra malware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious programs and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove WebCobra malware from your system, then ask for help here.