How to Remove WebDiscover (Permanent Solution)

21 May

WebDiscover is a questionable program and don’t mistakenly consider it as a genuine search-engine provider. It is a potentially unwanted program that secretly makes its entry in the marked PC. After settling down, it does some major modification in the browser settings such as default homepage, search-engine provider, new-tab URL and so on. The access to several legitimate webpage gets blocked and unusual error messages appears on the screen while doing normal tasks. The issue of webpage redirections and commercial ads bombarding occurs on regular basis. The altered search-engine provider by WebDiscover never provides correct result for user’s queries. Actually, it shows customizes websites from Yahoo search result and thus the webpage gets redirected over perilous sponsored websites very often. They try to entice the victims to click on bogus links, pop-ups coupons, ads, deals, and so on. They also downloads plug-ins and add-ons in the browser that constantly spy on your activities and steals sensitive information such as browsing history, Online shopping pattern, Online banking transactions and so on. These data are used illegally for affiliate marketing and other sponsored activities.

Usually, the PUP like WebDiscover targets Windows based PC and their intrusion is very secret. They could come bundled with freeware/shareware, spam email attachments, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, nasty hyperlinks clicks and so on. Usually, the novice users don’t bother that the program they are downloading would be containing additional harmful infection with them. So, it is strongly recommended to confirm that the program you are installing doesn’t contain any additional attachment with it. Be careful while reading the EULA and privacy policy page. It is best to choose advance/custom installation steps. This will disclose the additional files attachments and you can stop them from getting installed in the PC without your permission.  Remember that WebDiscover is also promoted on various legitimate websites as a free web utility and search tool. This claim may be true but it collects your personal data and changes the browser and internet settings and this is always doubtful.

Removing WebDiscover is not an easy task because it self-replicates its files and payloads and continuously changes the name. Its payloads contain .exe and .dll extension and get mixed with the original files. There is not program in the PC that preinstalled that could stop the installation of harmful applications like WebDiscover. So, it becomes necessary to use a specialized tool that has strong scanning algorithm and programming logics.

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Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with WebDiscover then you were highly suggested to delete WebDiscover by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like WebDiscover. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove WebDiscover. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall WebDiscover from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete WebDiscover using automatic removal method

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  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of WebDiscover manually?

Eliminate WebDiscover by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out WebDiscover as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove WebDiscover entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete WebDiscover.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\WebDiscover.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=http://random.com
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\WebDiscover.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent WebDiscover and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like WebDiscover infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by WebDiscover again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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