How to Remove WebProtect (Permanent Removal)


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Suddenly you start seeing Name Setup Checking pop-up and Danger: suspected Phishing website?

Manual easy to follow step by step instructions to remove webprotect virus are presented in this article. WebProtect is an application created by Objectify Media Inc. The purpose of the application is to ensure the safety of users’ Internet browsing activity by notifying them about malicious or phishing websites. However, WebProtect is identified as adware and affects all the main web browsers – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This means that no matter what your default browser is, you will be presented with various annoying online advertisements which will not stop appearing unless you remove WebProtect from your computer.

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How did I get infected with webprotect? 

Legitimate and reliable applications are always represented on their official websites where you are provided with a download link. This is not the case with WebProtect. Not only there is no download link for the program, but there is also no official website where you can find information about it. This one of the reasons why you should not trust the application. It is obvious that WebProtect uses dubious ways to infiltrate your system, however, you should keep in mind that you are responsible for allowing this to happen. Avoid downloading freeware from unknown third-party websites and always go through each application’s license agreement to find out more about what to expect from it.

Why is webprotect dangerous?

All adware applications are sponsored by third parties who use the advertising services of the programs to promote their content. This means that WebProtect is more likely to put your system in danger rather than protect it. The advertisements you will see on every web page you visit will contain links to different third-party websites, which are very often unreliable and even corrupted. Thus, clicking the displayed ads may lead to serious infections or to the arrival of other untrustworthy programs on your system. What is more, WebProtect is capable of tracking and recording your browsing habits, which means that any third-party sponsor may have access to information about your web usage. There is no guarantee how this information will be used, so you should not wait a minute longer to delete WebProtect.

How Can I Remove webprotect?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the webprotect infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall webprotect from Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete webprotect from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove webprotect Registry Leftovers

STEP 1 : Uninstall webprotect from Your Computer

  • Stop the process responsible for the annoying pop-up Name Setup Checking
  • Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, the task manager will open. Locate the file monitor.exe and right click on it. Click on Open File Location. Minimize the window
  • Go back and repeat the procedure but this time select End Process.
  • Open the minimized window and delete the file monitor.exe


The next step is to simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

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Type “Appwiz.cpl

web protect removalLocate the webprotect software and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. Review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

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STEP 2 : Remove webprotect from your browsers

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools, then Extensions
  • Check if there are any suspicious extensions and remove them by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Click on Settings Tab
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

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Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Check the mozilla firefox add-ons and disable unknown add-ons if necessary.
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

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Remove from Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • Review the Toolbars and extensions and disable any unwanted extensions.
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.

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  • Restart IE

Permanently Remove WebProtect Virus Leftovers

Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware program to identify and remove the malware registry leftovers and temporary files.

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