Remove Webdiscover Ads from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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According to its official website, Webdiscover allows you to “experience everything the web has to offer right from your desktop”. Sounds a bit too good to be true, doesn’t it? That is because it’s  not true at all. Behind this program’s shiny facade lies a nasty online parasite which is perfectly capable to ruin your online experience. Webdiscover has been classified as a potentially unwanted adware-type infection. It’s relatively easy to remove so why are you hesitating? Adware only becomes more malicious and harmful as time passes; keep that in mind. First of all, you probably didn’t install the virus voluntarily. Chances are, it sneaked in without your consent. Secondly, once it invaded your machine, Webdiscover immediately started throwing issues your way. It also lies to your face at the same time. And that’s just the start of it. Once the installation is complete, the parasite adds a malicious extension which works with some of the most commonly used browsers out there. Also, you probably figured out that Webdiscover doesn’t need any authorization or permission first simply because your preferences no longer matter. Thanks to this browser add-on, your PC screen is now flooded with commercials. Those pop-ups are even more dangerous than they are annoying. And, having in mind how incredibly irritating the pile of Webdiscover web links is, that’s saying something. Did you know that this program is ad-supported? No? The only reason why the parasite generates a never-ending parade of commercials is because this brings revenue to its developers. That means all advertisements displayed on your computer screen are sponsored and potentially very harmful. Clicking a corrupted ad disguised as an attractive product deal will automatically install more malware on your already compromised machine. Is that what you’re aiming to achieve online? Make sure you restrain yourself from clicking anything this pest brought upon you because this is not a risk worth taking. Even if you don’t stumble across a malicious web link, you could still believe some fake commercial and lose money trying to purchase a non-existent product. As if that wasn’t enough, Webdiscover also spies on your browsing-related activities. You might be interested to know that the parasite steals IP addresses, passwords, usernames, it monitors your entire browsing history and your search queries but it could also spy on some personally identifiable data. That means hackers might cause you irreversible damage and the more time Webdiscover spends on board, the more dangerous your situation becomes.

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How did I get infected with?

Do you often download programs off of the Internet? And do you sometimes install bundled software? Then you might want to change those online habits because they expose to you malware and probably explain why Webdiscover is now on board as well. To prevent virus distribution, stay away from unverified websites. More often than not, the programs offered there include at least one bonus attachment. However, there might be more. Keep in mind that one of the most popular infiltration techniques at the moment is freeware/shareware bundling. Therefore, you should always pay close attention to the program packages you install unless for some reason you’re deliberately trying to give green light to infections alongside the safe programs. Opt for the advanced/custom option in the Setup Wizard and avoid the basic one. Remember, rushing might save you some time right now but it will inevitably cost you much more time and energy if some sneaky parasite manages to get installed. The oldest tricks in the book such as spam massages from unknown senders, spam email-attachments and third-party web links should be avoided as well. Remember, being careful and attentive will protect your PC from malware.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Webdiscover is supposed to provide you “the most convenient, clutter-free browsing experience”. The fact that this program absolutely demolishes your browsing experience proves that was a lie. Since the very moment the virus landed on board till the very moment your patience runs out, this nuisance has nothing but trouble in store. As we mentioned already, it injects Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer with pop-ups. Prepare to be seeing an excessive amount of questionable coupons, discounts, product deals, price comparisons, best prices, etc. None of those is reliable enough for you to click it so make sure you avoid this pesky parade or advertisements. They were never really meant to be beneficial for you. Their one purpose is to generate web traffic; harassing you is just a bonus. Also, due to the parasite’s malicious presence, your PC speed is significantly slowed down and your browsers might start occasionally to freeze or crash. Your privacy gets jeopardized as well; why would you keep Webdiscover on board? To put an end to its nasty shenanigans, all you have to do is uninstall the virus. To do so manually, please follow the detailed removal guide that you will find down below.

How Can I Remove Webdiscover Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Webdiscover 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 Webdiscover from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Webdiscover from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Webdiscover from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Webdiscover from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

run command

Type “Appwiz.cpl


Locate the Webdiscover program 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.

STEP 2 : Remove Webdiscover from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

delete this user chrome

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

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Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Webdiscover Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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