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WindApp is a typical adware program and it exhibits all the characteristics of one. Naturally, the never-ending pop-up ads are its most powerful tool. You better get used to them fast, because they will be your constant companion every time you try to use your browser. Yes, once they start to appear, they will never go away. Not unless you get rid of the program altogether. WindApp will keep track of the webpages you visit, and flood you with pop-up ads specific to each and every one of them. Even though some users might shrug their shoulders at the program, even the most patient ones will eventually get infuriated by the constant onslaught of ads. Not only are they extremely annoying, but they can also cause serious damage to your system. Due to that, it is advised to get rid of the WindApp program as soon as you find out you have it.
How did I get infected with?
You might find yourself wondering how you got stuck with such an intrusive and generally annoying program. Surely, you haven’t given your permission to its installation. Right? You couldn’t have. Or could you? Unfortunately for you, it’s not uncommon for adware programs to trick people into agreeing with their installation without them even realizing it. The most common method for infection is through installation of free downloads. Adware has the habit of attaching itself to such programs and hitching a ride to your computer. It basically walks in through the front door without you even realizing it. That’s because if you’re not careful when reading the terms and conditions of what you’re installing, you can end up with all kinds of dangerous things stuck on your computer.
Why are these ads dangerous?
Even though WindApp isn’t technically a virus, some users have branded it as one. It’s actually pretty easy to confuse it for one, because it acts like it. One day it appears seemingly out of thin air and starts making unrequested changes and displaying its never-ending array of ads. Keep in mind that the ads will pop up regardless of you and your wishes, and with every click on every ad, WindApp will generate profits, while you will be left pulling at your hair. You should also know that WindApp is actually preset for automatic installation and has the power to install other adware programs, you never asked for, without your permission. Save yourself time, energy and troubles, and remove the program before it crosses the line between “annoying” to “dangerous”.
How Can I Remove WindApp Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the WindApp 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 WindApp from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the WindApp 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 WindApp 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
- 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 the unwanted add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
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 WindApp Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, I recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.