Web Safeguard is an adware program that claims to improve your web browsing safety. However, as an ad-supported program it hijacks your web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on Web Safeguard advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install Web Safeguard. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. Web Safeguard is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you did not, and now you want to remove Web Safeguard from your computer. It is a good idea. While Web Safeguard is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of Web Safeguard ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove Web Safeguard extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove Web Safeguard components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove Web Safeguard and other malware form your infected computer.
If you want to remove Web Safeguard without resorting to manual procedures, remove other malicious programs, and protect your computer against malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) similar to Web Safeguard, then use advanced software for Web Safeguard removal. SpyHunter offers reliable malware detection rate, truly clean removal, and real-time protection against thousands of malicious programs.
What is Web Safeguard?
Web Safeguard is an adware developed for making money out of users’ clicks. However, it is promoted as an application that can make your web browsing more secure. While it is not malicious, it traces your web browsing history and might cause some problems related to your privacy and security of your computer system. Adware wastes your web traffic for running its activities. Web Safeguard is often deceptively installed with free programs if you miss signs of adware present in download client or a setup wizard for a program that you download. Web Safeguard is installed as a Windows program that manages adware and web browser extensions installed into Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This makes removing Web Safeguard more slightly more complicated than removing other windows programs, but if it is bundled with other adware programs, then you can have a hard time. It is better to be careful while installing free programs since inspecting setup wizards for bundled programs takes less of your time than Web Safeguard removal.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
Web Safeguard Adware Removal ToolWeb Safeguard Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove Web Safeguard and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to Web Safeguard malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete Web Safeguard components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against Web Safeguard and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove Web Safeguard Ads Manually
First, you need to uninstall Web Safeguard application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to Web Safeguard adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall Web Safeguard on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Web Safeguard" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Web Safeguard on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Web Safeguard program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Web Safeguard on Windows XP
Uninstalling Web Safeguard from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Web Safeguard program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Web Safeguard from Chrome
Remove Web Safeguard extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Web Safeguard extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Web Safeguard from Firefox
Remove Web Safeguard add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Web Safeguard add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Web Safeguard from Internet Explorer
Remove Web Safeguard extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Web Safeguard, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of Web Safeguard is an easy task, but removing other malicious programs might be more complicated. You also need to somehow detect them and remove these threats to your security and privacy. A free scanner offered with SpyHunter helps to get all needed information about infections present on your computer and components that you need to remove.
Remove Web Safeguard Adware Infection Completely
Web Safeguard adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove Web Safeguard adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software comes with a free professional support and a free scanners that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.