WebProtect is an ad-supported program that claims to improve security of your web browsing. It might protect you against visiting malicious websites, but bundled adware hijacks your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome and tracks your browsing history for displaying ads that you are more likely will click on. This might compromise your security and privacy. WebProtect consist of many components like WebProtect program and similarly named web browser extensions.
Computer users often get frustrated with removing adware, but in fact, it is not that difficult to remove WebProtect components by following this guide or by using removal tools. WebProtect is often automatically installed in a deceptive for user’s way along with other free programs. Unless you notice presence of this adware in setup wizard for a free program that you download, then it is automatically installed along with a free program and you get ads in your web browsers.
If you try to remove WebProtect, you need to perform different procedures for removing all the adware component from your computer, or use some removal tool for making this job for you.
This guide helps to remove WebProtect manually or using special security software designed for WebProtect removal. SpyHunter not only removes malicious programs. It offers a real-time protection against malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) that are not removed by anti-virus software.
What is WebProtect?
WebProtect is a program and web browser extensionfor web security combined with adware in one product. It is used for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. WebProtect adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins installed in your web browser as extensions, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper object) depend on browser. These WebProtect have to be removed if you want to eliminate WebProtect adware and get rid of ads. Your clicks on WebProtect ads help to make money on a pay-per-click basis, and this way on monetizing is attractive to websites that distribute free software of develop such products. For users such installation of bundled adware is quite deceptive. If you fail to notice adware presence and disable WebProtect before installing a free program, then your computer will be infected with WebProtect. You need to be careful because some adware is difficult to uninstall, and more adware might be bundled and installed along with WebProtect while removing it is not the thing that one would like.
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”, or “advanced”, installation option instead of “typical”, or “normal” or “quick” because these options often hide adware programs from your view.
WebProtect Adware Removal ToolWebProtect Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove WebProtect and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to WebProtect malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete WebProtect 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 WebProtect and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove WebProtect from Windows
First, you need to uninstall WebProtect application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to WebProtect 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 WebProtect 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 "WebProtect" 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 WebProtect 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 WebProtect program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall WebProtect on Windows XP
Uninstalling WebProtect 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 WebProtect program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove WebProtect from Chrome
Remove WebProtect 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 WebProtect extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove WebProtect from Firefox
Remove WebProtect 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 WebProtect add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove WebProtect from Internet Explorer
Remove WebProtect 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 WebProtect, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure is not difficult but might be very time consuming if you have other malicious programs on your computer. If your value your time, then you can save it by using SpyHunter for malware removal and get anti-malware protection and free professional support. Scan your system for free and see how many malicious programs are present on your computer.
Remove WebProtect Adware Infection Completely
It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.