WindApp is an adware program that is deceptively installed and responsible for ads displayed in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It is not a virus, but computer users often think that because WindApp can suddenly appear in your web browser. The way of installing WindApp is often deceptive because computer users do not expect bundled programs when they download needed ones. WindApp adware is often distributed with popular programs, and it is preset for automatic installation. WindApp consists of various program components such as one installed as Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that work together for running adware activities. Therefore, if you want to remove WindApp, then you need to uninstall WindApp application and remove extensions related to WindApp from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following WindApp removal guide placed below.
This removal guide will help you to remove WindApp manually or use special security software designed for removing WindApp and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers not only removal but real-time protection against malicious programs and PUP (potentially unwanted programs). It offers a free scanner that is helpful for manual removal and let access the severity of the infection.
What is WindApp?
WindApp is a program and web browser extension that are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads and deals in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. WindApp adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins present as web browser extensions, add-ons, and BHO. These WindApp components are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying advertising in various ways. If you click on WindApp ads, then the owner gets profit for your click from promoters. That is why WindApp is often deceptively installed. It wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your habits are often shared among promoters. WindApp is often distributed with free program downloads. It is deceptively installed unless you disable this optional program before installing the program that you download. Removing WindApp is quite straight, but other adware that might come with it is often difficult to remove without special tools.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware products like WindApp, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs, set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.
WindApp Adware Removal ToolWindApp Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove WindApp and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to WindApp malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete WindApp 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 WindApp and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove WindApp from Windows
You need to uninstall WindApp application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then, you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to WindApp adware.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall WindApp 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 "WindApp" 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 WindApp 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 WindApp program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall WindApp on Windows XP
Uninstalling WindApp 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 WindApp program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove WindApp from Chrome
Remove WindApp 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 WindApp extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove WindApp from Firefox
Remove WindApp 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 WindApp add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove WindApp from Internet Explorer
Remove WindApp 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 WindApp, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can make a check for presence of suspicious programs 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.
Remove WindApp Adware Infection Completely
WindApp adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove WindApp you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.