What is an adware

Web Companion adverts and reroutes are brought about by an advertising-supported application on your machine. Rushed freeware installations are commonly the cause of the adware installation. Not all users will be familiar with the symptoms of an adware contamination, so they may be puzzled about what is happening. Since ads are how the ad-supported software makes money, expect the advertising-supported software to expose you to as many advertisements as possible but do not worry about it directly endangering your operating system. However, that does not mean that ad-supported software are harmless, you being rerouted to a malicious portal might lead to a malware infection. You are really suggested to delete Web Companion before it could cause more harm.

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How does an adware work

Ad-supported software is attached to freeware and that could authorizes it to enter your OS without you even noticing. These not wanted set ups are so frequent as not everyone is aware of the fact that freeware comes together with not wanted offers. Advertising-supported applications,  redirect viruses and other probably unwanted programs (PUPs) may be adjoined. Default settings will not notify you of any additional items, and offers will be authorized to install. A better choice would be to select Advance or Custom settings. If you pick Advanced instead of Default, you will be allowed to unmark all, so you are recommended to select those. Use those settings and you won’t have to deal with these unwanted set ups.

You will be able to easily tell when an ad-supported application is set up because of the increased amount of ads. It will have an affect on all of the leading browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The only way to really remove the ads is to erase Web Companion, so you need to proceed with that as soon as possible. Since adverts are how adware make income, expect to see a lot of them.Adware might occasionally show you a pop-up advising you to get some kind of program but whatever you do, never obtain anything from such doubtful sites.Refrain from acquiring software or updates from random ads, and stick to trustworthy pages. In case you didn’t know, those pop-ups may download malicious program onto your PC so dodge them. You will also see that your device is operating slower than normal, and your browser will fail to load more frequently. Don’t keep the ad-supported software set up, eliminate Web Companion as it will only trouble you.

Web Companion elimination

Depending on your system experience, you may abolish Web Companion in two ways, either by hand or automatically. If you have or are willing to acquire spyware removal software, we advise automatic Web Companion removal. It is also possible to remove Web Companion manually but you will have to find and eliminate it and all its associated programs yourself.


Learn how to remove Web Companion from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Web Companion

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Eliminate Web Companion

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Eliminate Web Companion
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Eliminate Web Companion
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Web Companion from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Web Companion from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Eliminate Web Companion
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Eliminate Web Companion
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Eliminate Web Companion
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Web Companion from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Eliminate Web Companion

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Eliminate Web Companion
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Eliminate Web Companion

Step 5. Remove Web Companion from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Eliminate Web Companion

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Eliminate Web Companion

Step 6. Remove Web Companion from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Eliminate Web Companion
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Eliminate Web Companion
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Eliminate Web Companion
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Web Companion removal.

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware:
  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install Eliminate Web Companion
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan Eliminate Web Companion
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove Web Companion and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results Eliminate Web Companion