About this adware

UniversalWebSearch virus ads are appearing everywhere because you have an adware set up. It is possible you do not remember installing it, which indicates that you must have acquired it when you installed some free application. An adware will be quite noticeable and adware identification shouldn’t be problematic. An adware’s most telling symptom is ads appearing all over the place. The adverts you will encounter will come in various forms, banners, pop-ups, pop-under ads, and they may be pretty invasive. You should also note that while an adware is not necessarily a harmful threat, you could be redirected to some malicious program. If you delete UniversalWebSearch virus now, you should be able to avoid a lot of trouble later on.


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What does UniversalWebSearch virus do?

You’re probably wondering how you unknowingly set up the adware. The installation occurred via program packages, PUPs are attached to freeware in a way that authorizes them to install together with it. Before you hurry to set up a new software you just downloaded, there are two things you should keep in mind. First, some sort of item may be adjoined to the software, and if you use Default settings when installing it, you will unintentionally install that item as well. Choosing Advanced (Custom) mode when installing freeware is the way to go since you will not only be able to check for extra items but will be provided the option of unchecking everything. And if you already installed it, we encourage you to terminate UniversalWebSearch virus sooner rather than later.

Soon after the advertising-supported program setup, your screen will be filled with ads. You may not regard the increase of advertisements all that noteworthy but if you see “Ad by UniversalWebSearch virus”, then you need to eliminate UniversalWebSearch virus. Most of your browsers, whether Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, will be affected. If the adware is authorized to stay for a while, you will notice more personalized adverts showing up. This is happening because an adware trails your web surfing, gathers information which is then used to generate advertisements. Normally, ads are pretty harmless, they are just there to make revenue, but don’t be surprised if you ended up with more severe infections. A lot of adware created advertisements are hosted on damaging websites, and if you engage with one, you may be led to a web page that has malware waiting for you. If you want to dodge a possible damaging software infection, terminate UniversalWebSearch virus.

UniversalWebSearch virus removal

You have two options when it comes to having to uninstall UniversalWebSearch virus and you need to pick one that best suits your computer experience. If you think you are capable, you can remove UniversalWebSearch virus manually. You can see a by hand UniversalWebSearch virus removal guide below this report to assist you. You could also delete UniversalWebSearch virus using anti-spyware tool, and that would be the fastest option.

Learn how to remove UniversalWebSearch virus from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall UniversalWebSearch virus

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Remove UniversalWebSearch virus

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
 

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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove UniversalWebSearch virus from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete UniversalWebSearch virus 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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove UniversalWebSearch virus from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Remove UniversalWebSearch virus

Step 5. Remove UniversalWebSearch virus from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus

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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Remove UniversalWebSearch virus

Step 6. Remove UniversalWebSearch virus from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  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 Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Remove UniversalWebSearch virus
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 UniversalWebSearch virus removal.

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