This page aims to help you remove WebCord. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Also, if you’d like to never get a hijacker again, it is important to only download and install new programs from trusted and reliable sources. And even when you do that, you should still look in the Advanced installation settings to check if there aren’t any bonus components. This is how normally the hijacker like the WebCord, Solid Captcha and New Captcha Here get distributed – by getting bundled with other software. However, you can normally still see what’s been added to a given installation package (and opt-out of the bonus component) if you take a look in the Advanced setup menu.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove WebCord!
How to remove WebCord
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find WebCord in the programs list that would show up.
- Select WebCord from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to WebCord.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to WebCord.
- If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove WebCord from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the WebCord extension
- Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
- Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to WebCord and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
- Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of WebCord on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the WebCord extension
- Get rid of WebCord by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open Firefox
- Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
- Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
- Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
- Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
- Start Edge
- Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
- Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
- Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
- Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “WebCord” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete WebCord
- Open task manager
- Look for the WebCord process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete WebCord
- Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
- Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
- If you don’t see a “WebCord” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
- Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
- If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
- Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
- If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
- Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall WebCord
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for WebCord in there
- Uninstall WebCord from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any WebCord-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
- Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
- After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to WebCord in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
What is WebCord?
Although most people see browser hijackers like some nasty and harmful virus programs and may even compare them to Ransomware or think of them as Trojans or other malicious viruses, the truth is that an app like WebCord would normally not have the ability to harm your system and compromise your online security. That being said, the endless ads, the page-redirects you may get subjected to and the different (typically unwanted) changes to browser components like the homepage, the buttons in your toolbar or the default search engine service that is set in your browser are all things that may make you want to uninstall a browser hijacker from your browser. Some users may simply try to switch to another browser but this will probably not work – most hijackers are compatible with Chrome, Edge, IE, Firefox and, oftentimes, even Safari. This means that it will probably not be all that helpful to install a new browser and use it as your main one – the hijacker app will likely get installed on it as well. It is, therefore, best to remove everything related to the pesky app from your computer – this will both clean your browsers from the unwanted changes imposed on them and will also put an end to the invasive generation of obstructive ads and redirects to unknown sites and pages. One highly irritating piece of software that seems to possess characteristics typical for a browser hijacker that was recently discovered is the so-called WebCord. If you are struggling with his application and you want to get rid of it, be sure to read the guide that you will see next. In it, you will find instructions for the manual removal of WebCord as well as a specialized tool for detecting unwanted software in the computer and cleaning the machine from it.
How irritating is WebCord?
Since not everything on the Internet is safe and since different online scammers, crooks and hackers oftentimes use deceitful online advertisements to push their agendas and distribute low-quality products, fake services and even malware viruses like Spyware, Ransomware, Rootkits and Trojans, it is really important to be very cautious with everything that WebCord may show you in your browser. Not all of its ads are going to be unreliable and many may actually be linked to good offers but since you have no way of discerning between those good offers and the ads that may expose you to different online hazards, it is better for the sake of your computer safety to not click on anything that the hijacker may try to display in your browser.
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