This page aims to help you remove WebDiscover Browser. These WebDiscover Browser removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
This article will give you a brief introduction on what exactly WebDiscover Browser is, what it does, how infection happens as well as a step-by-step guide for how to remove it.
What is WebDiscover Browser?
WebDiscover Browser is a program that aims to provide as many advertisements as possible. Such programs are being classified as Browser Hijackesr. Do take note that Browser Hijackers are very different from virus. Viruses are malicious and aim to inflict damage on your computer whereas Browser Hijacker are non-malicious and will not cause any harm to your computer.
This program may able to integrate itself into all browsers – namely Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer -, and once integrated, it may collect information regarding your browsing patterns, history, favourites and bookmarks. After the information has been collected, Browser Hijacker applications are designed to be able to generate convincing ads that are catered to your taste and preference, tempting you to click on them. However, regardless of how tempting and enticing the ads are, do not click on them. It is also possible that the Browser Hijacker creators might sell information on your browsing patterns to a third-party.
This program may generate ads at astonishing rates and you may encounter occasions where the flow of ads seems to be never-ending. This might lead to feelings of frustration, anger, irritation as well as heightened level of stress. This is especially so when you are in a hurry or doing something of importance and are being constantly waylaid and side-tracked by the ads.
What are these ads and why should I not click on them?
The ads generated by WebDiscover Browser may be often derived from your browsing patterns. They may appear in the form of pop-up ads and boxes, banners or even as a separate window. They may feature deals, coupons or even a lottery win.
As these ads are generated by the program itself, its credibility comes into question. Granted, there are times when the page that you are directed to, do have the purported deal. But these pages tend to be those that you frequently visit and thus, being directed to them has no real value to you.
More often than not, you will be directed to a third-party’s pay-per-click site. When people, like you and I, enter these sites, the creators of Browser Hijacker programs similar to WebDiscover Browser receive a certain amount of money, which is their purpose in creating this program in the first place. This will only fuel their greed and desire to create similar programs. Occasionally, you might be redirected to a webpage that promotes the download of a particular software. This software is usually not entirely secure and full of security loopholes which may pose as a security threat in the future.
There are also cases whereby the page which you are being directed to, doubles up as a portal for other Browser Hijacker to access and enter your computer without your knowledge. This may result in more Browser Hijacker working together, generating even more ads at any given time.
How did the infection occur and how to prevent it?
Infection can occur in numerous ways. It is always good to know how it might have happened and how this Browser Hijacker is being transmitted so as to better prevent a re-infection the next time round.
One of the ways in which the creators go about distributing this Browser Hijacker is through software bundling. Bundling is where this Browser Hijacker is being tied together as a package with another more popular program and made available for download as a set. Usually such packages will go under the name of the more popular program and it will not advertised that it has undergone bundling. Programs that undergo bundling are, more often than not, those that are available online for free. Torrent files are also susceptible to bundling.
However, this does not entail that you have to cease all free downloading activities. It is only after installation that WebDiscover Browser will be able to function. Therefore, you are still able to prevent this from occurring during the installation process.
During installation, instead of opting for the “Automatic Installation”, choose “Custom Installation”. Only with “Custom Installation” will you able to access the list of files that are to be installed onto your computer. At this stage, check through the list of names carefully and unselect any that seems unfamiliar, foreign, strange or dubious to you. You do not have to worry about missing out and not installing any critical files as you can always repeat the installation process.
WebDiscover Browser Removal
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.