Webpushtech Virus

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Webpushtech

Webpushtech is a type of browser hijacker that infects the browsers on Windows operating systems. Software like Webpushtech will typically fill your browsing program with box messages, banners, popups and various other types of online ads.

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The Webpushtech virus could possibly make your system more vulnerable to threats

This is by far the most common and easily recognizable trait of a browser hijacker infection, but there’s more – many more. For one, you may have already noticed that your favorite Chrome, Edge or Firefox browser is now sporting a brand new homepage that you do not recall ever setting. Furthermore, your online search results are now displayed by some unfamiliar search engine – and there’s a lot of sponsored ones among them.

Other symptoms may include the addition of new browser elements such as toolbars, buttons, extensions or plugins, etc. Software of this type may also be the reason why you have started to experience spontaneous page redirects to various sponsored web locations that are trying to sell you on something.

If you’ve already had enough of these intrusive activities and can’t wait to be rid of them, we have just the right remedy for you. Below is a detailed removal guide that will walk you through each separate step of the process of removing Webpushtech from your system. We also have a professional removal tool available for those of you who’d prefer to take care of the process automatically.

How you may have landed Webpushtech and what that may lead to

For most users, the presence of a browser hijacker on their computers comes as a complete surprise. And it’s only natural because these programs usually have stealthy means of installation that don’t openly alert the user about them.

What we are referring to is the practice of so-called program bundling. This is a technique employed by hackers in order to distribute less-than-desirable pieces of programming (such as Webpushtech and Bingo Captcha Point Top) alongside free system optimization tools, games, file converters and various other free pieces of software of lesser quality.

The way that the installation occurs is when the user opts for the default or automatic setup, at which point any ‘optional’ installs that were included by the developers get installed along with the main program. That is perhaps how you may have landed Webpushtech. And the way you could have prevented it would’ve been by opting for the custom/advanced settings of the installer and paying attention to every step of the process.

Now as for the potential consequences of having a browser hijacker on your computer, there are several and none of them good. For one, your system may become sluggish and the performance of the other applications on it may be compromised due to the excessive consumption of system resources. More shockingly, though, although Webpushtech is not itself a virus, it could possibly make your system more vulnerable to threats such as viruses. You could, for instance, be redirected to a page that has ransomware and Trojans lurking on it, or you may click on an ad that’s been compromised by hackers, etc.

 

SUMMARY:

NameWebpushtech
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Changes to the main browser’s homepage and/or default search engine, newly added browser elements and online ads crowding the browser. 
Distribution MethodProgram bundles are by far the most popular means of distribution for browser hijackers like Webpushtech.
Detection Tool

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Remove Webpushtech Virus

To try and remove Webpushtech quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Webpushtech extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Webpushtech by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Webpushtech and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Webpushtech removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

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    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
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    Step5
    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Webpushtech from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Webpushtech from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Webpushtech from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    Step6

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    About the author

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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