Worldbestposts belongs to the software application class of browser hijackers. As such, Worldbestposts is a tool for generating and displaying online ads directly in your Chrome, Firefox, Edge or other popular web browser.
Worldbestposts can do this by means of integrating special ad-generating components in the browsing program. And as a result, your browser will begin to spew immense quantities of popup windows, banners, box messages, links and various other colorful and obnoxious advertising messages. Another means of advertising also has to do with forcibly rerouting your page while you’re browsing the web and sending you to a specific, predetermined web location, which is known as a page redirect. This is browser hijacker trait is almost as common as it is annoying and can be quite frustrating for users.
Hijackers like Worldbestposts.com also have a tendency to meddle with other settings of the infected browser, which becomes apparent in its interface. For instance, Worldbestposts.com may change the browser homepage and may even replace the default search engine with a new one. Furthermore, you may notice new elements in the browser’s interface, most commonly a new toolbar.
But what’s remarkable about this type of software is that once it embeds itself in your system, it will be dominating in your browser and you will have little say in the way it looks or behaves. You can see for yourself if you try and alter the settings changed by Worldbestposts. As soon as you restart your web browsing program, any changes you made will be overrun by the hijacker and you will once again be faced with its search engine, its homepage, etc. Therefore, the only possible way you will be able to reclaim your favorite Chrome, Firefox or other browser from the clutches of Worldbestposts is if you remove the hijacker in question from your system.
This may prove to be a little trickier than simply locating the ‘Uninstall’ button, because in most cases with these types of applications – there isn’t one. The developers have little interest in you deleting their software from your computer, so they try and make this as difficult for you as possible.
But we have figured out how to quickly, easily and, most importantly, completely uninstall Worldbestposts from your computer. And we will share with you how to do this in the free removal guide you’ll find just below this article.
Keep in mind that removing this browser hijacker isn’t only a matter of preserving your nervous system and saving yourself the time you’d be wasting on closing various banners and other ads. It just so happens that programs of this kind may potentially expose your system to external threats such as rootkits, Trojans, spyware and ransomware viruses due to the many web locations they can send you to. You could at some point land on a site or page that’s been compromised by hackers and may have been turned into a distribution hub for viruses. Hence, removing Worldbestposts from your system will also be beneficial for its overall security.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Software of this type has a tendency to change the browser’s homepage and default search engine and spam users with online ads during browsing sessions.|
|Distribution Method||Typically with the help of program bundles that can be downloaded from various file-sharing and similar platforms.|
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To try and remove Worldbestposts quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Worldbestposts extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Worldbestposts by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Worldbestposts and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Worldbestposts 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
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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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.
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Worldbestposts from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Worldbestposts from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Worldbestposts from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
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—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!