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Remove WAPageViewer and Stop the Ads

Name WAPageViewer
Type Adware
Short Description The application may have been included in freeware installers.
Symptoms Ads are displayed.
Distribution Method Bundling.
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By WAPageViewer

WAPageViewer has been classified as an ad-supported program and PUP (potentially unwanted program). Once WAPageViewer has sneaked into the user’s system, it may start generating advertisements not related to the visited pages. Interacting with them may also be considered unsafe since it may redirect the user to sites employed for social engineering scams (phishing and such).

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If you notice ads saying ‘brought by WAPageViewer’ or something like that, you should consider scanning your system.

WAPageViewer Distribution and Description

The application is most likely distributed via bundling. As we have explained many times, bundling is a legal method of distribution. When one product is being bundled with another product, the agreement between the two parties should be described in the Download Agreement, EULA or Terms of Use. Nonetheless, the user will need to go through these documents and examine the terms. Keep in mind that bundled products are often promoted as ‘recommended’. Thus, to avert downloading them by default, just go for the advanced/custom option.

WARNING

Silent and unattended bundled downloads can take place as well. To stay protected against potentially unwanted installations, sustain an AV solution. In addition, you can enable the Windows Firewall, and improve your browser Security settings.

WAPageViewer Removal Options

The most secure way to deal with adware is via professional assistance in the face of an AV program or a security expert. You may wonder why. Since applications such as WAPageViewer are primarily distributed via bundling, you can never be sure what kind of software has entered your PC. Thus, scanning it automatically is the best option to determine the threats running in the background.

However, if you feel confident enough and want to try removing WAPageViewer yourself, you can follow our removal guide.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall WAPageViewer in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall WAPageViewer.

    Step 2: Remove WAPageViewer from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select WAPageViewer and click “Remove

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    After WAPageViewer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate WAPageViewer and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After WAPageViewer is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select WAPageViewer to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After WAPageViewer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on WAPageViewer
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall WAPageViewer. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the WAPageViewer will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove WAPageViewer automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all WAPageViewer associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the WAPageViewer threat: Manual removal of WAPageViewer requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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