BoostWeb App is a promoted as a free tool that aims to enhance the PC users’ Internet speed and their browsing experience. Many users see such functionality as useful and install the application on purpose. However, BoostWeb App may end up on the PC without the user’s consent. This stealth distribution technique used by the application’s developers is one of the reasons BoostWeb App is categorized as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), and its removal is recommended by experts.
How Does BoostWeb App Affect Your PC?
Unfortunately, the above-mentioned functionalities of the BoostWeb App are not the only ones provided by the program. BoostWeb App is known for its affiliation with third-party marketers and its ability to display advertising content in the user’s browser. Such materials pose various security-related risks to the affected machine. Users may end up visiting corrupt web pages and suffer malware infiltration as a result.
BoostWeb App also tracks the user’s browsing habit and collects certain personally non-identifiable information. The gathered data serves mainly the purposes of targeted advertisement.
As an ad-supported application, BoostWeb App may link you to questionable pages that promote different products and services.
BoostWeb App is not a virus, but the third-party ads associated with it are seen as a potential security risk. Malware experts note that the displayed advertisements may link you to unsafe web locations.
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How Does BoostWeb App End Up on Your PC?
BoostWeb App is available for download online. Many users find the application already installed on their computers without their knowledge, which can be quite confusing. It is rather simple actually – BoostWeb App enters the PC bundled with other free software the user has installed. Often, additional programs are not properly disclosed in the installation process. The way to prevent their installation is to select the Advanced options and un-tick any pre-checked boxes.
How to Remove BoostWeb App from Your Computer?
You can delete BoostWeb App manually or with a legitimate anti-spyware program. The step-by-step manual below will help you remove BoostWeb App and other adware from your PC completely.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove BoostWeb App from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BoostWeb App from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BoostWeb App from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BoostWeb App from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BoostWeb App from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BoostWeb App from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BoostWeb App from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BoostWeb App from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BoostWeb App
Step 2: Uninstall BoostWeb App and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BoostWeb App on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BoostWeb App there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BoostWeb App from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BoostWeb App and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BoostWeb App via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove BoostWeb App files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BoostWeb App, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BoostWeb App from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BoostWeb App from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BoostWeb App from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BoostWeb App from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BoostWeb App will be removed.
Eliminate BoostWeb App from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.