|Short Description||The application may have been included in freeware installers.|
|Symptoms||Ads are displayed.|
|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).
If you notice ads saying ‘brought by WAPageViewer’ or something like that, you should consider scanning your system.
WAPageViewer Distribution and Description
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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall WAPageViewer.
Step 2: Remove WAPageViewer from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select WAPageViewer and click “Remove”
After WAPageViewer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
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’.
After WAPageViewer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on WAPageViewer
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.