|Short Description||The browser extension may collect information and may display intrusive ads.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements are displayed.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, the official page.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By WunderWeb Ads|
WunderWeb is classified as a suspicious browser extension and is promoted on its official website – wunderweb(dot)biz. The extension has the features of adware (ad-supported software) and is known to generate intrusive advertisements. Adware also collect personally-identifiable and non-identifiable information from users, and uses a range of tracking technologies for the purpose of displaying relevant ads. Security researchers recommend the immediate removal of WunderWeb.
WunderWeb Description and Distribution Method
The extension is advertised as a useful tool that enhances the browsing experience by:
- Reviewing the websites the user is visiting.
- Comparing prices for the items the user plans to purchase.
- Displaying search results similar to the user’s interests.
- Searching from multiple sources in one place.
The application’s description may appear luring to users, but AV scan results indicate it is not safe to use. See below the results from the public scanner VirusTotal.
WunderWeb can be downloaded from its official website – wunderweb(dot)biz. It may also be promoted on various freeware and shareware pages. WunderWeb can be included in freeware installers as a recommended offer. To avoid downloading additional software, always opt for custom/ advanced installation.
WunderWeb Risk Evaluation
WunderWeb Primary Executable:
WunderWeb Application Location:
WunderWebSetup.exe has been detected by multiple AV programs. 29 out of 56 solutions detect and flag the file. Here is a list of some of the detection names we have compiled with the help of VirusTotal:
- BrowseFox (AVG)
- NSIS:BrowseFox-D [PUP] (Avast)
- ADWARE/BrowseFox.apg (Avira)
- Adware.SwiftBrowse.Q (BitDefender)
- Trojan.Yontoo.1734 (DrWeb)
- Win32/BrowseFox.C potentially unwanted (ESET-NOD32)
- Adware.SwiftBrowse.Q (F-Secure)
- PUP.Optional.BrowseFox (MalwareBytes)
- Browse Fox (PUA) (Sophos)
As visible, WunderWeb is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and adware. Once installed, it may hide in the temp folder and:
- Generate advertisements – pop-ups, banners, etc., with texts such as ‘Ads by WunderWeb’, ‘brought by WunderWeb’.
- Redirect the user to predefined pages.
- Collect sensitive information.
- Share collected information with third parties and affiliate companies.
- Increase the system’s susceptibility to malicious software.
Once installed, the application may collect a range of personally-identifiable details from the user and his device. It is also crucial to note that the software does not support ‘Do Not Track’ or unique browser settings, so that the software can proceed with its data collection activities.
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WunderWeb Removal Steps
The immediate uninstallation of the software is highly advisory. The longer WunderWeb is running, the more vulnerable the user’s information becomes.
The good news is that adware can be removed manually from the PC. The bad news is it may have altered the Windows Registry by adding or deleting values. That is why using professional AV software is recommended with adware applications like WunderWeb. Moreover, once installed, an anti-spyware program will guard the user and his device from future intruders.
Please follow our removal guide to rid the system of WunderWeb and its advertisements.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads.
Step 2: Remove WunderWeb Ads from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select WunderWeb Ads and click “Remove”
After WunderWeb Ads is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall WunderWeb Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the WunderWeb Ads will be removed.
Step 3: Remove WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove WunderWeb Ads from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WunderWeb Ads from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WunderWeb Ads from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WunderWeb Ads from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WunderWeb Ads from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WunderWeb Ads from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WunderWeb Ads from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WunderWeb Ads from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WunderWeb Ads
Step 2: Uninstall WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WunderWeb Ads from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads 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 WunderWeb Ads will be removed.
Eliminate WunderWeb Ads 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.