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Web Layers Ads (weblayers.com) Removal Manual

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The Web is full of browser add-ons and extensions that promise the user various useful services. Nonetheless, they are often referred as PUPs – potentially unwanted programs. Most of them are aimed at active online shoppers, promoting them ways to compare prices and similar services. However, most of those applications are ad-supported, meaning that the user may start experiencing intrusive display of advertisements while browsing. Web Layers (weblayers.co) also known as Web Layers Ads and Ads by Web Layers may be considered a PUP. It is developed by the infamous SuperWeb LLC. Even though Web Layers is not related to malicious software, it may affect the system’s performance and make it more vulnerable to cyber threats.

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Web Layers Detailed Description

According to some researchers, the mother file of Web Layers is weblayersBHO.dll. As visible by the name, the file name has a BHO abbreviation – Browser Helper Object. According to Wikipedia, Browser Helper Object is described as a DLL module designed as Internet Explorer’s plugin to add functionality. Browser Helper Objects brought some concerns because they change the browser’s interface and install toolbars.

When installed, Web Layers may:

  • Alter the browser’s default settings.
  • Generate unwanted advertisements such as banners and pop-up/ pop-under ads.
  • Apply persistent cookies to the browser.
  • Collect PII (personally identifiable information) and non-PII.

PII consists of names, IP and physical addresses, website credentials, etc. Basically, any information that may be used to track down users is considered identifiable. Non-PII is information mostly related to the user’s browsing habits. Collected data of the latter kind may be used for various online studies, marketing researches, etc.

Web Layers Distribution Technique

The application may be distributed via bundled downloads. It may have been included in the download packages of freeware products. However, Web Layers can also be downloaded from its official website – weblayers.co. A ‘Start Now!’ button is provided on the homepage. However, after it is clicked, nothing happens, even though the download process should start within 10-15 seconds.
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Image Source: weblayers.co

Web Layers Privacy Policy

As visible by the Privacy Policy, Web Layers:

  • May use browser cookies, web and DOM storage data, as well as Adobe Flash cookies, beacons ets.
  • Other tracking and data collection technologies that are not specified.

→Important! Please note that Web Layers does not accommodate privacy settings such as ‘Do not track’.

Furthermore, SuperWeb LLC may share or sell personal information to third parties.

Web Layers Removal Options

The best way to clean the system of PUPs such as Web Layers is by installing a trustworthy piece of antivirus software. It will scan the system, detect and delete all threats, and continue to guard it. Have a look at the several removal steps provided below the article.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Web Layers Ads

1. Remove/Uninstall Web Layers 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. 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 Web Layers Ads.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Web Layers Ads 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 Web Layers Ads and click “Remove

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    After Web Layers Ads 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 Web Layers Ads and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Web Layers Ads 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 Web Layers 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’.

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    After Web Layers Ads 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 Web Layers Ads
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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