What Is Web Safety
Web Safety is a browser extension for Google Chrome that may be installed on your computer and could start to show a number of different ads on it. The main idea of the Web Safety app is to bring profit to its creators by using pay-per-click and other such schemes that allow ads to be monetized. So the more advertisements it pushes on your Mac, the higher its chances of profit. This may slow your Mac down in terms of performance and also bring risky sites through the ads shown and is the reason why apps, like Web Safety, are considered to be risky and should be removed from your Mac.
Read this article if you want to learn more about what Web Safety does and how to get rid of it from your Mac.
Web Safety Summary
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP / Scam Redirect|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Web Safety.|
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Web Safety may appear like an application that is useful, but it should not be trusted. The main reason for that is these apps are often responsible for the following kinds of ads once they affect your computer system:
- Third-party redirections.
- Banners shown on the sites you visit.
- Push notification promotions.
- Browser pop-ups.
- Search results advertisements.
- Ads on highlighted text.
This browser extension may be added to Chrome as a result of visiting a suspicious website of some sort that got them automatically included via a script or via software bundling. If bundled, then Web Safety may not be just a browser extension, but also a program installed on your computer by hitchhiking the installers of other free software you may have recently added. This behavior is very similar to other such adware applications, like Abrasive, MovieSearchBox and Codingcaptcha.com.
Once affected your computer, the Web Safety app may be used to track what you do on your browser via cookies, pixels and other such trackers. It may be obtain the following information from your device:
- What you have searched for.
- The last pages you checked.
- Browsing history.
- Where you type, click and do on your browser.
- Favourite websites visited most often.
Web Safety is not a risk mainly because of this. This application could be utilized to bring the following kinds of virus and scam sites on your computer as a result of some of the ads it may show to you:
- Scam domains.
- Sites that offer rogue and hoax software download.
- Schemes that perform tons of redirects to suspicious pages.
- Fake survey advertisements.
- Phishing web pages.
- Viruses plus other kinds of malicious software.
- Tech Support scam sites.
This is the main reason not to trust applications, like Web Safety and remove them immediately from your computer.
Remove Web Safety from Your Device
In order to remove Web Safety redirect from your computer, we would recommend that you follow the removal guides we have set up beneath this article. They have been set up so that they are able to best help you get rid of apps, like Web Safety from both Chrome and your computer. For an automatic and effective removal, security professionals strongly suggest that you download and run a scan of your computer using an advanced anti-malware software. Sucha. program is specifically made to thoroughly scan your computer and make sure any trackers, adware and malware are gone plus protect it against future infections as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Web Safety from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Web Safety on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Web Safety in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Web Safety from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Web Safety from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Web Safety from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Web Safety from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Web Safety Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Web Safety from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Web Safety
Step 2: Uninstall Web Safety 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 Web Safety 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 Web Safety there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Web Safety from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Web Safety 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 Web Safety 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 Web Safety files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Web Safety, 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 Web Safety 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 Web Safety 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 Web Safety 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 Web Safety 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 Web Safety will be removed.
Eliminate Web Safety 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Web Safety from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".