Web Zoom is a browser extension enabling a feature that allows the PC user to zoom any picture online. This might seem like a helpful functionality to many users, but experts classify Web Zoom as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and recommend its removal. Once installed Web Zoom starts displaying numerous advertisements within the commonly used browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) that disrupt the user’s browsing activities. The promoted third-party ads may link the user to unverified websites if clicked on. And even though Web Zoom is not considered a virus, experts recommend removing the rogue extension from your computer with a reliable anti-malware tool.
How Does Web Zoom End Up on the User’s PC?
Web Zoom is a legitimate tool and can be downloaded online. However, Web Zoom and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) can end up on the user’s machine when he downloads free software from untrusted networks or websites. Bundled with the desired software, Web Zoom can be detected and respectively deleted in a timely manner if the PC user chooses the Advanced installation options. Web Zoom may also be distributed to the user’s PC through drive-by downloads or by visiting corrupted web pages.
Malware experts recommend that you carefully select your download sources. Never open or download email attachments you are not expecting. Keep the AV software on your computer up-to-date and back up your important files regularly.
Web Zoom’s Symptoms
- Once installed, Web Zoom will inject numerous third party advertisements in the web pages you browse
- Adware, in general, may lead to unwanted browser settings modifications
- The presence of Web Zoom on your computer may result in reduced system and browser performance
- Web Zoom may track certain information about your computer (IP address, browsing habits, search entries. This information may be shared with third parties for the purposes of targeted advertisement
How to Remove Web Zoom from Your PC?
The presence of potentially unwanted programs on your machine does not necessarily mean that your computer is infected with malware. But security experts warn that programs like Web Zoom may make your PC more vulnerable to infections, and recommend their removal. You can delete Web Zoom permanently by following the steps provided below.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Web Zoom from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Web Zoom from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Web Zoom from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Web Zoom from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Web Zoom from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Web Zoom from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Web Zoom from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Web Zoom from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Web Zoom
Step 2: Uninstall Web Zoom 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 Zoom 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 Zoom there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Web Zoom from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Web Zoom 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 Zoom 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 Zoom files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Web Zoom, 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 Zoom 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 Zoom 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 Zoom 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 Zoom 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 Zoom will be removed.
Eliminate Web Zoom 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.