WebDiscover browser is a browser program that runs on the desktop and is based on Google Chrome’s source code. Some antimalware scanners may classify the program as a PUP (Possibly Unwanted Application). This could be because the software might collect entered user information, such as name, address, financial information, and others.
WebDiscover Browser – How Does It Work?
The browser can be downloaded from their official website, but there is also a possibility that it might be installed in combination with third-party software setup programs, downloaded from unknown to the user sites. It is crucial to raise awareness for the users in regards to what they are installing.
It is written in the privacy statement of WebDiscover that they might engage services to third parties that may receive user-entered personal information for various purposes. However, it says that these third parties have not agreed to share this information. Despite that they have a strict policy regarding information sharing, there might be some third parties that do not work with the company and those third parties may share and distribute user information for profit generating purpose. This is why it is essential to enter information on such websites only to some extent.
We have performed the usual antimalware scan with a special software only to discover that there were around 480 PUP programs, all of them connected with WebDiscover browser. PUP`s are not dangerous to the computer. However, some of the programs classified as such may lead to third parties that may be dangerous to user PC.
How To Uninstall WebDiscover Browser
If you feel like this is not the browser for you, you should follow the instructions for its uninstall below. In case you feel like you will not be able to cope manually, it is highly recommended to seek professional software that will clean your system automatically from unwanted software.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove WebDiscover Browser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WebDiscover Browser from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WebDiscover Browser from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WebDiscover Browser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WebDiscover Browser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WebDiscover Browser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WebDiscover Browser from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WebDiscover Browser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WebDiscover Browser
Step 2: Uninstall WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WebDiscover Browser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as WebDiscover Browser, 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 WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser 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 WebDiscover Browser will be removed.
Eliminate WebDiscover Browser 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.