What is Web Updater?

Web Updater promises the user to search for software updates by one click. According to the developers, Web Updater it’s quick and easy solution for software updates. In fact, this program is not so good. Web Updater is a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. Web Updater promises to help users find the best offers of popular stores such as eBay, Amazon and so on. Web Updater displays a bunch of promotional items such as banners, coupons and other promotional links. In fact, many coupons and offers are not valid. Web Updater can change your home page or install your toolbar. Also, Web Updater increases the traffic and slow down your computer. Remove this program is not easy, since it creates registry entries and copy the files on your entire computer. Even if you delete Web Updater from the control panel, it can be restored again. If you find Web Updater on your PC, you must uninstall the potentially unwanted program.

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How Web Updater gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If Web Updater has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Web Updater from your computer?

To uninstall Web Updater remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Web Updater in their database. You can try to use them for removing Web Updater.

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You can try both of these products to remove Web Updater

Or uninstall Web Updater manually.

Step 1: Remove Web Updater from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Web Updater.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Web Updater and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Web Updater, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Web Updater and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Web Updater from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Web Updater from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Web Updater.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Web Updater.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Web Updater.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Web Updater:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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