What is WebSearcher?

WebSearcher – it’s browser extension that hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. This program displays ads (banners, coupons) at the time when you are running the browser. This ad can appear at any time during your browsing. WebSearcher can show offers from online stores such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay and so on. WebSearcher «help» user to save money. In fact, many of the proposals are false. The main task at WebSearcher – is to get you to spend money. Also WebSearcher constantly collects your personal information, for example, browsing history, and so on. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. WebSearcher is a potentially unwanted program, and we recommend you to remove it without wasting time.

How WebSearcher gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as WebSearcher, comes to your computer bundled with a free program like archivers, players, converters and other freeware. Some ad sites and sites that distribute free programs can insert adware and malware in their download managers. Potentially unwanted programs come without consent of the user, so users often don’t know that their computer is infected. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select “Advanced” installation type to avoid such problems. Take your time, do not press the “Next” button until then, until you aren’t convinced that the program is safe. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of WebSearcher completely.

How to remove WebSearcher from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as WebSearcher.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove WebSearcher

Or uninstall WebSearcher manually.

Step 1: Remove WebSearcher from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find WebSearcher.
  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 WebSearcher 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 WebSearcher, 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 WebSearcher 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 WebSearcher from your browser.

Step 2: Remove WebSearcher from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find WebSearcher.
  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 WebSearcher.
  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 WebSearcher.
  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 WebSearcher:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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