What is Win Security?

Win Security – is a program that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. It penetrates to the PC without the user’s consent. Win Security is not a virus, but if this program has come, it can deliver a lot of inconvenience and problems. Win Security distributes promotional content and collaborates with some online shops. It displays advertising banners and coupons that inform the user about the presence of discounts on various products. In fact, the purpose of the developers – is to make money. Most of the offers are not real. Also Win Security distributes its files all over your computer and creates entries in the registry. Because of this removal will be difficult. If you find Win Security on your PC, then you should immediately remove it.

Win Security ads

How Win Security gets on your PC?

Malicious software infects a computer without the user’s consent. Usually, it comes with free applications and programs that you can download from popular free sites such as download.com, Softpedia, Freewarefiles, Shareware, Soft32 and many others. These sites tend to create their own download managers that implement a potentially unwanted program. Users are not attentive during installation, so the computer can be infected. Always follow the important rules. Read user agreement. Take your time. Do not press the “Next” button, if you are not sure that the program will not harm your computer. Select advanced installation type. Do not settle for questionable deals and carefully follow the installation process. If Win Security has already penetrated to the PC, you can use our instructions to remove it immediately.

How to remove Win Security from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Win Security

Or uninstall Win Security manually.

Step 1: Remove Win Security from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Win Security from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ingolnlcamoheiiladeoecpgdbjjmlaf
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{f42e9111-a9a5-4482-ad2e-1ef9da85b0bf}
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ingolnlcamoheiiladeoecpgdbjjmlaf
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{f42e9111-a9a5-4482-ad2e-1ef9da85b0bf}

Remove following files:

icon.ico
Uninst.exe
winsecurity.crx
winsecurity.dll
winsecurity.xpi
winsecurity64.dll

Remove following folders

C:\Program Files\WinSecurity

Written by Rami Douafi

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