What is WinFilter?

WinFilter is a program that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. WinFilter hijacks the browser and delivers a lot of inconvenience. WinFilter comes without the consent of the user and starts to display a variety of advertisements, banners and coupons. WinFilter increases traffic and reduces the performance of your computer. Most of the proposals that shows WinFilter, a pacifier. Most of them are not valid. WinFilter created in order to allow users to spend money on anything. Also, WinFilter may result in another malicious programs. WinFilter is a potentially unwanted program, so if you find it on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.

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How WinFilter gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as WinFilter, 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 WinFilter completely.

How to remove WinFilter from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove WinFilter

Or uninstall WinFilter manually.

Step 1: Remove WinFilter from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove WinFilter from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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