How to uninstall (remove) WordAnchor

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What is WordAnchor?

WordAnchor – is a potentially unwanted program that comes as an extension and hijacks your browser. After penetration, WordAnchor begins to display annoying banner ads and coupons that relate to popular online stores, such as eBay, Amazon and others. This program offers you to make the best bargain and find the best deals online stores. In fact, these offers are false. A primary goal WordAnchor – is to get you to spend money on anything. In addition, WordAnchor can change the settings of your web browser, for example, the home page or search engine. WordAnchor can lead to your computer other malicious programs without your consent. WordAnchor significantly slows down the browser and does not do anything useful. If you find WordAnchor on your PC, then you need to remove it right away. Do not waste your time.

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How WordAnchor gets on your PC?

Most of the penetrations of adware or malware occur without user’s consent. Often, programs as WordAnchor, come bundled with free programs and applications. For example, when you download the player, converter, or anything else, then you run the risk of catching Potentially Unwanted Program. To avoid infecting your computer, you should remember a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button until you have verified that the program is safe. Choose the Advanced installation type to see all of the additional software that installer offers you. Read reviews about obscure and suspicious programs. In addition, there are many programs in the Internet, which can help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already was attacked by WordAnchor, use our instructions which are specified below.

How to remove WordAnchor from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to WordAnchor – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove WordAnchor

Or uninstall WordAnchor manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find WordAnchor.
  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 WordAnchor 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 WordAnchor, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove WordAnchor from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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