How to remove WebDiscover

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Preliminary information



Before you enter the live tutorial, walking to spiegare how to remove WebDiscover from your computer, it seems only right to provide you with more information on the program in question.


As I told you at the beginning of the guide, WebDiscover is essentially a browser which promises users who use it to browse the Net directly from the desktop, using a toolbar This is visible at the top of the screen (which cannot be closed), offering several additional features, such as a VPN function, games, weather forecast etc. Once recalled, being based on Google Chrome, the WebDiscover browser has a user interface quite similar to that of the famous Google home navigator.

WebDiscover has an official website, from which it can be downloaded, but often its installation takes place automatically with that of other programs, in which it is incorporated (in a subtle way or, even, without the user being able to express his explicit dissent).

It should be noted, then, that trying to use the program to surf the Net, this can redirect to fake Internet sites, show intrusive advertisements and collect various navigation information, including visited Web pages and search queries, which, subsequently, are shared with third-party companies, with all the consequent risks on the privacy front.


For the above reasons, WebDiscover is actually classified as adware, i.e. a particular type of malware, ie "bad" software, which has the purpose of hijacking the victim on advertising content.

Come eliminare WebDiscover browser

Having made the necessary clarifications above, let's take action and find out how to delete WebDiscover from your computer.

Windows 10


If you want to delete WebDiscover and are using a PC equipped with Windows 10, the first thing you need to do is click on Start button (I cheer with the windows flag) which is located at the bottom left of the taskbar and select the icon Settings (Quella with l 'gear) from the menu that opens, in order to access the system settings panel.

In the window that is shown to you at this point, select the item App, locate the you relating to WebDiscover in the list of applications installed on your computer, click on it and press the button Uninstall, twice in a row.

Afterward, reply Yes at the warning that appears on the screen e, to complete the software removal procedure, click on the button again Yes and poi quello OK.


Windows 8.x and earlier


Se, invece, stai using Windows 8.x or a previous version of the operating system, you can delete WebDiscover by acting on the Control Panel OS: to do this, click on Start button (I cheer with the windows flag) located at the bottom left of the taskbar, search for "Pannello di controllo" in the menu that opens and select the first occurrence found.

In the window that appears on the screen, click on the link Uninstall a program or on that Programs and features (depending on the type of display set), locate the you relating to WebDiscover in the list of programs installed on your computer, select it and click on the button Uninstall, which is located at the top, in order to start the software removal procedure.

In the new window that you see appear on the screen, first click on the button Yes, twice in a row and then on that OK, in order to complete the uninstallation process.


In case of problems

Despite having followed the instructions I gave you in the previous lines, you have not yet been able to delete WebDiscover from your PC, perhaps because an error message appears during the uninstallation phase or because you cannot find the program in the list of installed software on the computer? Then turn to the tools that you find illustrated below.

Microsoft Fixit

If your problem is that you are unable to complete the procedure to uninstall WebDiscover because, in doing so, an error message appears on the screen or because the program icon is not present in the list of software installed on your computer, you can try to solve the problem using Microsoft Fixit: a utility, made agolable by Microsoft, which allows you to solve the most common problems related to the installation and uninstallation of programs on Windows.

To download it, go to the Microsoft Fixit website and click on the button Download. Once the download is complete, open the fillet just downloaded by double clicking on its icon e, in the window that appears on the desktop, click on the button Yes and wait for the program to start.

In the further window that is shown to you at this point, click on the button NEXT, click on the link Removal and select WebDiscover from the list of programs on the PC. If you can't find it, select the item Non in castclick on your bottone NEXT, provide the product code WebDiscover (if you have it) and click the button once again NEXT, then wait for the removal procedure to be finalized.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Since WebDiscover is considered to all intents and purposes as a adware, you can try to eliminate it from your computer by resorting to anti-malware software, such as the excellent Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

In case you have never heard of it, it is a renowned program used on Windows (e not only) to remove Trojans, worms, rootkits, dialers, spyware and other types of malicious software, without going to get in the way of work. antivirus. It is free, but it is also agolable in a paid variant (with prices starting from 39,99 euros / year), which includes the real-time system check function and can be tried at no cost for 14 days (not useful for your current purposes).

To download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your computer, then connect to the program's website, click on the button Free download and then tap on that Download now.

When the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained e, in the window you see appear on the desktop, click in sequence on the buttons Yes, OK, Computer for personal use, Continue and Accept and install. Then finish the setup by clicking on the button end.

Now that you see the program window on your desktop, choose whether or not to activate the trial version of the Pro version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (you can also avoid it) and click on the button Scan, in order to start the system's anti-malware scan.

At the end of the procedure, if Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects any threats on your computer, it will notify you. At that point, all you have to do is select them and proceed with putting them in quarantine. Note that in order for the changes you make to actually take effect, it may be necessary restart your computer.

If any passage on the functioning of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not clear to you or in any case you would like to receive more explanations about it, I suggest you take a look at my guide focused specifically on it.



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