How to remove Webunstop from computer and browsers



What is Webunstop. Removal reasons and methods

So, Webunstop is an advertising program that differs from other similar viruses in that it uses a more sophisticated system to display ads. Conventional advertising programs simply change the default search and home page so that an inexperienced user automatically hits the ad site and uses it. This method could easily be stopped by changing the browser settings and, in rare cases, cleaning the registry. With Webunstop, you will have to go more complex way, changing the proxy settings, and with more advanced versions - DNS settings.

However, let's look at everything in order. First, let's define what Webunstop is and how it penetrates users' computers. This program is described as "It gets access to any website, bypasses the blocked services and geo-restrictions". In fact, this is a description of the VPN-service or proxy server, which are now very popular in many totalitarian countries, in which there are various restrictions for foreign sites. Of course, for many users such a program seems very useful, so we assume that the majority of the victims downloaded Webunstop on their own, suggesting that it is useful. Also, Webunstop is installed on computers along with free programs in the so-called adware bundles, consisting of several unwanted programs and one useful. Such bundles can be found in huge numbers on any free file hosting, and they are considered to be the most easy and effective way of infection.



After penetrating the computer, Webunstop is installed, changes the browser and proxy settings, completely capturing the control over the user's Internet traffic. Now, every time a victim goes online from an infected device, his browser accesses the scam server, and gets out the wrong site addresses from there. As a result, the user receives a huge amount of advertising, redirecting to malicious sites and clogging up the system with useless and dangerous programs. The last point leads to a decrease in the productivity of the system as a whole, frequent spontaneous reboots and shutdowns, critical errors and overheating. You should be aware that most adware is assigned a low level of threat to the computer, since they do not cause it direct harm. However, any advertising program, functioning in the system, initiates visiting unwanted sites and downloading unwanted software, thereby giving the user the opportunity to damage the computer with their own hands. With Webunstop, things are exactly the same: if you do not pay attention to it, then your computer will soon just not be able to work properly.

We hope that now you understand the full danger of the presence of Webunstop in the system and agree with our opinion: this program is not useful, and the only correct solution is to remove it.

Automatic removal tool

In order to uninstall Webunstop, you can use one of two tried and tested methods: manual removal or automatic removal using anti-virus software. The advantage of the first method is that it is absolutely free of charge and with proper experience it will take several minutes. The disadvantage is that if you do not have sufficient knowledge, then you can make a fatal error during the removal of Webunstop or cleaning the registry, which will lead to severe consequences, up to reinstalling the OS. The second way, on the contrary, does not require knowledge or experience, but you will have to download the antivirus program, or purchase it. Automatic removal, unlike manual, does not depend on the number of malicious programs on the computer, and will be equally effective both against one virus and against ten. We advise you to use Syhunter antivirus to remove Webunstop from the system and further protect against malicious software. To buy Spyhunter, you just need to click on the button below this paragraph.

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Removal instruction for manual deletion

If you are seasoned enough to perform the removal manually, prevent all complications and avoid the dangerous consequences - here are the removal instructions.



Step 1. Uninstall Webunstop from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Webunstop, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Webunstop and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Webunstop from browser settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari


Step 4. Remove elements that stayed after Webunstop deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed

  • Type Webunstop in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Webunstop'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

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