How to remove Winsecurity from the computer and browsers

This page is going to assist you to uninstall Winsecurity from the system. Except that, we will explain to you what the purpose of such software as Winsecurity is and how do diminish its effectiveness.


Winsecurity adware

What is Winsecurity. Removal reasons and methods

Winsecurity is an adware that infested the computer and made the browsers almost worthless, due to irritating ads. Winsecurity could have infected the system with help of bundled installation manner, or you installed it on your own. This manner is so popular because web-criminals don't have to risk. Users gladly install a virus and become acquainted with all its features. To make things work, Internet-criminals need to upload the malware bundle on few most popular file hosting providers. Let's figure out this system step by step. The first important thing is the popular program whose name will be used as the name of a whole package. The better it will be the more users will install the bundle. It might also be a pirated copy of the paid program. The most important feature of a package is that you can't open it and see what's inside. The only available procedure is the installation. In fact this is a clean fraud, since hackers tell you that you will get a good utility and you get viruses in addition. This was the answer why advertising program's victims don't understand what is happening and are amazed that this utility exists on their machines.

Have you seen the annoying pop-ups on your favorite websites? Of course you did, because Internet can’t be even imagined without advertisement recent years, but what were these ads? Were they emerging few times in a minute, occluding the entire screen or the buttons and links on the site which you're currently viewing? Do they lead you to MLM websites, dangerous sites that suggest you tons of third-rate goods, "adult" sites, online-casinos or any other pages of this kind? If any of these issues is familiar to you, it will be wise to check your computer for harmful programs. In this item we will explain you how adware works and what’s the distinction between trustworthy ads and spam that is generated by adware.



Now we'll talk about the one of the strangest questions for any user: what aim do the advertising tools pursue, and why swindlers develop thousands of these tools every month? The purpose of Winsecurity's work is money, and fraudsters receive a lot from every infected machine. Every form of advertisement's effectiveness is being calculated in accordance to the amount of clicks that were made on it, so the way is plain: more systems - more clicks - lots of money. Swindlers often set pop-ups in the places where you are used to click, for example, the navigation keys, to gain more incidental clicks and referrals.

After penetrating the computer, hijacker starts to alter the browser settings, trying to show ads most efficiently. Such changes are being applied to security settings such as warnings about harmful content of the website. Also, adware often switches the pre-set search provider and new tab pages to suspicious website. After that, Winsecurity adds extra strings to registry that can reinstall adware in case of deletion. According to mentioned actions, Winsecurity secures itself from deletion, and keeps popping up ads even if customer changes the settings of browser. After fulfilling this, hijacker keeps on working. We have told it earlier but now it can be seen for sure that this program, from the outset was a harmful utility. The sole thing scammers care about is money, so they will generate ads until you delete Winsecurity.

Winsecurity removal tool

The most effective way to forget about annoying ads is to clean your system from advertising programs. Removing advertising software is an important objective that will demand extra attention and definite practice. During the manual deletion process, you'll have to delete the pending objectives for reinstallation of adware, remove and then create new browser shortcuts, check the registry, eliminate suspicious program from the system and restore the browser settings. For an ordinary PC operator, some of these operations might look very difficult therefore we've created a complete instruction. The instructions will help you to execute the deletion, but they can't guarrantee the success if you will make a fault, so you should be careful. If you need the most efficient and fast manner of uninstalling - you should try Spyhunter. The automatic method, unlike manual, demands less practice from user, while providing much more profit. We can say a lot about Spyhunter, but its very major advantages are compatibility with other anti-virus programs, speed of operation, low cost and day-and-night tech-support. If you want to purchase Spyhunter or to get the pilot version with malware scanner - just click the button below.


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Winsecurity removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Uninstall Winsecurity from Control Panel

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 Winsecurity, 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 Programs - 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 Winsecurity and press Uninstall

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


Step 2. Remove Winsecurity from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Winsecurity, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Winsecurity from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Winsecurity from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Winsecurity from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Winsecurity and press Disable

How to uninstall Winsecurity from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Winsecurity from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Winsecurity from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Winsecurity, press Remove

How to uninstall Winsecurity from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Winsecurity from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Winsecurity from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

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

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Winsecurity from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Winsecurity from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Winsecurity from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Winsecurity and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Winsecurity from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Winsecurity from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Winsecurity from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove ads from the browser




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Winsecurity deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Winsecurity 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 'Winsecurity'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


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


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