How to remove WScanner
What is WScanner:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
After running multiple tests & experiments, our security experts concluded that WScanner is a dangerous adware and/or a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and these annoying WScanner Ads are caused by a malicious browser extension and although WScanner claims to provide many useful and handy optimization, performance and security features for your PC, our security experts are sure that WScanner is just another dubious ad-supported application, which will try & use all kinds of malicious tactics to make a bit more cash for its owners by showing lots of intrusive sponsor ads on almost every web page you visit. Such kinds of malicious applications are distributed using various questionable software bundles, configured to execute a silent/stealth installation and hide itself from the users. Once installed the WScanner will start collecting various private data, including your browsing history, web searches, account credentials, tracking cookies and other sensitive private information, which later will share/sale with/to another 3rd party companies, that will use it later for their own makrting purposes. If you have WScanner installed on your computer, our security experts strongly advise you to avoid clicking on unwanted & web ads, banners, pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. The WScanner has been classified as a PUP by the majority of the reliable & reputable security experts, mainly because of its questionable distribution method – software bundling and because of its suspicious behavior when installed. WScanner is capable of modifying windows registry database and browsers’ settings, making the recovery much harder. If your computer starts showing you lots of intrusive web ads, claiming they are – “By WScanner”, “Ads by WScanner”, “WScanner Ads”, “Powered by WScanner”, “Brought by WScanner” or “Brought to you by WScanner” – you should consider your PC heavily infected and our security experts recommend you to run a full system malware scan using some reputable & reliable anti-malware software product like SpyHunter 4. WScanner is compatible with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results are compromised as well, most likely overloaded with spam and other third-party advertising.
WScanner is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of WScanner varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please, do not underestimate such threats.
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic WScanner Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect WScanner and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find SpyHunter Installation Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual WScanner Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove WScanner Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove WScanner Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs List for any entry related to WScanner, StartNewTab.com Pop-up Ads & Redirects, NewPopTab.com Redirects & Pop-ups, Shopperz, MPC Cleaner, Sonic Train, BrowseAir, Bestadblocker, CheDotGame.com Hijacker, Magical Find, Space Sound Pro, DNS Unlocker, High Stair, Coupon Time, CutThePrice, FunDay24.ru, Smartsputnik.ru, iReview, Obrona Blockads, GamesFlight, Facts Right, YoutubeAdBlocker, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, Space Sound Pro, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, SafeSurfs.com, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, BrowseAir, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro, Couponpeak, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, nevertheless We recommend you to look for any suspicious programs, installed on the same date, when your PC got malware infected or within the same week after that! If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that these are actual infections and you might not be able to remove them directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove WScanner from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.
3. Delete any folders or files related to WScanner by checking the following locations: