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How to remove Web Optimizer

Web Optimizer is a potentially unwanted application that promises to improve web security and browser performance. However, this program is considered to be an adware application because it also shows commercial offers. These commercial offers can be embedded with broken links to dangerous Web sites. Web Optimizer does not warn users about this explicitly, so it casts significant doubt on this applicationâ € ™ s reliability. In this situation, you must remove Web Optimizer from the system so that you will be able to avoid potential security issues related to this program.

To be honest, there is nothing new about Web Optimizer. It is a new clone of WinGuard 0. 2 and SecurtiyUtility adware applications. They are promoted as useful browser extensions that can make your Web browsing safer, but in reality the only reason they arrive at your computer is money. Web Optimizer is not a rogue anti-spyware, and it does not rip you off directly. However, through its advertising this application might redirect you to pay-per-click Web sites so that you will increase your traffic count. With the increase of traffic, these site generate financial profit for Web Optimizer â € ™ s creators. Such practice is not illegal, but it is very dangerous because even cyber criminals can make use of Web Optimizer to promote dangerous content.

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Just as previously published applications, Web Optimizer can be downloaded from the main page via web1optimizer. net. However, that is clearly not the major adware distribution source. Just like most of the adware application built on DealPly platform, Web Optimizer also travels bundled with other freeware programs. It typically targets users with German IP addresses, and the application is distributed through Amonetize installer along with such programs like Wajam (SuperWeb group), DolphinDeals, Remarkit, OffersWizard and many more.

Therefore, you may not even know that you have installed Web Optimizer on the computer until it begins to display commercial advertising. Based on our research, the application begins showing pop-ups and banner ads on shopping sites 12 hours after installation. Just as it has been mentioned earlier, users should not trust Web Optimizer advertisements blindly.

The application will make an impression that its ads are there to provide you with relevant information on your favorite products. However, Web Optimizer does not check what types of links are displayed in its ads â € “ applicationâ € ™ s privacy policy does not cover third-party content. It is a serious security loop and cyber criminals can easily use it to steal personally non-identifiable information or even distribute malicious software.

Avoid serious computer security problems by removing Web Optimizer completely. Manual removal via Control panel is enough to withdraw this application, but you should still check the PC with a licensed anti-spyware application. This way you will make sure that all unnecessary programs are removed, and the system is perfectly safe.

Manual Web Optimizer Removal Guide

Download Removal Toolto remove Web Optimizer

Step 1. Uninstall Web Optimizer and related programs

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel
  2. Choose Add or remove programs
  3. Select the unwanted application
  4. Click Remove

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall a program
  3. Right-click on the suspicious software
  4. Select Uninstall

Windows 8

  1. Move cursor to the bottom left corner
  2. Right-click and open Control Panel
  3. Select Uninstall a program
  4. Delete unwanted application

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Step 2. Remove Web Optimizer from your browsers

Remove Web Optimizer from Internet Explorer

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon
    ie-settings How to remove Web Optimizer
  2. Select Manage add-ons
    ie-manage-addons How to remove Web Optimizer
  3. Remove unwanted extensions
  4. Change your home page: Gear icon → Internet Options (General tab)
    ie-internet-options How to remove Web Optimizer
  5. Reset your browser: Gear icon → Internet Options (Advanced tab)
  6. Click Reset, check the box and click Reset again
    ie-reset How to remove Web Optimizer

Delete Web Optimizer from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla and click on the menu
    ff-settings-menu How to remove Web Optimizer
  2. Choose Add-ons and go to Extensions
  3. Select unwanted add-on and click Remove
    ff-extensions How to remove Web Optimizer
  4. Reset Mozilla: Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information
    ff-troubleshooting How to remove Web Optimizer
  5. Click Reset Firefox, confirm it and click Finish
    ff-troubleshooting How to remove Web Optimizer

Uninstall Web Optimizer from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the menu
    chrome-menu-tools How to remove Web Optimizer
  2. Select Tools → Extensions
  3. Choose the add-on and click Trash can icon
    chrome-extensions How to remove Web Optimizer
  4. Change your search engine: Menu → Settings
  5. Click Manage search engines under Search
    chrome-manage-search How to remove Web Optimizer
  6. Delete undesirable search provider
    chrome-search-engines How to remove Web Optimizer
  7. Reset your browser: Settings → Reset browser settings
    chrome-reset How to remove Web Optimizer
  8. Click Reset to confirm your action

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