How to Get Rid of Web Connect Adware?

This post is going to provide instruction on uninstalling or removing Web Connect pop-up coupon ads from web browser that includes Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you have the same issue, please refer guide below to get rid of the annoying Web Connect adware.

 

What is Web Connect?

Web Connect is a free program that enables you to get discount coupons according to your search and habit and enable you to save money when you shop online. It is a free browse add-on that is compatible with most common web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.
 
Web Connect browser add-on can be downloaded and installed via its official website, but it is often promoted via free downloads, especially video player and download manager program. It is not malicious related, but due to their stealthy behavior such as installing itself automatically on your web browser without obvious notification, people rank in low acceptance of this software.

 
Web Connect is not safe either. Technically speaking, it is classified as unwanted application, namely adware. When install on your computer, it starts to display pop-up coupon in text box when you visit websites like, Expedia, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and many of other sites. Furthermore, it also creates a folder named Web Connect in %ProgramFiles% and installs the following files there:
 

• C:\Program Files\WebConnect\ieakfmpjhljbpbfpldjkddkjmmgjmgon.crx
• C:\Program Files\WebConnect\sqlite3
• C:\Program Files\WebConnect\updateWebConnect
• C:\Program Files\WebConnect\WebConnect
• C:\Program Files\WebConnect\WebConnectUninstall
 
Below are screenshots of Web Connect pop-up coupons, see for your reference.
 

 

How to Get Rid of Web Connect Adware? (Web Connect Pop-up Coupon Removal Instruction)

To get rid of Web Connect from your web browser, please follow instruction below. Should you have any problem, please leave a reply below. We will try our best to reply you as soon as possible.
 
 

step 1

Uninstall Web Connect from your Windows computer.

Follow the instruction that corresponds to your operating system to uninstall “Web Connect” adware.
 

• Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Look forWeb Connect > Click on Remove.
 

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for Web Connect > click on Uninstall.
 

 
 

step 2

Uninstall Web Connect from IE/FF/Chrome web browser.

 

Remove Web Connect supported add-on from Firefox:
 

Open Firefox, and navigate to Tools -> Add-ons.
 

Select Web Connect you installed from the list of add-ons, and click Uninstall.
 


 

Remove Web Connect pop-up coupon from Google Chrome:
 

Open Chrome, click on the Settings icon, and navigate to Tools -> Extensions.
 

Select Web Connect installed from the list of extensions, and click Uninstall.
 

 
Important Notice: If the extension Web Connect is managed on Google Chrome and you are unable to remove or disable it, please check tutorial guide on How to Uninstall a Managed Extension from Google Chrome.
 
 

Remove Web Connect supported adds-on from Internet Explorer:
 
Click on the Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users), choose Manage add-ons.
 
On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for Web Connect related extensions and any other unknown add-ons and disable it.
 

 

step 3

Remove Web Connect registry and completely free from the pop-up problem

 

After you removed Web Connect manually, you are still highly encouraged to use Cloud System Booster to clean any possible invalid and junk files to prevent the annoying unwanted toolbar come back again.
 

Cloud System Booster Download

 

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To use Cloud System Booster, please click on the blue “Booster” button, it will search and find out all kinds of junks. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
 
Cloud System Booster clean
 
 

Malware Prevention Tips:

Never want such annoying toolbar getting into your computer? Let’s build your PC a solid and powerful environment with following tips to prevent potential malware infections.
 
• Install and use an up-to-date antivirus program and antimalware program (such as Kaskpersy Internet Security, Antimalware Anvi Smart Defender)
 
• Timely install system security patches released by Microsoft.
 
• Use normal sense when browser online, take special care when click on links or open attachments from untrusted sources
 
For more tips information, Please follow these general security tips to better protect your computer.
 

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  • Davis

    I think this adware has disabled my add/remove programs utility. It will not populate. I had this and visual bee somehow take over.

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Hi Davis,

      If the software prevent you to uninstall it, please firstly stop the process in the task manager.

      To do that, please right-click the taskbar, and then clicking Start Task Manager or press Ctrl+Shift+Esc directly to open task manager.

  • http://www.teenaintoronto.com/ Teena in Toronto

    I downloaded something yesterday for a course that was supposed to be trustworthy but I ended up with Westeroid :(

    I’ve tried deleting/uninstalling it but it just ignores me. I remove/disable the add-on (I use FireFox) but it just comes back the next time I restart the browser.

    It’s very annoying that I can’t get rid of it!!

    • Ivy

      Hi Toronto,

      Have you ever uninstall Westeroid from your computer before you remove the add-on from your Firefox?
      If not, I highly recommend you go to your control panel and uninstall the Westeroid. If it still not work, please let us know. We will try our best to help you with your issue.

    • Andrew_Anvisoft

      Hi Teena,

      It seems you have problem in uninstalling Websteroids? If so, you may try the following solution.

      Go to C:ProgramDataWebsteroids. There should be a Uninstall.exe file. Please double click on it, then Websteroids will be uninstalled and the Websteroids extension on Firefox will be deleted at the same time.

      If the extension is still there, you may want to reset firefox. Go to this article for tutorials: http://www.dotfab.com/resources/how-to-reset-ieffchrome-to-default-settings/

      • http://www.teenaintoronto.com/ Teena in Toronto

        Thanks for your advice :)

        I went to C:ProgramDataWebsteroids and double clicked on the uninstall.exe file. I saved and ran it … but nothing happened :( I restarted my laptop but that doesn’t make a different either. It’s still there when I go to Control Panel–>Uninstall programs.

        I reset FireFox as you suggested. It disappeared as an add-on … but then keeps coming back.

        Very frustrating :(

        • Andrew_Anvisoft

          Teena, you may try deleting the whole Websteroids folder. Then go to Control Panel > Uninstall programs and uninstall Websteroids, you may get an error message says it may have already been uninstalled. Hope this will work for you.

          If it still won’t work, I need you to check if there has any application or extension developed by Conduit on your laptop and web browser. Close all your web browsers and run a full scan with Anvi Smart Defender to kill all the malicious files.

          BTW, have you received any error message or notification when trying to uninstall Websteroids before? Which windows system do you have?

          • http://www.teenaintoronto.com/ Teena in Toronto

            It seems to be gone! Yippee! Thanks!!

          • Andrew_Anvisoft

            Glad to hear that!

          • http://www.teenaintoronto.com/ Teena in Toronto

            It’s back :(

            And I can’t find it on my hard drive.

            So I need deleting it as an “Add-on” and it keeps coming back :(

          • Andrew_Anvisoft

            Did you install any application recently? It may be installed under other name. Please look through the program list and uninstall any unwanted or unknown program. Then remove browser extensions with the Slim Toolbar feature in Cloud System Booster or reset Firefox.

            Please be careful when you are downloading or install any program in case any unexpected app installed without your knowledge.

  • hannah

    I uninstalled WebConnect from my computer (or so I thought), but when I opened Chrome again, it was still going. It’s not showing up in my extensions or on task manager. What should I do?

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Hi,

      Some malicious files related to web connect may run in background, please run a full scan with your antivirus program to eliminate the possible malicious files.