webcake

There is a ton of browser add-ons that are supposed to make your internet browser more practical. Webcake presents itself as a kind of a browser plugin as well. It is easily compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. A lot of users think this application is an adware program or worse – a browser hijacker, but that is not true. It is really a browser extension that can only be installed on your computer with your intervention. Nevertheless, users are often advised to remove Webcake from their computers due to a number of security issues that may arise while utilizing the plugin.

One of the reasons why Webcake cannot be considered a computer malware is that its manual removal is very easy, and it has an official website at getwebcake.com. Basically, a computer application that allows you to choose whether you want it installed or not cannot be considered a malicious infection. However, sometimes Webcake may arrive bundled with freeware applications and then it is up to you to notice the additional program about to be installed on your PC. Do not go through the installation process automatically; read all the setup steps and this way you will avoid the installation of possibly undesirable programs.

Although Webcake cannot be considered a computer malware, it does present a list of annoying behavioral activities, such as displaying commercial advertisements and quick-search options. Whenever you land on a website, Webcake highlights a number of keywords and offers you to search for that keyword on such websites as Google, YouTube, Twitter and so on. Although some of the plugin’s functions could be considered useful by some users, it still may collect your web browsing information through cookies.

This information can be easily accessed by a third party, thus exposing you to marketing exploitation by a third party. If such a thing happens, you can expect the commercial pop-up ads number to increase, not to mention that it could also present a risk of malware infection. All in all, Webcake is not a computer infection, but it would be for the best to remove it from your PC.

How to remove Webcake

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Webcake.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Webcake.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove program and uninstall Webcake.

Once you are done with manual removal, scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner in order to check whether you have no other potentially dangerous programs on board. Do not hesitate to invest in a legitimate antimalware tool if need be.

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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

How to manually remove webcake

Files associated with webcake infection:

WADesktop.Updater.exe
WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\WebCakeLayers.crx
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\WebCakeIEClient.dll
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\WebCakeDesktop.Updater.InstallState
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\sqlite3.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\optimizer.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\OptChrome.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}\Setup.ico
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}\Setup.exe
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}\Setup.dat
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}\_Setupx.dll
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}\_Setup.dll
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{361E80BE-388B-4270-BF54-A10C2B756504}\Setup.ico
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{361E80BE-388B-4270-BF54-A10C2B756504}\Setup.exe
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{361E80BE-388B-4270-BF54-A10C2B756504}\Setup.dat
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{361E80BE-388B-4270-BF54-A10C2B756504}\_Setupx.dll
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{361E80BE-388B-4270-BF54-A10C2B756504}\_Setup.dll
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\skin\toolbar-button.png
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\skin\overlay.css
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\META-INF\zigbert.sf
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\META-INF\zigbert.rsa
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\META-INF\manifest.mf
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\locale\en-US\webcake.properties
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\locale\en-US\webcake.dtd
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\locale\en-US\prefwindow.dtd
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\locale\en-US\about.dtd
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\defaults\preferences\webcake.js
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\content\overlay.js
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\content\options.xul
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\content\firefoxOverlay.xul
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\content\about.xul
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\readme.txt
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\install.rdf
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\icon.png
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\config_build.sh
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\chrome.manifest
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\extensions\plugin@getwebcake.com\build.sh
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\update
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\Phoenix.dat
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\Paladin.dat
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\Maintain.dat
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\Dora.dat
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\Desktop.OS.dll
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\
%AppData%\Tepfel\WebCakeDesktop.exe
%AppData%\Tepfel\PlugIns.cache
%AppData%\Tepfel\
WebCakeIEClient.dll
OptChrome.exe
WebCakeDesktop.exe
WDesktop.Updater.exe

webcake DLL's to remove:

WebCakeIEClient.dll
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\WebCakeIEClient.dll
%AppData%\Tepfel\dat\Desktop.OS.dll

webcake processes to kill:

%AppData%\Tepfel\WebCakeDesktop.exe
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{361E80BE-388B-4270-BF54-A10C2B756504}\Setup.exe
%CommonAppData%\Tarma Installer\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}\Setup.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\sqlite3.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\optimizer.exe
c:\Program Files\Tepfel\OptChrome.exe
WADesktop.Updater.exe
WebCakeDesktop.exe
WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe
OptChrome.exe
WDesktop.Updater.exe

Remove webcake registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{EFDF368C-8DD9-4E05-87CD-16AA5CB03CB8
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DF84E609-C3A4-49CB-A160-61767DAF8899}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2A5A2A90-3B30-4E6E-A955-2F232C6EF517}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{AF6B0594-6008-4327-93E5-608AD710A6FA}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{7169BBB3-3289-4696-B35D-4A88BCF6FB12}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "WebCake Desktop" = "%AppData%\Tepfel\WebCakeDesktop.exe"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\WebCakeIEClient.DLL
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\WebCakeUpdater
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WebCakeIEClient.Layers.1\CLSID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\Services\WebCakeUpdater
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WebCakeIEClient.Layers.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WebCakeIEClient.Layers\CLSID
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WebCakeIEClient.Layers\CurVer
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WebCakeIEClient.Api.1\CLSID
HKEY
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