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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

WebProtect virus

WebProtect is a computer program the goal of which is to inform you about phishing websites. Some users think that it is a virus; hence, sometimes the program is referred to as WebProtect virus. The truth is that WebProtect functions as an adware helper, and, if you have ever encountered this type of program, you probably know what adware helpers protect users against programs capable of changing the settings without user interference. Moreover, they search for updates and may also display some pop-up advertisements or warnings. It is advisable to remove the WebProtect virus even though it may seem to be a useful tool. If you want to be secure on the Internet, you should use reputable and renowned security programs.

The so-called WebProtect virus is distributed by several download managers, including Premium Installer and Air software. The program can be bundled with a wide range of software programs, including browser add-ons, browser toolbars, system optimization tools, and media players, and it is important to pay close attention to the installation processes of every single program.

The adware helper WebProtect has two processes, PCProtect.exe*32 and postcollect.exe*32, which you can find running in Task Manager. Additionally, the program creates its files in the Program Files directory, and the files include webprotect.dll, psetup.exe, ss_take.exe, and some other files.

More important, the WebProtect may display annoying pop-up windows containing no specific information but one word ‘Checking’.

If you want to prevent pop-up advertisements, you should remove the WebPrtect virus from the computer as soon as you can. Not all malware removal tools are capable of identifying this adware helper, which is sometimes referred to as potentially unwanted program, so you should ascertain that the program you want to implement is capable of eliminating WebProtect.

It is worth noting that the WebProtect virus exhibit different behavior on distinct computers. In some cases it adds browser add-ons to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and a browser helper object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Nevertheless, we recommend that you rely on SpyHunter because the uninstaller of the unwanted program may not be working properly.

Do not hesitate to implement a security program that can remove WebProtect because the computer needs professional protection against malware and spyware threats, such as ransomware, browser hijackers, Trojan horses, and the like. Malware programs are mainly aimed at stealing information and impairing the performance of your machine, which you can prevent by implementing a powerful security tool.

In case you want to find out whether the uninstaller of WebProtect is working or not, use the following removal guide and do not forget to scan the computer even if you manage to get rid of the unwanted program.

How to remove the WebProtect virus

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Program.
  4. Uninstall WebProtect.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to get to the Start menu.
  2. Start typing control panel.
  3. Click the Control Panel icon.
  4. Click Uninstall a program and remove WebProtect.
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  1. culantro Sep 15, 2014

    webprotect comes up everytime i go to webpages on firefox. super annoying. i wanna get rid of it, but i dont see it in my "uninstall programs" section. it is not there!!!!!!! i dont even see a process for it!! how the hell else can i get rid of it?

  2. Stan Crawford Nov 1, 2014

    Can't uninstall Web Protect it says the download file is corrupt.

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