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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Shows commercial adverts


The clandestine WordAnchor is presented as a useful Windows application. According to the information shared via, this program can help you browse the web and translate information in a more convenient manner. Even though this sounds wonderful, this is not the information you should be focusing on. It is most important that this website discloses the supposedly beneficial app is an advertisement-supported program. Even though not all ad-supported programs are malicious and require removal, this should draw your attention. Continue reading, and you will learn if you need to remove WordAnchor.

Even though it is unlikely that you have encountered Wordinator, WordShark, or QuickSurf, these are other ad-supported programs that we cannot ignore. According to our information, these programs are copies of one another, and even their sites are identical. The fact that the Privacy Policy documents are also identical suggests that the same company created these programs. Even though most users pass this up as irrelevant, our researchers warn that this is important. If WordAnchor offered reliable services, wouldn’t its creator focus on it alone? It certainly is unlikely that many identical programs would be created to serve the same purpose. This indicates that this adware was created solely for advertising. Due to this, we suggest removing WordAnchor. Note that you can delete the clones of this infection in the same manner.

Even though it is unlikely that users will be unaware of WordAnchor, it is easy to recognize this infection by the ads it displays. In most cases, the tag "powered by WordAnchor" will be attached to these advertisements. If you terminate the service called “wasvc.exe*.32”, it is most likely that these ads will disappear, but you need to delete WordAnchor to get rid of them for good. The main reason why we recommend removing these ads is that their creators are unknown, which means that they could be malicious. Malicious parties use advertising as a tool to introduce scams and spread malware. Even though we cannot claim that you will encounter only malicious ads, we suggest removing WordAnchor to minimize the risk.

Irritating, misleading advertisements could also be injected by the infections associated with WordAnchor. If you are not sure if other unreliable programs were installed on your PC, we suggest using a malware scanner to find out. Unfortunately, it is likely that other threats will be found if you have downloaded WordAnchor packaged with other programs. We take this opportunity to remind you that software bundles could be used for the distribution of extremely malicious infections, which is why we do not recommend trusting them!

Even though the intentions behind WordAnchor are difficult to understand, the removal of this threat is straightforward. If you uninstall this program from your operating system, it is likely that you will successfully get rid of all components associated with this adware. Despite this, we want you to take extra security measures. First, install a malware scanner to find out if you have deleted WordAnchor successfully. Second, install a security tool that could protect your operating system from malware in the future.

WordAnchor Removal

Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Click the Search icon on the Charm bar (in Metro UI).
  2. Enter Uninstall a program and launch this utility.
  3. Locate the app you wish to delete, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and right-click WordAnchor.
  3. Select Uninstall to remove this program from your PC.

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar to open a menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the application you wish to get rid of and select Remove.
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