Remove We-care.com
Removal instructions

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We-care.com | Type: Adware

We-care.com is a site, which offers responsible shopping and money-saving opportunities. No matter that it looks trustworthy, many users on the Internet report about We-care Reminder that showed up on their computers out of nowhere. According to its victims, this program interrupts their browsing sessions, displays various popups and can hardly be uninstalled. The secret behind this activity is really simple – this site receives donations when its supporters shop online, so it is interested in pushing people into using its questionable services. Besides, we-care.com not only distributes its software via this totally unfair distribution method. This site has also been noticed to track users for its own benefits. If you are one of those people who found We-care.com's Reminder on their computers, noticed we-care.com redirects or similar issues, you should check you PC with reputable anti-spyware without any delay.

How can We-care.com hijack my computer?

As we have mentioned, We-care.com and its reminder are promoted via unfair distribution method. Such programs are usually downloaded in a bundle with freeware and sharware without an appropriete victim's permission asked. Of course, you can download it in the same way as any other reputable software, but we don't recommend doing that. As soon as this program gets in, it modifies PC's parameters and affects all Internet browsers that can be found on PC. As a result, victim starts suffering from annoying pop-up notifications that all try to redirect him/her to this shopping site. If you have noticed We-care.com Remined on your machine, you may NOT find it in Add/Remove Programs list because it tries to postpone its removal. In order to do that, follow the guide given below:

How to remove We-care.com?

If you noticed that we-care.com reminder is hiding in your computer, you can remove it with a help of these steps:

Automatic We-care.com Removal Guide

You can remove We-care.com automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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We-care.com Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall We-care.com and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for We-care.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for We-care.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove We-care.com from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for We-care.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete We-care.com removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select We-care.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete We-care.com removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select We-care.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete We-care.com removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for We-care.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete We-care.com removal process.

What is adware?

Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.

Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by We-care.com:

•  Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
•  Appearance of banners and in-text ads
•  Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
•  Changes in homepage and default search engine
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of We-care.com

This map reveals the prevalence of We-care.com. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for We-care.com removal instructions

We-care.com qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like We-care.com are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall We-care.com right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-12 09:31
Information updated: 2014-08-12 09:31

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Users comments about We-care.com:

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IG @iamuptimist
I use Chrome browser and I followed your instruction and I removed the extension so hopefully it works thanks :)
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Susan
(Its listed as an add-on in IE10. I have disabled it, but I want to REMOVE it.)
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obachan55
I downloaded Malwarebytes free from CNET. It detected wecare and removed it. I use microsofts built in security for Windows8, which did not protect me. Spybot or Avast did not detect it as a malware either. Cheers for the malwarebytes !!!
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Susan
I deleted the wecare.com REMINDER, but "wecare.com" is still there. I want to get rid of that too! How can I do that????
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Nicole
How do you do it for Windows 8?

I tried the way described above, but the "dialog box" that pops up is asking whether I want to let that program MAKE CHANGES to my computer - and Im pretty sure I dont want it doing anything of the sort! I cant trust it to "leave peacefully," you could say.

Thanks for posting this article. I hope you have some input on my question.
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