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WebCake. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as WebCake ads, ads by WebCake, WebCake virus | Type: Adware
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What is WebCake?

WebCake is a potentially unwanted program from WebCake LLC. No matter how its developer promotes this application, you should be very careful with it because it is not as useful as it may seem from the first sight. Officially, it claims that it is capable of enhancing people's browsing experience by showing the best offers, information about discounts, coupons and similar things while they are visiting shopping sites. Nevertheless, we have to warn you that you should be very careful with these ads because they may trick you into visiting suspicious and sometimes very unsafe websites. Besides, Web Cake has been included to the list of potentially unwanted programs and adwares because this program may cause unwanted redirections during your search sessions. If you don't want to let WebCake ads redirect you to unknown, questionable and even unsafe sites, you should ignore its ads. Finally, not everyone knows that this program may start tracking its victim. In most of the cases, it is interested in people's search terms, mostly visited websites and data that they enter when visiting them. While this information is called 'non-personally identifiable', you shouldn't reveal it to unknown third parties. T sum up, WebCake virus may cause more inconveniences than benefits to its users because it may start showing only continuous alerts on all of their web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Besides, it can easily change the start page, default search engine and other settings without your knowledge. While it doesn't has a malicious code like malware or rogue anti-spyware, we don't recommend leaving WebCake on your computer. For its removal we highly recommend using Reimage or other reputable anti-spyware.

How can WebCake hijack my computer?

As we have said, WebCake is a potentially unwanted program and an adware, so there is no surprise that it may enter your computer not only after you decide to download it manually from its official website. It can also get on its target PC system without any permission asked because it has been actively spread in a bundle with freeware, shareware and similar applications. Usually, you can prevent this infiltration by keeping an eye on every installation window of the software that you want to install, so you should select only Custom or Advanced installation option and then uncheck checkboxes saying that you want to install optional components. These components could be various browser add-ons, plugins, toolbars, extensions, etc. If Web Cake virus enters its target PC system, it embeds its code into each of your Internet browsers and starts interrupting its victims with constant pop-up ads. Note that such programs are created NOT for showing the greatest deals for you. They can also be used to track your browsing habits and collect information about the user. If you are bored by constant pop-up ads and commercial notifications from WebCake, you should uninstall this app without any delay.

HOW TO REMOVE WebCake virus?

When trying to remove WebCake, you should uninstall it firstly through Add/Remove Programs list at first. For that, use these steps:

You can remove WebCake automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes, 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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Quick menu: Manual WebCake Removal Guide
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Remove WebCake from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove WebCake from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Uninstall WebCake and related programs
  • Here, look for WebCake or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Remove WebCake from Mac OS X system

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

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

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

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Remove WebCake from Internet Explorer (IE)

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.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WebCake and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select '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 preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and 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 WebCake removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove WebCake from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):
  • Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  • Click Settings to open more options.
  • Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option.
  • Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear.
  • Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager.
  • When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  • Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps.
  • When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  • Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  • Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option.
  • Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  • Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
  • Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Once these steps are finished, WebCake should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove WebCake from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select WebCake and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select '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 WebCake removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove WebCake from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select WebCake and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs 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.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete WebCake removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove WebCake from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extensions and look for WebCake or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and 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 WebCake removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Geolocation of WebCake

Map reveals the prevalence of WebCake. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Netherlands.

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Comments on WebCake

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Brian Pelkey
I have had Webcake.A and Webcake.C on my XP-based system, and although MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free and Pro versions can detect it and apparently delete the incidences found, somehow the software still finds Webcake incidences on subsequent runs after rebooting, so thus far, I dont know of any method to completely eradicate it.
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paulo ricardo
Quem criou esse tal de webcake vai pagar muito mas muito caro por isso.
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John
I found out that webcake is a SEVERE threat to your computer, i did recovery and it was somehow still there, if you have it, destroy your harddrive and get a new one, there will be no saving your computer if you get it

it disconects you from internet
slows down browsing speeds
increases CPU and RAM usage
get it removed as fast as possible before it "nestles" into your harddrive
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Somebodythatyouusedtoknow
Thanks so much this rlly helped yup webcakes just waste ur time and are so annoying!!

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