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Remove Ads by RapidyWebIE

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as RapidyWeb virus, RapidyWebIE adware | Type: Adware

What is RapidyWebIE?

RapidyWebIE (also known as RapidyWeb) is a suspicious browser add-on that claims being able to increase your Internet speed. Unfortunately, in reality this program is not capable of implementing such service, but be aware that it can initiate various unwanted task instead. It's not very surprising that it has affected a lot of computers because it relies on 'bundling' distribution method, which means that it is promoted along with popular free software. Fortunately, at the moment of writing it can only affect Internet Explorer web browser, but it's only a matter of time when it will be updated. We believe that you won't be tricked into installing this program willingly, but please be very carefully when installing freewares if you want to keep your PC away from RapidyWebIE virus. Actually, it's not the program that you should should fear because it cannot steal your money or identity simply because simply it doesn’t have necessary tools to do so and it's intentions are not that malicious. Nevertheless, RapidyWeb may cause various inconveniences on Internet Explorer web browser with an intention to generate pay-per-click revenue or to increase page rank and sale of affiliate websites. For this purpose, it modifies various settings and delivers tons of commercial advertisements. Besides, it slows down the system, constantly connects to the Internet in the background, tracks users activities on the net and so on. Be aware that 'Ads by RapidyWebIE' can cause redirects to unknown or even unsafe websites and make you visit them constantly. Consequently, you can get into big trouble because unsafe websites may spread viruses, or you may get scammed if you would decide to buy something there. Thus, it goes without saying that this useless add-on needs to be removed in order to prevent various issues. You can eliminate it quickly and for good with the help of Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

How can RapidyWebIE hijack my computer?

RapidyWebIE is a typical adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is seldom install on its official website even though it has one. In most of the cases it travels alongside other free software and is often hidden under Quick or Basic installation option. Since various download managers, PDF creators, media players and other popular freewares are downloaded from the Internet by thousands of users and that's why RapidyWeb manages to infiltrate so many computers. Keep in mind that prevention from potentially unwanted programs is in your hands. All you have to do is to install freewares very carefully. It is always praiseworthy to dedicate some time for reading long lines of End-User's License Agreement and Privacy Policy of your selected program. In addition to that, you should avoid Quick or Basic installation option and instead of it select Advanced or Custom installation mode. Then, carefully check every detail and opt our of check boxes that claim that you accept to instal plug-in, add-on, toolbar or extension. If you skip any tick marked by default, unwanted program with be installed automatically and you will have to experience various inconveniences on your computer. Therefore, always be very attentive when installing freewares.

How to remove RapidyWeb virus?

Get rid of RapidyWebIE redirects to unknown websites with the help of removal guidelines below:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove RapidyWebIE ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall RapidyWebIE from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall RapidyWebIE and related programs
    Here, look for RapidyWebIE or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of RapidyWebIE from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for RapidyWebIE 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'

Eliminate RapidyWebIE from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for RapidyWebIE and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete RapidyWebIE removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove RapidyWebIE ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. 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. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. 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. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

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

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. 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}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

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

Erase RapidyWebIE from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select RapidyWebIE 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
  3. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete RapidyWebIE removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete RapidyWebIE from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select RapidyWebIE 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
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete RapidyWebIE removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall RapidyWebIE from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for RapidyWebIE or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 RapidyWebIE removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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