What is Webfetti toolbar?
Webfetti toolbar is a potentially unwanted application that has initiated some doubts about its trustworthiness. Similarly to Funmoods and many other questionable programs, this app is presented as a free, web-based application that allows people to customize their social network profile pages with a help of various layouts, graphics, smileys and other stuff. Nevertheless, no matter how good it sounds, it seems that you should think twice before downloading this toolbar to your computer. We say so because next to these features it has also been reported that Webfetti toolbar may also try to initiate various problems. According to those people who have already tried it, Webfetti may slow your computer down, change your homepage and initiate continuous redirections to affiliate websites. In addition, some people claim that it has installed additional programs (Smiley Central, My Mail Stationary, My Mail Signature or other) that belong to Fun Web Products company on their computers. If you have recently discovered that your homepage or default search engine was altered to Ask.com, you should check your computer for Webfetti. We recommend thins because this program has been actively distributed using ‘bundling’. For more information about this distribution technique, you should read the next paragraph.
How can Webfetti infiltrate my computer?
First of all, we must say that Webfetti is not a virus or malicious program. Nevertheless, it may show up on your computer without downloading it. That’s because it has been added to lots of free programs that have been involved to the distribution of adwares and other potentially unwanted programs in exchange for money. In order to avoid this, you should start checking what programs you download to your computer. If you noticed that a program that you are trying to download (PDF converter, download manager, video streaming software, etc.) looks suspicious, you should avoid it. Also, don’t forget to select Custom or Advanced installation option when downloading programs from the Internet because they may be filled with hidden components. Once you do so, uncheck all checkboxes that claim that you want to install such items as browser add-ons, plugins, toolbars and extensions. Of course, if you think that your PC’s security is not an important thing, you can keep installing such programs on your computer. Nevertheless, we don’t recommend ignoring Webfetti redirects, pop-up ads and similar activities. For eliminating them from your web browsing, please follow this guide.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of Webfetti toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove Webfetti?
If Webfetti toolbar has already affected your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other web browser, you shouldn’t ignore its appearance and leave it inside your PC system. For the removal of this program, we recommend you to select Automatic removal option that will help you to get rid of all suspicious programs. If you selected manual removal method, make sure you remove all related programs, such as ‘My Web Search (Webfetti)’ and other programs from Fun Web Products.
- Uninstall programs that are related to Webfetti from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Webfetti Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (Webfetti, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.
Protect your privacy – employ a VPN
There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals.
No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool
If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.
If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.