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Remove WebNavigatorBrowser (Easy Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

WebNavigatorBrowser is the browser hijacker that creates issues with the performance and online traffic

WebNavigatorBrowser hijackerWebNavigator is a particular program that creates problems with the web browser functions and performance when the suspicious website starts redirecting users to promotional sites, and commercial content pop-ups fill up the screen. It is not a serious malware or a crucially dangerous intruder. However, this potentially unwanted program can trigger changes in important parts of the system and affect particular startup functions and can trick you into installing other shady programs or system tools. There are various promotional and directly advertising pages that appear on the screen and get added to search results when the affected web browser gets triggered with a search attempt. 

Unfortunately, when the PUP triggers all the changes in specific sections of the browser like homepage, new tab, search engine, default tools, or functions all the searches automatically go through the shady domain. In addition, WebNavigatorBrowser virus is the one that focuses on redirects and pop-up advertisements. This is one of many PUPs related to third-party sponsors and commercial content creators, so it becomes impossible to access wanted material online without entering an ad or site with intrusive advertisements and possibly ad-tracking functionalities.[1]

Name WebNavigatorBrowser
Type Browser hijacker/ Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms The page focuses on redirecting people to advertisers' sites, delivering pop-ups with commercial content. 
Distribution Freeware installations trigger automatic downloads of the potentially unwanted programs, so you cannot notice the infection happening or avoid the infiltration. Other programs can easily drop the adware or a browser hijacker[2] on the machine when the computer is affected already

There are many programs that can be added without your consent, you also encounter redirects to commercial pages and possibly malicious programs or sites. These third-party advertisements can lead to other issues related to suspicious online material and ad-tracking

Elimination You should remove WebNavigatorBrowser with the help of anti-malware tools or security programs that can check for various parts of the PUP and remove the intruder properly
Repair The system gets affected by the intruder, so you should clear the damage by repairing the altered data or anything that gets damaged. Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego should help with these issues

WebNavigator Browser is the program identical to WebExplorer that is the program creating various issues with the machine because it triggers changes on the web browser. This is the program developed by the same shady company Better Cloud Solutions, so there are many issues that you can encounter while this PUP is triggering all the changes and other problems.

WebNavigatorBrowser is the Chromium-based web browser that should improve your experience online because it offers to show improved search results, provide access to exclusive material, and manage your device better. However, this is the program created to expose users to other sponsored material and control the online traffic.

You should note that WebNavigator virus is not the safest web browser add-on to use, especially when it gets installed out of nowhere and triggers those shady pop-ups and redirects. It should be removed from the browser, even though it is not residing there only. It mainly gets installed during other freeware installations as the additional application included in the bundle.

WebNavigatorBrowser virusWebNavigator Browser is the PUP that creates problems with the machine once the particular changes get made in the web browser settings. It might seem to easy to remove WebNavigator Browser since it triggers issues with the web browser only. However, there are more issues with this cyber infection than you might think. Even though it triggers symptoms with your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or any other web browsers it is controlled by the potentially unwanted program.

You need a proper WebNavigatorBrowser removal process if you want to get rid of the issues created by this application. It can take time if you decide to find all the components yourself. Experts[3] note about the persistence and intrusiveness of the PUP like this.

Pay attention to such tips like clearing the machine fully, and eliminating any suspicious extensions, add-ons from the browser. This is how you can remove WebNavigatorBrowser with all the traces and possibly related applications. Running tools like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes can improve the security state significantly.

However, you can remove WebNavigatorBrowser using anti-malware or system security software, but the damage and alterations remain there. Tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego could help with system alterations, registry entry changes, and damage that is done to functions f the PC.

WebNavigator PUPWebNavigator is the browser hijacker that creates redirects and claims to improve the performance.

Changes to web browser settings start with the pUP infection

You cannot be sure how and who installed the potentially unwanted program that managed to access your web browser because it happens behind your back and can be silent. In most cases, your device is infected way before the symptoms because PUP gets dropped when you install the freeware on the machine or fall for the promotional advertisement.

Scammy advertisements and deceptive sites can trigger the automatic drop of the PUP, so you only need to click on insecure pop-up or redirect to cause such infiltration. You can control such processes if you pay close attention to content that you visit or get unwantedly exposed to. 

Choosing Advanced or Custom installation options can also be a great way to avoid these infections. Especially when users tend to go for torrent sites, pirating services, or other free domains for their programs, such step can be crucial.

You need to focus on the proper WebNavigatorBrowser termination

There are many ways that lead to WebNavigator Browser virus infection, so you cannot be sure how long this program is running on the computer or mobile device. This fact can determine how persistent the PUP is and how difficult it can be to delete it.

However, based on similar intruders in this category, WebNavigatorBrowser removal should give the best results when the anti-malware tools are in use too. If you run the proper system scan, the AV detection based tool can find all the intruders and traces of the hijacker automatically. 

When you remove WebNavigatorBrowser, you should also remember to check web browsers for anything suspicious and terminate programs that raise any questions. Also, system repair is important and needed, when the PUP can access and alter places like Windows Registry. For that, rely on PC repair apps.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove WebNavigatorBrowser, follow these steps:

Remove WebNavigatorBrowser from Windows systems

Clear the system from anything WebNavigatorBrowser – related

  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 WebNavigatorBrowser and related programs
    Here, look for WebNavigatorBrowser 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'
  5. Remove WebNavigatorBrowser from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Uninstall WebNavigatorBrowser from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove WebNavigatorBrowser from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for WebNavigatorBrowser-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove WebNavigatorBrowser, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to WebNavigatorBrowser and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the WebNavigatorBrowser-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate WebNavigatorBrowser from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WebNavigatorBrowser and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete WebNavigatorBrowser removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete WebNavigatorBrowser from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the WebNavigatorBrowser-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase WebNavigatorBrowser 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 WebNavigatorBrowser 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete WebNavigatorBrowser removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of WebNavigatorBrowser from Google Chrome

Make sure to check for suspicious or questionable applications, add-ons, browser extensions. You can easily reset Chrome to default to eliminate anything similar WebNavigatorBrowser

  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 WebNavigatorBrowser 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete WebNavigatorBrowser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove WebNavigatorBrowser 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 WebNavigatorBrowser or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by WebNavigatorBrowser, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 WebNavigatorBrowser removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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