What is Webpass?
Webpass is an adware, which has been actively spreading around the Internet in 2013. However, security experts warn that it has been recently updated and found actively spreading on the Internet these days via software packages. It seems that it’s usually distributed via InstallRex, Amonetize, and Vittalia installers. Therefore, be careful with them. Fortunately, Webpass virus is not hiding in the system without showing signs of presence. If it enters the system, it may negatively affect web browser’s performance and start generating pop-up ads, banner ads, in-text links filled with commercial offers during your browsing. ‘Ads by Webpass’ are the only prominent sign indicating that this dubious adware is already hiding in your computer. However, you should stay way from this ‘sign’ because it is brought to you purposely. In reality, Webpass ads are initiated for promoting third parties, affiliate websites, collecting clicks and so on. Therefore, unless you are sure that those offers are reliable and that after visiting those websites you will not find another PUP or virus on your computer, you should better ignore each of them. Besides, if your privacy is an important matter to you, then you should not underestimate the fact that Webpass virus may install cookies on each of your web browser and start collecting personally non-identifiable information about you (e.g. IP address, PC’s location, email address, search terms, clicks, browser’s type and language, etc.). However, cyber criminals may easily exploit cookies that adwares install and apply them for gathering really sensitive data. In order to prevent Webpass redirects, ads, information leakage and similar issues, you should eliminate this adware without any delay. For that, you may use Reimage (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X).
How can Webpass hijack my computer?
Similarly to other adwares and PUPs, Webpass is usually distributed bundled with other free software. It may be attached to various download managers, games, media players, PDF creators, etc. It’s very important to install free programs very carefully because such and similar apps may be disclosed in a really deceptive manner. They may be disclosed as ‘recommended installers’, ‘additional components’, ‘optional downloads’, etc. somewhere in the bottom of the page or writing in a very small font. Of course, that’s not fair; however, ‘bundling’ is treated as a legitimate and can be freely used. Therefore, it’s all in your hands if you want to protect your computer. In order to prevent installing software packages instead of one program that you are opting for, you should always make a research on it and make sure that there is nothing suspicious about it. Besides, you should also opt for Advanced or Custom installation and follow the entire process step by step. If you detect check boxes claiming that you agree to install browser add-ons, plug-ins or that you accept to set XXX as your default homepage/search engine, make sure that you deselect such propositions and only then accomplish the installation.
How to remove Webpass virus?
If you have already been tricked into installing Webpass virus on your computer, we highly recommend you to get rid of it with the help if this guide: