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Remove WebScan PRO

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

“WebScan PRO is executing a process (webscan.exe) on my computer. I’ve checked Task Manager and surprisingly it’s there. I’m sure that I did not download this program on my PC. Once I turn on my PC, it automatically launches itself and starts displaying pop-up ads on my screen. In the end, it redirects ti bogus search sites that I see for the first time. What should I do? Please advise ASAP.”

You are not the first PC user who have asked us about WebScan PRO program. To say in advance, DO NOT purchase anything that this program offers to you. It’s not a virus or another high danger level security threat, but, nevertheless, it can trick you into downloading other useless programs and can make web browsing unbearable. Therefore, a piece of advice – once WebScan PRO virus starts showing signs on your machine, you should show what is the host of the PC. Launch Reimage or another trustworthy anti-spyware and check the PC with it. We are pretty sure that one of the cyber threats recommended removing will be PUP.WebScanPRO.

What kind of program WebScan PRO is?

From the initial inspection, WebScan PRO may seem to be a PC optimization tool or something similar. However, it’s not that kind f a program. It promises users to increase their savings by providing pop-up and banner advertisements that contain information about the best deals, discounts, coupons, promo codes and similar shopping-related information. Unfortunately, all the deals and pop-ups provided by WebScan PRO adware are powered by suspicious third parties that seek to generate pay-per-click revenue or increase web traffic to the unpopular pages. Therefore, keeping this program on your computer may cause some serious browsing-related issue. However, sponsored advertising is not the end. WebScan PRO virus may also be involved in the distribution of other potentially unwanted program, such as adware or browser hijacker. For that, it may display pop-ups and banners about missing software (Java, Flash Player, Media Player, etc.) updates, which may be bundled with additional installers. Finally, this PUP may use tracking cookies, web beacons and other software that is dedicated to data collection. Consequently, information stored withing your web browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari) may leak to doubtful parties that may later misuse the data for wrong purposes. Thus, remove WebScan PRO virus right away. If you need a guide that would explain how to do that, you should read the information on the next page.

WebScan PRO virus redirects can make you visit unreliable pages or installation of other PUPs

What signs indicate the presence of this adware on my PC’s system?

Questions about WebScan PRO

WebScan PRO is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. Besides, it can run on all web browsers. The first sign that will let you know that this adware has been installed is an increased number of advertisements (pop-up ads, pop-under ads, banner ads, interstitial ads, etc.). Some of the may be tagless, but the vast majority of them should be labeled as “Ads by WebScan PRO,” “WebScan PRO Ads,” “Powered by WebScan PRO,” and so on. Besides, the web browser may perform in a sluggish manner. If you want to find out how this program spreads and how to avoid WebScan PRO hijack, see Page2.

How does WebScan PRO hijack web browsers and how to perform its full removal?

If you are not willing to experience risk-posing WebScan PRO redirects to third-party pages, you should avoid installing this program. It is typically spread in one pack with other free programs, so the only chance to prevent its installation is a careful and proper freeware’s installation. We mean that you should select an expanded installation mode (advanced or custom) and reject installation of additional components like browser plug-ins or toolbars.

Have you installed WebScan PRO virus by accident? Then do not postpone its removal. At the end of this post, you can find a step-by-step tutorial (automatic and manual). Good luck with WebScan PRO removal! If you have any other questions, you can contact us at any time.

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To remove WebScan PRO, follow these steps:

Get rid of WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO and related programs
    Here, look for WebScan PRO 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'

Uninstall WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase WebScan PRO 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, WebScan PRO should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO 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 WebScan PRO removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. Jeffrey says:
    December 7th, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Dont tolerate this program. It seems to be spreading malware via VLC updates

  2. Caitlin McCarthy says:
    December 7th, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Void app. Promise to display ads about deals and does so, but the prices are certainly not the lowest on the market. Dont trust it

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