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Remove WebSecurerr Browser Protection (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

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WebSecurerr Browser Protection – an extension that claims to protect users from malicious sites but inserts intrusive ads

WebSecurerr Browser ProtectionWebSecurerr Browser Protection is a potentially unwanted application that fails to deliver its functions and instead brings ads to users' browsers

WebSecurerr Browser Protection is a potentially unwanted program that can be downloaded for Google Chrome or other browsers. According to its developer, the app is meant to protect users from visiting malicious websites that spread Trojans, viruses, or other malware, and possesses a real-time protection feature that would protect them from these threats. However, the add-on has plenty of browser-hijacking[1] features that users were dissatisfied about.

As soon as WebSecurerr Browser Protection is installed, it changes the web browser's new tab and homepage functionality and sets it to searchsecurer.com. While this might not be apparent straight away, users will visually see changes as soon as they perform their first search, as they will be redirected to Yahoo instead of a regular provider, such as Google.com. Besides, these search results are filled with sponsored links, which might mislead people into buying apps or products that are of questionable quality or origin.

Name WebSecurerr Browser Protection
Type Browser hijacker, potentially unwanted application
Distribution Software bundles downloaded from third-party websites, deceptive and persistent ads
Symptoms Unknown extension installed on the web browser; all searches are redirected to search.yahoo.com; search results are littered with sponsored links and ads; unwanted ads and popups show up during the web browsing
Risks Installation of other potentially unwanted programs, privacy risks, financial losses
Removal You can get rid of PUPs automatically by scanning your machine with anti-malware or using manual removal guide below
Optional steps Computer infections can cause significant damage to system files or disrupt normal settings. To revert these changes and remediate the OS, perform a full system scan with ReimageIntego repair software

While most browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs are typically installed via software bundling, WebSecurerr Browser Protection hijack might occur due to completely different reasons. Many users claimed that they downloaded the extension after being nagged by an intrusive ad that would not go away. After the installation, people are then subjected to even more advertisements occurring on various visited websites.

Initially, ad-blockers and security extensions are useful, as they can prevent users from being exposed to scams, phishing, spoofing, and similar site visits. However, there have plenty of so-called ad-blockers that instead bring their own set of ads, initially defining the tool's purpose. Good examples of rogue tools include:

There are plenty of similar functionality apps that do not have rogue qualities, such as the insertion of ads. For this reason, experts[2] highly recommend performing WebSecurerr Browser Protection removal and replacing it with a more trustworthy application.

Besides failing to perform functions it was designed for, the app also collects various data related to technical details of the device, web browsing activities, and cookies. The app developers attempt to lie about this practice, however, as the Privacy Policy link is simply broken, although the statement on the Chrome Store app description claims the following:[3]

This Chrome extension blocks dangerous websites that distribute malware, spyware, viruses, trojans and prevents phishing attacks. WebSecurerr does not collect your browsing history or private data.

We could access Terms and Conditions during our research, which indeed described that data gathering practice is taking place. It is a very common routine of most potentially unwanted applications, as harvested information can be used for targeted advertising and then shared with third-parties for more profits.

WebSecurerr Browser Protection hijackWebSecurerr Browser Protection is a browser hijacker that you should not trust to protect you from malware

To conclude, you should remove WebSecurerr Browser Protection from your web browser, as it provides a false sense of security with its promised features. While there are plenty of extensions that could be useful to protect you from phishing and other malicious sites, you should install an anti-malware application such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes that could provide comprehensive protection.

To uninstall this PUP, all you have to do is access the settings section of your web browser – if you never had to deal with this process before, we provide a thorough guide below. We also strongly advise performing a full system scan with anti-malware, clearing browser cookies, and fixing any potential damage caused to a system with repair tools such as ReimageIntego.

Do not install suspicious apps from various sites – they might hijack your browser

There are thousands of applications that can be used to modify the web browsing experience and time online. Unfortunately, there is also plenty of freeware negatives of which outweigh the positives and might even compromise several aspects of online browsing. As previously mentioned, fake ad-blockers/anti-virus add-ons belong to this group of apps, as they provide a false sense of security. Note that these extensions would never replace a high-end security software installed on a computer and might result in malware infiltration instead.

Therefore, it is vital to pick such programs carefully. To do that, all you have to do is check user reviews online, as well as blog posts and other informative websites – this could serve as a great indication whether an app has some hidden features, such as data mining or ad injection features.

Another popular way to distribute PUPs is via software bundling. This technique is used by most freeware websites, where several components are injected into a single installer. Users are then deliberately not shown which apps are about to be installed (this is very common when Recommended/Quick settings are picked), so installation happens behind their backs.

To avoid this, always pay close attention to the installation process, never skip through steps, delete all the ticks from checkboxes, read the fine print, decline all the offers, and, most importantly, always opt for Advanced/Custom settings when prompted.

Replace WebSecurerr Browser Protection with secure alternatives

WebSecurerr Browser Protection removal is not only beneficial to return your browser settings back to normal, but it will also ensure that you would also avoid unnecessary ads the app is meant to protect you from. There are plenty of browser add-ons with similar functionality that does not engage in suspicious behaviors, such as this one does.

WebSecurerr Browser Protection virusThe developers of WebSecurerr Browser Protection claim they don't gather user data, although ToS claims the opposite

To remove WebSecurerr Browser Protection from your machine, you should access your browser's settings and eliminate the extension for good. If you have never previously uninstalled an extension, you can follow the step-by-step guide we provide below. It also explains how to clean the browsers from cookies and web data to ensure that no tracking occurs after the uninstallation process.

It is also important to note that many users installed the app after being fed the ad. This is an unusual browser behavior and is likely to be caused by an already installed adware application. Thus, you should check all the installed programs and uninstall everything you don't recognize. This job can also be done by robust security programs automatically.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. 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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection, follow these steps:

Delete WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Windows systems

You can uninstall programs from Windows via the Control Panel:

To remove WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to WebSecurerr Browser Protection (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Eliminate WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Mac OS X system

Uninstall unwanted apps from macOS by following this guide:

Remove WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for WebSecurerr Browser Protection-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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection, 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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the WebSecurerr Browser Protection-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of WebSecurerr Browser Protection 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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection 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, Google.com).
  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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall WebSecurerr Browser Protection 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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection-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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

You should check Firefox for unwanted extensions and eliminate them immediately:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to WebSecurerr Browser Protection and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case WebSecurerr Browser Protection did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete WebSecurerr Browser Protection removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Google Chrome

You can delete WebSecurerr Browser Protection by accessing Chrome's settings menu:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to WebSecurerr Browser Protection by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like WebSecurerr Browser Protection in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the WebSecurerr Browser Protection-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete WebSecurerr Browser Protection removal.Reset Chrome 2

Delete WebSecurerr Browser Protection from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to WebSecurerr Browser Protection and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of WebSecurerr Browser Protection registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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