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Remove Webveil Browser (Removal Guide)

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I did not install Webveil Browser, but it became my default web browser out of nowhere. I don’t like it and don’t think about using it. The problem is that I can’t remove it. Please help!

What kind of application Webveil Browser is?

Webveil Browser by APPS CITY LIMITED is a legitimate web browser developed by AppsCity, Ltd. It is represented as a utility for safer, faster, and more convenient web browsing. Besides, it also offers users to try a smarter search. Nevertheless, even if it does look like an innovative web browser competing with the giants like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, and others, we have to disappoint you. Webveil Browser is NOT a browser that you should use instead aforementioned browsers. Security experts have officially listed it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and claim that it can perform like adware software. Such classification immediately signals the following downsides of Webveil Browser malware:

  • It is distributed using unfair distribution methods (‘bundling’ or misleading official pages);
  • It can display sponsored advertisements;
  • It seeks to generate web traffic to predetermined web pages;
  • Webveil Browser adware may also gather browsing-related information and share it with affiliated parties;
  • May diminish web browser’s performance.

Therefore, if Webveil Browser virus has been installed on your PC without being noticed, we would highly recommend you to install Reimage Reimage Cleaner or another professional anti-malware and delete this PUP from the system right away.

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How can this misleading web browser enter the system without being noticed?

Questions about Webveil Browser

As we have already indicated, Webveil Browser is spread by ‘bundling.’ This method is well-known for security experts. However, the problem is that ordinary PC users are not aware of this marketing/distribution technique, which is one of the reasons why they commonly allow potentially unwanted programs enter computers without even realizing that. Speaking about ‘bundling,’ it’s important to highlight that this method allows PUPs (adware, browser hijackers, etc.) to enter computers via other freewares. Therefore, when you select a freeware to download, make sure that you find its official web page. Besides, read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy forms. On top of that, choose custom or advanced installation option and control the whole installation process. This way you will be able to control which components you do want to install and which ones you’re going to reject.

What should I do if I see Webveil Browser ads during browsing?

Once Webveil Browser extension is injected into the system, it is set by default. Therefore, whenever you try to click on any link, not Google Chrome or IE will be opened, but rather Webveil Browser page. This may annoy, of course. However, the major downside of this web browser is the capability of displaying sponsored advertisements. This web browser is used for boosting web traffic to the pages of the affiliate parties. You may receive pop-up ads, banner ads, full-page ads, textual links, interstitial ads, and other forms of advertisements. They may exhibit appealing content. Nevertheless, DO NOT click on the “Ads by Webveil Browser” or “Webveil Browser Ads” as they may be linked to irrelevant third party websites. ‘Irrelevant’ is a very mild term that we use to describe web pages to which you may be rerouted to. Thus, if your cyber security is an important matter to you, avoid clicking on those ads. Besides, in some of the cases, this browser may set suspicious homepage and search engine, which is why you may also receive sponsored search results. Last, but not least, experiencing Webveil Browser redirects and seeing those ads is a sign that third parties are tracking you. That’s because this adware-type web browser uses cookies and collect browsing-related information. Thus, if you have started receiving Webveil Browser pop-up ads, make sure that you abolish them by deleting the browser for good.

How to perform removal of this untrustworthy web browser?

To remove Webveil Browser virus, you can either use instructions provided below or rely on one of the programs that are offered below. Nevertheless, our strongest recommendation would be to rely on a reputable anti-spyware to initiate a full Webveil Browser removal.

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To remove Webveil Browser, follow these steps:

Uninstall Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser and related programs
    Here, look for Webveil Browser 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'

Erase Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser 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'

Remove Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Webveil Browser 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, Webveil Browser should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser 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 Webveil Browser removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Oleksandr Masalov says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Had this Webveil Browser malware. Did show ads, did cause redirects, did remove it using anti-malware. Thanks 2-spyware for help

  2. heartdog53 says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 4:02 am

    I hate when my PCs settings are changed without my permission!! Webveil Browser was installed by default and I had to struggle with its removal

  3. Franto Morslo says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Thought it will be a quite nice alternative to Firefox, but later I have realized that Webveil Browser virus displays stupid ads!

  4. Ryan Jang says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Ads by Webveil Browser are sooooo irritating!!

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