What is WebWatch?

For the past few weeks we have observed an increase in releases of a particular new type of adware. Its developers employ deception to trick gullible users into installing a program that promises to perform a certain function, but does not. WebWatch is one such application and you should remove it, because it will not allow you to know who is tracking you online. This application will only render advertisements of questionable nature. The biggest question is who is behind the ads. The advertisers who use online advertising services via adware programs usually remain in the shadows. In this article we will uncover the lies surrounding WebWatch and show its true face.testtest

What does WebWatch do?

For starters, WebWatch will not provide you with the ability to monitor who is tracking your online activities. This program does not even have user interface let alone a functional tracking monitoring ability. This program’s Terms and Conditions of Use clearly states that “Applications may be supported by advertising.” Well, “may” is too strong of a word in this case, because it will definitely subject you to advertisements, you can count on that. In any case, WebWatch is set to show pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, coupons, and so on. This application is not exceptional in its ad displaying capabilities. It mimics the behavior of all other adware programs of today.

The ads are supplied by unknown third parties, and there are many of them, so there is a chance that one of them may be tempted to promote potentially unwanted software unreliable websites or outright malware downloads. Most of the time you will only get annoyed by the constantly appearing promotions that are way out of line. So unreliable and unasked-for promotions is the main reason why you might want to remove WebWatch. But that is not all. Typically of adware, WebWatch is capable of gathering rather sensitive information about you. This program can and most likely will get hold of your domain name, browser type, operating system, browsing history, IP address, installed applications, and so on. This information is gathered stored and might even be shared with third-parties, such as affiliated companies, advertisers, marketers, and so on. For the most part this information is used to provide custom content that will increase the revenues of the developers and their clients.

Where does WebWatch come from?

We do not know who created this application, because it stated name is fake. We do know, however, that the same developers also created LightsOut, Distrubicons, Finance Alert, Email Tracker, and a few other adware applications. WebWatch has a promotional website from which most people get it. Nevertheless, it is also bundled with malicious software and can be found on unreliable shareware websites. All of its clones feature a similar website layout and identical Terms of service and Privacy policy documents. In addition to that WebWatch and its counterparts run as dedicated processes and do not require to be removed from the web browser.

How to remove WebWatch

Our malware researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have tested WebWatch so you do not have to. We found that this application does not do the things that are advertised. It only shows third-party ads that can only cause trouble, and collects information about you in order to tailor the ads and make more money. However, you can easily remove WebWatch using our instructions, so go for it.

Remove WebWatch from your computer

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unwanted software.
  4. Remove the undesirable application.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a Program.
  3. Find the fictitious tool and right-click on it.
  4. Uninstall the undesirable application.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Navigate the mouse cursor to the lower left of your screen.
  2. Open the Start Screen.
  3. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  4. In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
  5. Find the application.
  6. Uninstall the undesirable application.

Windows 10

  1. Enter Control Panel in the search bar located on the Taskbar.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and find the application, and then double-click on it.
  3. Uninstall the undesirable application.
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