What is Web Monitor?
Web Monitor is the newest addition to an immerging lineage of adware applications that deceive people into thinking that they are unique and legitimate. It is suggested that you remove this particular program, because its proclaimed functions are non-existent. The murky software developers that published Web Monitor had only one thing in mind — use it to display commercial advertisements. Adware programs are indeed a cost-effective way to make money, since unreliable website owners and software developers use adware to promote their products and services. We believe that this particular application may advertise unreliable content, so it would be best if you get rid of it.
What does Web Monitor do?
Web Monitor is in no way an innovative advertising program. It has numerous clone applications that include: SpyLookout, WebWatch, Theater Mode, and a few others. However, we are confident that we will see more of these clones in the future. Now, Web Monitor is promoted as some sort of browsing protector/monitor. It is not clear how it should work, but we think that it is supposed to show you a list of websites that track your browsing activities using browser cookies. But, unfortunately, this application cannot perform the stated task, because it was not designed to.
In reality its only purpose it to generate revenue for its developers by displaying obnoxious third-party advertisements that are usually displayed as banners, text ads, in-texts, interstitial ads, pop-ups, and pop-unders. The program’s Terms and Conditions of Use suggest that the Web Monitor is not limited to these types of advertising. The developers claim that their third-party partners (of which there are many) will deliver you the most relevant and highest quality ads possible. Regardless, of how good these ads may look, they still come from unreliable sources. As per usual, Web Monitor’s owners do not check whether their partners are trustworthy, so you should trust the ads, even if you do not find them intrusive or annoying.
Where does Web Monitor come from?
We were not surprised to find out that Web Monitor is owned by Injekt LLC, an adware developer that over the years has unleashed hundreds upon hundreds of adware applications. However, not all of Web Monitor’s clones are digitally signed by Injekt. No, most of them are signed by third-party publishers. In any case, Web Monitor is distributed via its host website at Getwebmonitor.com. But people rarely download it from there, because something is obviously not right with this application. Its main means of distribution are software bundles that hide it deep in the installation settings, so you do not notice it. We cannot stress enough the need to always opt for custom installation settings, because that is how you can see additional software.
How to remove Web Monitor
So, if you have installed Web Monitor and you want to remove it, then you should consult our instructions provided at the end of this article. There is absolutely no reason to keep this application, because its stated functions do not work. It only displays commercial advertisements that come from unreliable sources, and there is no way of knowing if the promoted content is not malicious. So do not ignore your cyber security and spring into action.
Web Monitor removal guide
- Move the mouse to the lower-left side of the screen.
- Right-click on the Windows Start menu logo.
- Select Programs and Features.
- Locate the application and right-click on it and click Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
- Move the mouse cursor to the lower left of your screen.
- Open the Start Screen.
- Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
- In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
- Locate the application.
Windows Vista and 7
- Click Start Menu.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Select Programs and then Programs and Features.
- Locate the unwanted software and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and go to the Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate the undesirable program and click Remove.
How to remove the Web Monitor browser extension
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Select Extensions.
- Find the extension and click Remove.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select More tools and click Extensions.
- Find the application and click Remove.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T.
- Select Manage add-ons and click Toolbars and extensions.
- Find the plug-in and click Remove.
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