What is WebScan PRO?
WebScan PRO is an adware program that takes you by surprise and then tries to push you into clicking potentially harmful content. The application displays a lot of commercial advertisements as it needs to generate financial profit for its developers. Luckily, the adware application is not an extremely malicious computer security threat. You can remove WebScan PRO via Control Panel and then restore your browser settings manually. Whatever you do, you should make sure that there are no other similar programs on your computer. If you happen to have more than one potentially dangerous program on-board, you should terminate them all with a powerful antispyware tool.
Where does WebScan PRO come from?
Unfortunately, WebScan PRO does not have an official website that would allow us to find out more about the application. Nevertheless, our researchers have found that this program comes from the same group of potentially dangerous applications as HealthcareGovTool, SecurityPatchUpdater, PursePerks, Outfox TV, and others. This means that the application comes from a prominent group of computer threats, and, thus, it is clear why security experts agitate for its removal.
While you are at it, you should also look for other unwanted applications. Since the program in question does not have an official website, it is only natural that it comes bundled with freeware. In other words, you must have installed WebScan PRO accidentally when you were setting up some freeware application.
What does WebScan PRO do?
The primary objective of adware programs is to display advertisements. These advertisements are generated by third-party advertising networks, and the programs in question do not even bother checking whether the ad content is safe or not.
Upon installation, WebScan PRO adds extensions to Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer to monitor your online activity. Once the application has enough data, it starts spamming you with coupons and discount offers, all of which are related to your latest web searches. The type of ad you see depends on the websites you visit, but you can be sure to see an annoying pop-up if your system has been compromised by WebScan PRO.
Anyone can tell that the commercial ads are more annoying than just dangerous side-effects of having an adware application installed. However, what we worry about is that WebScan PRO could be exploited by cyber criminals when you expect it the least. For instance, you could accidentally click an ad that contains outgoing links to dangerous websites. Subsequently, this could lead to a malware infection, and you certainly can avoid that if you remove WebScan PRO at once.
How do I remove WebScan PRO?
We have already mentioned in the first paragraph that you can delete this adware application from your computer through Control Panel. As far as the browser extensions are concerned, you can delete them manually if you follow the instructions below.
However, that may not be enough to ensure your system’s safety. You will have to scan your PC with a computer security tool of your choice to locate all the potential threats that might have come with WebScan PRO. When you have the list of dangerous programs, terminate them all automatically and then make sure your computer is protected from similar threats in the future.
Manual WebScan PRO Removal
Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8
- Press Win+R and the Run command prompt will open.
- Enter “control panel” into the Open box and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove WebScan PRO.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove WebScan PRO.
- Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall WebScan PRO.
Delete WebScan PRO from Your Browser
- Press Alt+F and click More tools.
- Open Extensions and remove WebScan PRO.
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove WebScan PRO from Extensions.
- Restart your browser.
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