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How to Remove “Ads by Webexp Enhanced” Pop-up Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)


After experiencing pop-ups upon clicking random non-hyperlinked text on various “safe” and familiar webpages, I suspected that malware was present. I noted “Webexp Enhanced V1″ listed in Firefox “Add-ons”. What should I do to remove this virus from my computer completely?

In this post, we will guide you to remove Webexp Enhanced from your computer and web browser to stop those “Ads by Webexp Enhanced” pop-ups.



What Is Webexp Enhanced?



Webexp Enhanced is a potentially unwanted program categorized as adware, which can display advertisements on most of the popular internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, Webexp Enhanced is often installed without obvious notification when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

In essence, Webexp Enhanced is browser extension and add-on that can work with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once installed, Webexp Enhanced will distribute advertisements labeled with “Ads by Webexp Enhanced” and turn text into hyperlinks all over the webpage that you are visiting, especially on those of online merchants. All those ads and hyperlinks aimed to promote games, questionable applications, and other products, so you may end up with more unexpected applications or adware on your computer. At the same time, cyber criminals who designed Webexp Enhanced can get pay-per-click revenue.

Webexp Enhanced ads 3

You may wonder how Webexp Enhanced survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because Webexp Enhanced is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But Webexp Enhanced does interfere with users’ surfing, so you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.


Symptom and danger of being infected by Webexp Enhanced:

> Your web browser is overwhelmed by Webexp Enhanced pop-up ads;

> Webpages are extremely slow to load;

> Your web browser crash down unexpectedly;

> Your privacy is threatened for it can access your data on all websites;

> It may monitor your online activities and collect your search terms to feed you more precise ads.

> You may end up with more adware or malware on your computer when you click on the links in the ads.



How to Remove Webexp Enhanced and Stop Ads by Webexp Enhanced Pop-ups? (Removal Guide)



Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove Webexp Enhanced and stop Webexp Enhanced ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall Webexp Enhanced and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove Webexp Enhanced extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove Webexp Enhanced and stop Webexp Enhanced ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips




Option 1 > Remove Webexp Enhanced and stop Webexp Enhanced ads manually


Step 1 Uninstall Webexp Enhanced and related malicious programs


As mentioned above, Webexp Enhanced often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Webexp Enhanced and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.


For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall Webexp Enhanced and other unknown or unexpected programs.


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Webexp Enhanced and any suspicious third-party application

Webexp Enhanced uninstall


For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Webexp Enhanced and any suspicious third-party application



Step 2 Remove Webexp Enhanced extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome


If you are still encountering Webexp Enhanced ads after removing Webexp Enhanced and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Webexp Enhanced leftovers on your web browser.


For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Webexp Enhanced and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Webexp Enhanced 1.1)


Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins


For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Webexp Enhanced and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it




Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that although Webexp Enhanced and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.


1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan



Option 2 > Remove Webexp Enhanced and stop Webexp Enhanced ads with Cloud System Booster


To remove Webexp Enhanced and stop Webexp Enhanced ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.


Cloud System Booster free download link:


1. Uninstall Webexp Enhanced with Anvi Uninstaller


Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.


Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate Webexp Enhanced or any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove



Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link:



2. Remove Webexp Enhanced browser extension and plugins


Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.


Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar


When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

Click-N-Mark extension remove



3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.


Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan


Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Webexp Enhanced. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.



Malware Prevention Tips                     


1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Webexp Enhanced sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.


2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.


3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like Webexp Enhanced may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link:

Anvi Smart Defender-1


There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: (expires in 15 days)


  • Jillian

    Oh my god, this saved me from insanity! I knew I could remove it with the Add/Remove programs but I had no idea about the extensions in the browser!

    • Andrew_Anvisoft

      Glad to hear that this removal guide helped you!

  • Shaguna

    Thanks for your help. This tool is maddening!!!