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How to Remove Web Connect Pop-up Virus? ( Removal Guide )


Browser pop-up ads from Web Connect appear inexplicably? there is a pressing need to remove them completely? This article contains step by step removal guide on how to get rid of Web Connect Pop-up virus. Read on.


About Web Connect Pop-up Virus


Web Connect is actually a potentially unwanted program (PUP)/adware that hijacks all your browsers taking the format of browser add-on.

Once infected by this adware, not only will it install the related program onto your PC but also add its add-ons to all of your browsers including IE, Firefox as well as Google Chrome. Under the action of Web Connect browser add-on, ads, coupons and deals start to pop up constantly on your browsers. Through changing your browsing experience, popping up coupons which are from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices, it can generates traffic and revenue. To display tailored search results for you, it will collect your browsing habits and personal information.So your privacy information is at risk of being stolen and used for commercial uses.

Screenshots of Web Connect pop-up virus





How to Remove Web Connect Pop-up Virus


Effective method for the removal of Web Connect pop-up virus

Step 1 Remove Web Connect toolbar from your PC

  • Option 1 Remove Web Connect via Anvi Uninstaller( a box tool of Cloud System Booster )
  • Option 2 Remove Web Connect through control panel

Step 2 Remove Browser add-on from IE, Firefor & Google Chrome (automatically/manually)
Step 3 Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster
Step 4 Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker



Step 1 Remove Web Connect from your PC


Option 1 Remove Web Connect via Anvi Uninstaller( a box tool of Cloud System Booster )


Note: Web Connect pop-up virus infects your PC alongside different free software, shareware or video, download from the internet, so you are suggested to uninstall all unknown and dubious programs. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the Web Connect pop-ups appearing.


If you are feel hard to find the potentially unwanted programs(PUP) installed recently, it is highly recommended to uninstall them via Anvi Uninstaller.


  • Delete leftover items of Web Connect pop-up virus after removing it from your PC
  • Categorize the programs on your PC to help you find PUP installed recently quickly and easily


1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.

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2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds.



3. Then, click run to scan all programs on your PC.



4. Switch to Recently Installed tab ( help you find PUPs easily ), Select Web Connect or other potentially unwanted programs like below, right click on it, then click Uninstall. Repeat the operation to remove other unwanted programs.

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5. Anvi Uninstaller customizes three removal steps for users during the process of removing Web Connect. Picture is displayed below, you can skip first step to go on the following operations. (Perfect Scan is only available in Pro version)



6. After removing Web Connect, Anvi Uninstall will detect all leftover items of this infection to offer you a perfect removal. Please click Delete to remove it and then click Close.

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Option 2 Remove Web Connect toolbar through control panel


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Web Connect, unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Remove one by one.



For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Web Connect, unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.


For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Web Connect, unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.


Step 2> Remove browser add-on from IE, Firefox & Google Chrome(automatically/manually)


——Remove add-ons via Anvi Slim ToolBar


1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.


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2. Remove toolbars from browsers


After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select WebConnect and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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——Manunally remove browser add-ons


For Internet Explorer users

For Mozilla Firefox users

For Google Chrome users


If you are Internet Explorer users:


Click on Tools( For Windows XP )/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( For Windows 7 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on  WebConnect browser add-on and then click on Disable.


If your are Firefox users:


Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of WebConnect browser add-on.



If you are Google Chrome users:


Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate WebConnect browser add-on and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.



Step 3 Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster


There still exists some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling Web Connect pop-up virus. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.


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1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.


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2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.


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Step 4> Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker


To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

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After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.



When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.



Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.





Recommended Tips


How to Avoid Being Infected by Browser add-on


Considering that you may be prompted to download different kind of free software stating it is useful for you from the internet, especially these websites:,,, and Brothersoft, you’d better be cautious and attentive when download free software.

Always Remember that installing free software from unknown websits may be equal to installing some browser hijackers, toolbars or other type of malware. Mostly, you don’t know that there is a malicious program installing on your PC and modifying some settings of your PC system and browsers as this installation runs when you keep the option—Recommended installation the free software gives you when install this free software. Therefore, please always remember to select Customize installation and refuse any unknown programs’ installation.

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