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How to Remove Websteroids Ads? ( Adware Removal Guide )

 

Some people complained that they didn’t know what Websteroids is but it constantly advertised to them, which made they feel very vexed. For this nuisance, we have already worked out an effective removal method for the completely removal of Websteroids ads.

 

What is Websteroids

 

Websiteroids is a browser plugin injecting ads into random page while users browse, which is identified as adware.

In the official websites of Websteroids, it claims the Websteroids is a free app and is used to help people destroy any of websites just by clicking its icon on the page. However, the adware’s major task is to display product ads for its partner so as to gain return form them.

The image of Websteroids’ official websites

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If you are unfortunately infected with Websteroids adware, then you can find that browser extension Websteroids is installed on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, etc. Because of this plug-in, your browser will continue to show ad from Websteroids. In the format of banner, in-text ads, and hyperlink on random words, Websteroids ads play an active role in the effort to attract users to download or purchase the product it prompts. In addition, Websteroids extension will collect people’s browsing cookies and data to generate ads based on their preferences. Similar to the picture shown below, users will easily neglect it despite it appears somewhere on their browser.

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How Dose Websteroids Come to Your PC

 

Websteroids accesses computer mainly by the means bundling. It is packaged with different free downloads including player updates, free software, video recording/streaming to install on your PC along with other potentially unwanted programs (collectively additional offers) without direct knowledge and permission.

Or some victims install the adware from its websites by themselves. Many of them know little about the program, are regretful after install it and don’t know how to remove the adware. What’s more annoying, the adware itself contains other PUP installers such as a search toolbar which will modify your default browser settings.

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Thus we suggest users to be attentive when download programs from the internet. If it is necessary, please select Custom Installation in the beginning of the installation. Then you can clearly know what additional offers the program includes and prevent they from getting into your PC by clicking “Skip” or “Decline” or unchecking the selected box of these options.
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How to Remove Websteroids Ads

 

–Removal guide

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Step 1 Detect and remove malicious files related to Websteroids via Anvi Smart Defender

 

We have mentioned that Websteroids adware is packaged with free downloads to go to your PC. So it can’t be ruled out that other PUPs install on your computer during the installation of these downloads, too. Besides, you may be infected with malware infections duo to its pop-up ads. So you need the antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender to give you a full system scam and remove all of PUPs and the malicious files related to Websteroids adware.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scam of your system. Remove all of the malicious files after the scam finished.
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Step 2: Uninstall Websteroids program from computer and optimize your PC

 

The tool Anvi Uninstaller contained in Cloud System Booster( PC maintaining&optimizing software ) specializes in remove various programs installing in your PC. The “Recently Installed” tab can help those who can’t distinguish adware or PUP to easily get rid of them as it tracks back to the time around the Websteroids program installing.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.

 

1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.

Download: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. After installing, open it and click Toolbox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.

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3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Websteroids. ( Please SkipCreate System Restore Points” when remove)

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Please note the last step “leftover scan and remove” is only available for Pro version (link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php)

>>>If you install the pro version of Cloud System Booster, please direct switch to Slim Toolbar to get rid of Websteroids plugin.

Go back to Home→click the arrow at the lower right corner→Slim Toolbar

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Remove Websteroids plugin from your browser like what the picture shows.

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Click on Quick Care button on the Home page after finishing removing Websteroids plugin to scan junk files and invalid registry entries left in your computer; and then click Clean to optimize your PC.

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—Alternative removal choice

 

It is available that removing Websteroids program through your control panel except by Anvi Uninstaller.

 

For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Websteroids program, select it and click Remove.

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For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Websteroids program, select it and click Uninstall/Change.

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For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Websteroids program, select it and click Uninstall/Change.

After remove the all of PUPs from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download:http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.


 

Step 3: Remove Websteroids browser extension from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Here we offer you 3 option to remove Websteroids browser extension from your browser.

Option 1 Remove Websteroids browser extension via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)
Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab
Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


 

Option 1 Remove Websteroids browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove unknown browser add-on one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove Extensions 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 Websteroids extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab

 

Internet Explorer

Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) 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 Websteroids extension and then click on Disable.

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Firefox

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 Websteroids browser add-on.

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Google Chrome

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 Websteroids and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser

 

Please note that this method will make your personalized browser settings lost and recover to the default settings of browser itself. Please be careful when choose this method to get rid of.

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Reset Mozilla Firefox
Reset Google Chrome


 

For Internet Explorer users

 

1. Go to Internet Explorer> click the gear icon(for IE 9 and 10)/Tools (for IE 8) at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.

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2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.

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3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset

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4. After completing the reset, click Close and then click OK.

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For Firefox users

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click Troubleshooting information.

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2. Then, click on Reset Firefox to restore browser settings to their original defaults.

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For Google Chrome users

 

1. Click the Chrome menu 8 on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
2. Click Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section. Click Reset browser settings.
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3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows them to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

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If you want know what settings will be impacted after resetting your browser settings, please see Reset browser settings on Google’s website.


 

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.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html  

Purchase link: http://www.anvisoft.com/product/adbupgrade.php

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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For more details, please see Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker

That’s it.
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Keep your disk drivers clean

 

After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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