Remove WebCake Malware Family Apps
The WebCake is a malware family consisting of browser hijackers, adware and spyware. WebCake Deals, WebCake Related Searches, WebCake Toolbar, WebCake Ads all these applications are closely related and, as a result, fall in the previously mentioned WebCake family. Because, there are so many apps the infection symptoms can vary greatly starting with annoying pop-up ads or coupon-deal ads and ending with undesired browser redirects or in-text advertisements. Furthermore, a well-known dubious search engine Conduit is also associated with these infections.
WebCake is presented as a browser add-on which is compatible with all popular internet browsers such as IE, Chrome or Firefox. The application is usually distributed packed inside the installation file of some freeware e.g. download-managers, video recording/streaming apps, PDF creators. When you install the main program, the WebCake will be also installed as an addition. Yontoo, 1ClickDownload and FBPhotoZoom are the applications which are usually bundled with WebCake.
After the installation of WebCake, users will be presented with “See Similar” button each time they’re browsing webpages such as Best Buy, Expedia, Facebook etc. The mentioned button appears on product images. If a user clicks on it, advertisement associated with WebCake will appear.
WebCake Deals is a widely spread adware. It presents comparisons and coupons in a form of a drop down menus. Furthermore, due to the adware pop up ads will be displayed once user hovers over an item. This unwanted application can be recognized from a text that says “WebCake shop at first site”. The adware associated pop-ups frequently appear when users visit webpages such as Gap.com. Users are presented with a blue search field and a tag which consists of a compare tab and a coupons tab.
WebCake Ads are ads presented by WebCake. The advertisements are presented in forms of coupons, pop-ups or in-text ads. Furthermore, they are constantly appearing if the computer is connected to the internet. All of these advertisements have the name of the application somewhere written on them. Finally, the WebCake might try to disguise their ads as Google advertisements.
WebCake Related Searches a.k.a. WebCake Search
WebCake has the capabilities to display a menu which is found on the right side of the browser. If the user is searching online for the Honda HRV, the WebCake menu presents a group of supposedly similar ads. While some of them will at least be associated with cars, the other might promote recipes or gardening.
WebCake Review is also an adware, but it has one difference from other WebCake adware apps. It shows ads with a sponsored Trust Rating. Users should have in mind that webpages promoted by WebCake Review and WebCake Ads are potentially dangerous.
This application appears only when users select or highlight text on a webpage. This type of adware is called highlighted-text adware. When the application is activated it will display a mini menu from WebCake which has icons for WordPress, Wikipedia, Youtube, Google, Twitter or others. The menu enables users to search for information in the previously mentioned domains (Google, Facebook etc.). You might find this application in browsers such as Chrome by default.
If users want to avoid dealing with unwanted software in the future, they should always remember these simple tips. Firstly, before downloading any program, make sure that the software developer and distributor are trustworthy. Secondly, when installing applications always choose the “Custom Installation” mode because only then you will be presented with a list of additional programs which are going to be installed. If some of the extra software is unwanted, remove the tick next to program’s name.
Automatic WebCake Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect WebCake and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual WebCake Removal
Important Note: WebCake can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
To remove WebCake, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to WebCake and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
Also remove WebCake from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Delete any folder related to “WebCake” from the following folders: