Can’t remove AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen virus because it keeps coming back after reboot? What can it do to damage your computer? From this post you will learn to how to get rid of this tricky virus safely and completely.
AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen is a dangerous Adware which is able to monitor your web browsing habits and collect related information. It may arrive in files attached to e-mail and instant messages, come embedded into letters or get downloaded using peer-to-peer applications. Being as a dangerous and malignant adware program, it will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. Now computers running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP are the major targets of these adware program.
Once AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen virus gets on board, it can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness. The collected data is usually used to distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine so that you will have a sea of unwanted pop up ads that are impossible to stop. This virus mostly comes bundled with some freeware but it can’t be detected and removed from your PC easily because you won’t find it in the Add/Remove Programs. Also running security tool does nothing help to get rid of it because it can escape from the detection. The main purpose of this virus is to reroute infected Internet users to corrupt web pages. And it greatly slows down the infected PC and makes it work weird. It is suggested users to use the manual removal instructions below to remove AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen virus completely and permanently.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
This tricky virus is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below to delete AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen virus immediately:
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries related to this Adware that should be deleted:
AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen virus can attack Windows operating system running on 32 bits. It can be downloaded from the program’s website or bundled with some third-party software installation programs. With it inside the system, the computer will gradually and extremely slow down and constant stuck can be expected more often. Besides, it controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements to bother you. Other annoyances that may come with this adware are certain changes in your internet setting like your home page being changed and additions to your favorites list you didn’t make. It’s obvious that you have adware on your computer if you see advertisements within your programs or on your desktop. Therefore, to prevent all the bad consequences from happening to ruin your computer, remove this adware as quickly as you can.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 11, 2013 10:47 am