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Should I remove WebInternetSecurity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,084
United States Rank #11,919
Reach 0.0223%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.43 days
130.73 days >
Average installed length: 68.69 days

WebInternetSecurity

What is WebInternetSecurity?

The Plugin is supported by third-party advertising, and when you download the Plugin you will see various types of advertisements displayed through your browser as you visit locations on the Internet. The Plugin currently displays several basic types of advertising: sponsored links, traditional display advertisements, such as banner ads, "pop-unders" and interstitial ads,coupons, and video targeted ads. The sponsored links may sometimes appear as in-text advertising. Sponsored links may also be displayed in response to keyword searches you enter through Google, Bing and other search engines. It is typically offered through Adknowledge's Fusion Installer used to deliver adware plugins.

The software uses a local proxy server to inject various advertisements. It is based on the safe code-base as BrowserSafeguard, MaxWebSearch and WebSearchy, another adware proxy application.

About  (from Adknowledge)

The Internet browser that came with your computer does not protect you from the new threats that emerge on the Internet each day. Web Internet Security receives daily updates to ensure that it will neutralize the latest threats, so you can safely browse the Internet.
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
WebInternetSecurity has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Webinternetsecurity
URL: webinternetsecurity.com/Legal/Terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Webinternetsecurity
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Webinternetsecurity\uninstall.webinternetsecurity.exe" /u /UserID=05329216-6081-4d7f-846a-e4e26c8a1fd6 /SourceID=webinternetsecurity
Estimated size: 5.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebInternetSecurity

Program executable:WebInternetSecurity.exe
Name:WebInternetSecurity
Path:C:\Program Files\Webinternetsecurity\WebInternetSecurity.exe
MD5:32eabdec77ee9d02ea0acde54e817a2c
Additional files:
  • WebInternetSecurity.exe - WebInternetSecurity
  • uninstall.webinternetsecurity.exe
  • certutil.exe
  • ewebstorewrapper.dll
  • makecert.exe (by Microsoft) - ECM MakeCert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.webinternetsecurity.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WebInternetSecurity Update Task' (runs daily at 13:14).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • WebInternetSecurity.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WebInternetSecurity' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WebInternetSecurity\WebInternetSecurity.exe".
  • uninstall.webinternetsecurity.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WebInternetSecurity Update Task' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WebInternetSecurity\uninstall.webinternetsecurity.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WebInternetSecurity.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WebInternetSecurity' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Webinternetsecurity\WebInternetSecurity.exe".

How do I remove WebInternetSecurity?

Quickly and completely remove WebInternetSecurity from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall WebInternetSecurity from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WebInternetSecurity, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WebInternetSecurity.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 34.29%
Windows XP 5.14%
Windows Vista 3.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.06%
Windows 8.1 18.39%
Windows 8 12.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.62%
  France 11.33%
  United Kingdom 8.87%
  Canada 7.39%
  India 4.93%
  Germany 3.45%
  Iran 0.99%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Egypt 0.49%
  Croatia 0.49%
  Indonesia 0.49%
  Israel 0.49%
  Italy 0.49%
  Malaysia 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.33%
Acer 19.67%
Dell 18.03%
ASUS 16.39%
Toshiba 7.38%
GIGABYTE 4.10%
Samsung 1.64%
Apple 0.82%
Alienware 0.82%
American Megatrends 0.82%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.65%
ASUSTeK N73JQ 1.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.77%
Acer Predator G3620 1.77%

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