84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Web Cake?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #5,076
United States Rank #6,767
Reach 0.1000%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.71 days
1112.45 days >
Average installed length: 584.51 days


3.00 100.00%

Other programs by Web Cake

Web Cake 3.00

What is Web Cake?

Web Cake (also known as WebCake desktop) is an adware program that displays coupons with offers and advertisements when you are shopping online. During installation the web browser extension will modify various settings and security settings of the installed web browsers. From the EULA it states: "Certain browser and search engine settings may be adjusted to optimize the performance of the Software. If your settings were optimized during installation, they will be automatically adjusted to the optimized settings below after install. You may change these settings at any time. PLEASE NOTE THAT CERTAIN OPTIMIZED SETTINGS MAY LOWER YOUR BROWSER SECURITY LEVEL."

In addition the extension will change the user's default home page and search settings. Enables both HTTPS (encrypted with SSL/TLS protocol) content and HTTP (unencrypted) content on a webpage without first alerting the user and obtaining consent. Search engine results will open in a new browser tab window when clicked.

About  (from Web Cake)

We may use the information you provide to us, and information we collect about your use of the Software through tracking and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant advertisements, offers and content when you use the Software. We may work with third party advertising networks and advertisers who hel...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Cake.
sqlite3.exe (7d66c7460240c5fa7da4e775df9ff328) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1122 Adware.WebCake.C
avast! 2014.9-140109 Win32:Webcake-A [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3600 AdInject.WebCake
Bitdefender Adware.WebCake.C
Bkav FE W32.Clodf78.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.WebCake.a
Comodo Security 17565 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.WebCake.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.WebCake
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 MSIL/WebCake.A
F-Secure 11.2014-09-01_5 Adware.WebCake.C
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.WebCake
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10750 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.10750 Trojan ( 004721191 )
Malwarebytes v2014.01.09.11 PUP.Optional.WebCake.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.WebCake.C
nProtect Adware.WebCake.C
Panda Antivirus Adware/WebCake
Symantec 1/9/2014 rev. 5 Yontoo
VIPRE Antivirus 25154 Yontoo (fs)
WDesktop.Updater.exe (6e3672209d3eef85b5fc010a26c11b73) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.581753
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Webcake-A [Adw]
AVG AdInject.WebCake
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.581753
Comodo Security 17518 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.WebCake.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.581753 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of MSIL/WebCake.A
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.581753
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.SuspectCRC
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.WebCake.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!6E3672209D3E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!6E3672209D3E
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.581753
nProtect 2013-12-29.01 Adware.WebCake.C
Panda Antivirus Adware/WebCake
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.3
VIPRE Antivirus 24880 Yontoo (fs)
WebCakeIEClient.dll (e17390f81bea343ca0013b5f0595cbc2) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Webcake-A [Adw]
AVG AdInject.WebCake
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.WebCake.C
Comodo Security 16815 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.WebCake.C (B)
ESET-NOD32 8723 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Yontoo
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.WebCake.C
G Data 22 Adware.WebCake.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.WebCake
Malwarebytes Adware.WebCake
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!E17390F81BEA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E17390F81BEA
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/WebCake
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.WebCake.C
nProtect 2013-08-23.03 Adware.WebCake.C
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0809
VIPRE Antivirus 20824 Yontoo (fs)
WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe (f7819b9af563c66708643e3dc48d002f) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.WebCake.B
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Webcake-A [Adw]
AVG AdInject.WebCake
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.WebCake.B
Comodo Security 17516 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.WebCake.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.WebCake.B (B)
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of MSIL/WebCake.A
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.WebCake.B
G Data 22 Adware.WebCake.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.WebCake
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.WebCake.B
nProtect 2013-12-29.01 Adware.WebCake.C
VIPRE Antivirus 24868 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 74 all detections
Web Cake 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

URL: www.getwebcake.com
Help link: www.getwebcake.com/Terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Web Cake
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\TARMAI~1\{C4ED7~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 920.92 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Web Cake 3.00

Program executable:sqlite3.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Web Cake
Path:C:\Program Files\Web Cake\sqlite3.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WebCakeIEClient.dll - Web Cake Runtime
  • OptChrome.exe
  • optimizer.exe
  • (Malware detected) WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe (by cake bake) - Desktop.Updater
  • WADesktop.Updater.exe (by cake bake)
  • (Malware detected) WDesktop.Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebCakeIEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebCake' with the class of {2A5A2A90-3B30-4E6E-A955-2F232C6EF517} (WebCake Layers).
2 Services
  • WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe runs as a service named 'WebCakeUpdater' (WebCakeUpdater).
  • WDesktop.Updater.exe runs as a service named 'WebCakeUpdater' (WebCakeUpdater).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004816544%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020122%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028043%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:74,134
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:999 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Web Cake?

You can uninstall Web Cake 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Web Cake 3.00, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Web Cake.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Web Cake 3.00 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.82%
Windows 10 18.92%
Windows XP 8.93%
Windows Vista 5.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.87%
Windows 8 6.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.41%
  Brazil 8.29%
  Germany 4.81%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  India 3.24%
  MA 2.62%
  Canada 2.48%
  Israel 2.48%
  France 2.24%
  Italy 1.57%
  Thailand 1.57%
  Philippines 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  DZ 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.29%
Dell 19.48%
Acer 19.48%
ASUS 8.62%
Toshiba 7.09%
Samsung 4.83%
Lenovo 4.19%
Intel 2.74%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.73%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.54%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.