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Should I remove Web-Cake?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,069
United States Rank #8,942
Reach 0.0762%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.48 days
987.59 days >
Average installed length: 518.91 days


3.00 100.00%

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Web-Cake 3.00

What is Web-Cake?

The WebCake web browser plugin by sterkly LLC declares that it can sweeten browsing experience. It can modify Windows hosts file and DNS settings. Once installed, the WebCake Safe will display a see similar button on the product images of the shopping websites such as Amazon, Expedia, Best Buy, Facebook and so on. As long as you click the see similar button, the WebCake will pop up ads.


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1002.42 KB (1,026,478 bytes). WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • 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.
(8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE W32.Clodc3a.Trojan
WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe (7d66c7460240c5fa7da4e775df9ff328) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.WebCake.C
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Webcake-A [Adw]
AVG AdInject.WebCake
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.WebCake.C
Bkav FE W32.Clodf78.Trojan.b9e6
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.WebCake.a
Comodo Security 17565 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.WebCake.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.WebCake.C (B)
ESET-NOD32 9257 MSIL/WebCake.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.WebCake.C
G Data 22 Adware.WebCake.C
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 004721191 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 004721191 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.WebCake.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.WebCake.C
nProtect 2014-01-06.03 Adware.WebCake.C
Panda Antivirus Adware/WebCake
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Yontoo
VIPRE Antivirus 25154 Yontoo (fs)
WebCakeIEClient.dll (6c04c74252067da9e11289dc3d734dbb) has been flagged by the following 15 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 16822 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.WebCake.C (B)
ESET-NOD32 8726 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Yontoo
G Data 22 Adware.WebCake.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.WebCake
Malwarebytes Adware.WebCake
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/WebCake
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.WebCake.C
nProtect 2013-08-23.03 Adware.WebCake.C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0814
VIPRE Antivirus 20866 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 37 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tepfel
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\TARMAI~1\{C4ED7~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 1002.42 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Web-Cake 3.00

Program executable: (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Tepfel\
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WebCakeIEClient.dll (by Bake-Cake) - Bake-Cake Runtime
  • (Malware detected) WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe (by cake bake) - Desktop.Updater
  • OptChrome.exe
  • optimizer.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.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).
  • WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe runs as a service named 'WebCake Desktop Updater' (WebCake Desktop Updater) "Provides limited updating assistance for WebCake Desktop".

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

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.22%
Windows 10 17.85%
Windows XP 11.19%
Windows Vista 4.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.05%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Windows 8 6.50%
Windows 8.1 4.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.94%
  Brazil 9.46%
  Germany 7.16%
  United Kingdom 5.18%
  India 3.71%
  Canada 3.71%
  Thailand 2.81%
  MA 2.11%
  Israel 2.05%
  Italy 1.98%
  France 1.53%
  Indonesia 1.47%
  Saudi Arabia 1.47%
  Netherlands 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.55%
Acer 21.66%
Dell 18.36%
ASUS 8.86%
Toshiba 7.58%
Samsung 5.98%
Lenovo 2.24%
Intel 2.03%
American Megatrends 1.81%
Medion 1.07%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.37%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.11%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 2.85%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.59%


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