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Should I remove WebCake?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,835
United States Rank #2,641
Reach 0.3646%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.66 days
373.61 days >
Average installed length: 196.31 days


3.00 100.00%

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WebCake 3.00

What is WebCake?

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.

About  (from Web Cake)

WebCake is designed to sweeten your browsing experience. You can compare shopping results, quickly search related topics, access web site ratings, etc. WebCake Compare is an easy way to compare prices for flights, hotels, cruises, insurance and more.

Certain browser and search engine settings may be adjusted to ...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 889.24 KB (910,580 bytes). The installed file WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebCake.
WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe (e89d463ab373cfacccbb0645e9ae8154) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.WebCake
AVG 2014.0.3609 Generic5
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.WebCake.a
Comodo Security 17154 Application.Win32.Webcake.~BU
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.92
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.WebCake
ESET-NOD32 7.8963 Win32/AdWare.Yontoo.E
Fortinet FortiGate 11/3/2013 Riskware/Yontoo
F-Secure 11.2013-03-11_1 Adware.WebCake.A
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.WebCake
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 AdWare.WebCake
Jiangmin KV131103 AdWare/WebCake.a
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.WebCake
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.03.09 Adware.WebCake
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.3 Adware:Win32/WebCake
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.WebCake.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.cbqexz
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Yontoo (fs)
WebCakeIEClient.dll (bd26e058c1d58e83932dbe761d4d539e) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 16540 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.11
ESET-NOD32 8523 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Yontoo.A.(kcloud)
PC Tools SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Yontoo
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_CAKEBEW
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_CAKEBEW
VIPRE Antivirus 19272 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 28 all detections
WebCake 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: WebCake LLC
URL: www.getwebcake.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebCake
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\TARMAI~1\{C4ED7~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 889.24 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WebCake 3.00

Program executable:WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\WebCake\WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe - WebCake.Desktop.Updater
  • (Malware detected) WebCakeIEClient.dll - WebCake Runtime
  • OptChrome.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).
Scheduled Task
  • WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9BA2D81D-AE08-4167-B4CE-BD3088DD9E8F}' (runs on registration).
  • 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:12.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0040614637%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00129727%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00276420%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,883
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:52 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:19 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:584 KB
Total CPU:0.0054529703%
Kernel CPU:0.00297973%
User CPU:0.00247324%
CPU cycles/sec:8,764,105

How do I remove WebCake?

You can uninstall WebCake 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 WebCake 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 WebCake.
  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 WebCake 3.00 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.99%
Windows 10 17.22%
Windows XP 9.36%
Windows Vista 5.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.35%
Windows 7 Professional 8.97%
Windows 8 5.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.58%
  Brazil 10.73%
  Germany 5.65%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Italy 3.64%
  Canada 2.76%
  India 2.53%
  France 2.12%
  MA 2.11%
  Australia 1.73%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Israel 1.25%
  Thailand 1.24%
  Belgium 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.02%
Acer 20.28%
Dell 18.21%
ASUS 8.63%
Toshiba 7.62%
Samsung 5.55%
Lenovo 3.79%
Intel 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.63%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.63%

comments1 comment

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[email protected] (Expert)over a year ago
A WebCake window pops up out of nowhere when visiting a shopping website? The homepage of browser is replaced with getwebcake.com? Useless toolbars is added on the browser? Computer slows down even though you close all irrelevant advertisements? If you encounter such case, your computer is attacked by an unwanted application called WebCake.