What is Razor Web
Razor Web by Yontoo Technology Inc is adware and potentially unwanted program (PUP) in form of add-ons for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is not a virus, but can be a real headache. Main functionality of this piece of software is to generate and display ads, banners, pop-ups to user. This advertising may be based on habits or content users are interested in, but those ads are not affiliated with the sites you visit. “Ads by Razor Web” or banners “brought by Razor Web” hover over web pages and distract user. This is done by installing Razor Web extensions in browsers. To get rid of ads you need to remove Razor Web files and add-ons. In this tutorial I will show how you do it.
How Razor Web infected your PC
Razor Web spreads via bundled installation of free programs. Most of the free programs (maybe except open source) are packed with third-party utilities and tools, mostly adware or scare-ware. This is how developers monetize free traffic. Free cheese is only in the mouse trap. But most of the users worldwide forget about this and ignore basic security rules needed to operate your PC. Do not install software from untrusted sources, read user agreements, decline all additional offers as in 99% of cases they are useless. Use antivirus software, and one of the best to protect you from threats like Razor Web is Norton Antivirus.
Download Razor Web Removal Tool
To remove Razor Web completely we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Razor Web and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Razor Web manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Razor Web removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Razor Web installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Razor Web from Control Panel
To start removing Razor Web you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Razor Web from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Razor Web.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Razor Web from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Razor Web and click Uninstall.
Remove Razor Web from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Razor Web, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Razor Web
In some cases Razor Web won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Razor Web. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Razor Web folder and files. This happens, because file RazorWebbho.dll or service updateRazorWeb.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use Norton Antivirus or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Razor Web in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Razor Web
Remove Razor Web add-on from your browsers
Removing Razor Web from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Razor Web extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Razor Web extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Razor Web extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Razor Web from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Razor Web, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Razor Web.
Generally, Razor Web does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Razor Web extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Razor Web files:
Razor Web folders:
C:\Program Files\Razor Web
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Razor Web
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Razor Web. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.