What is Web Zoom

Web Zoom is a potentially unwanted program categorized as adware. Such programs cause absolute clutter around your browser by displaying various types of advertisements. Whilst the initial purpose is to improve browsing by generating ostensibly useful content based on user’s habits, the reality looks totally different. Banners and coupons promoted by Web Zoom may contain hidden links that, once clicked, redirect users to malicious websites that run executable scripts or force you to do something. Advertisements shown by Web Zoom can be called: “Ads by Web Zoom”, “Powered by Web Zoom”, “Brought to you by Web Zoom”. Besides that, adware programs alter browser settings which means that cybercriminals are allowed to spy on your activity and selling the recorded data (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations,etc.) on criminalistic platforms. Luckily, Web Zoom is a low-level threat and can be easily removed from your computer.

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How Web Zoom infected your computer

The most notable method of distributing adware is bundling. Bundling is a type of marketing tool designed to promote third-parties software alongside repacks. Sometimes, the bundled software may be legitimate and useful, however, not in our case. During the installation, users tend to misuse skipping additional sections like “Advanced/Custom” in order to finish the setup quicker. As a result, people get inadvertently hooked on the gross tricks prepared by swindlers. Another popular approach used by extortionists is via fake software updaters. These can be seen on suspicious websites that claim your software to be outdated. Therefore, gullible users download these clients and get infected by adware instead of promised updates. Be careful when surfing the web, try to avoid visiting untrustworthy resources that are filled with lots of ads hovering over the pages. To get rid of Web Zoom once and for all, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Download Web Zoom Removal Tool
  2. Stop Web Zoom notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Web Zoom from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Web Zoom extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Web Zoom search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Web Zoom

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Web Zoom completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Web Zoom and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Web Zoom completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Web Zoom and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Web Zoom manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Web Zoom removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Web Zoom installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Web Zoom from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Web Zoom you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Web Zoom”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Web Zoom from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Web Zoom might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Web Zoom from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Web Zoom from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Web Zoom or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Web Zoom from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Web Zoom or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Web Zoom from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Web Zoom or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Web Zoom from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Web Zoom from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Web Zoom or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Web Zoom or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Web Zoom

In some cases, Web Zoom won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Web Zoom. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Web Zoom folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Web Zoom in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Web Zoom or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Web Zoom using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Web Zoom. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Web Zoom from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Web Zoom.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Web Zoom from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Web Zoom related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Web Zoom extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Web Zoom extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Web Zoom extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Web Zoom from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Web Zoom, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Web Zoom extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Web Zoom does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Web Zoom extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Web Zoom installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Web Zoom

Web Zoom push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Web Zoom” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Web Zoom, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Web Zoom.

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