How to remove (uninstall) Web Assist Search

Web Assist Search program can also be called adware. The word stands for that Web Assist Search’s sole goal is to distribute huge amounts of untrusted banners on every site, disregarding your convenience or needs. Except that, it means that when you invite such kind of a software into the system, you will, before long, wish to eliminate it. It consumes way more time and worrying to delete an undesired tool than to escape it, so on this page, we will tell you how to make the PC adware-free forever. Except that, we will teach you the methods to uninstall the dangerous software that already got onto your computer.

Web Assist Search

Web Assist Search is an unreliable utility, which we’ve just mentioned. As all other kinds of malicious tools, Web Assist Search has some lines to follow and sticks to them constantly. They're not spontaneous, every Web Assist Search’s action gives rise to the next one, and if you understand where to look – you might detect adware right away. We will talk it over in the next section, but in this one we're going to explain how a user might recognize adware before installing it.


Questionable software are unable to afford to be fair with potential users and just say their goals. It might have dropped the penetration rates significantly if Web Assist Search’s description actually depicted what it does to your PC and the amount of troubles it takes to get rid of it. “This software is going to drown you in pop-ups, appearing in any place on the screen, blocking the information you want to see and generating unacceptable user experience.” We suppose that this is not happening, so if you search for a tool to install – inspect it thoroughly to prevent adware infection. Advertising utilities commonly use disguises of other kinds of tools. Here are some examples:

  • System cleaning programs. These are the crafty ones. System cleaning programs are, supposedly, created to execute the operations you can cope with manually, but literally don’t wanna expend your time in doing it. Deleting cache, old icons, useless empty folders, remains of incorrectly eliminated programs, etc. Naturally, swindlers understood that a lot of customers don’t ever do those things, and thus can't understand whether the system optimizer is doing something or not. It provoked an abundance of unwanted utilities, which demonstrate pointless practice and simulated reports, but their sole aim is to distribute advertising materials.
  • Utilities that help to “unlock” websites, which means that a customer can attend some web page from a territory where it's forbidden. These tools are called Virtual Private Networks, and they are very useful, and the very helpful ones are used by hundreds of thousands of customers. If you're going for a quality VPN – download a popular one.
  • Add-ons for browsing. Their announced purposes vary from speeding up victim's browser to adjusting access to the very tasty proposals of all sorts. We convince you that every well-known browser includes everything it requires for a user to utilize it effectually. Surely, there are many quality browser add-ons, but they are popular, and anyone can freely verify if one of them suits your needs.

How Web Assist Search works

You already know that Web Assist Search adware has a behavioral frame, and closely follows every inch of it. The primal piece you shouldn't forget is that suspicious tools aren't delivered in single file. They prefer to come in bundles. A bundle is a package, including a few software pieces, and just one of them is good. Suchlike files can be found on all torrent-trackers around the Web. That’s why we keep explaining to customers that they'd better get tools only from good sites: you won’t get any viruses, installing a tool from a well-known website that looks after its reputation.

When an installation file is uploaded on a website for public access, and a potential victim downloads it, comes another phase: the penetration. The package cannot be inspected until you run the installation process, and in case you do – it strongly suggests you to select a "recommended" way. It equals to admitting all those utilities onto your PC. Many victims neglect that information, and mindlessly call Web Assist Search and several other perilous utilities onto the laptop. To stop the infection on this stage, you should read every single bit of information that pops up while you're installing any tools.

The terminal phase is to prepare a victim’s PC for fraudsters' aims. Web Assist Search modifies the controls of the browser, changes the starting page address, and inserts additional strings to a registry to obstruct you from removing Web Assist Search if you are going to. These actions lead to an overwhelming number of ads on all sites and, with time, the compromised browser will cease preventing incoming infections, and the system will be fully overwhelmed with malicious utilities. If this opportunity is not suitable for you – you’d better remove Web Assist Search as soon as possible.

How to remove Web Assist Search

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser


  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:


  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete virus completely.

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