How to remove WEBSOCK.EXE

Our article will explain you everything about the Trojan software called WEBSOCK.EXE, the methods of infection, and the manners to protect the laptop from it. We have made easy and helpful instructions that will assist you to uninstall WEBSOCK.EXE, and any consequences of its doing in five minutes.

The object of our today's item is WEBSOCK.EXE Trojan that provoked the massive wave of concern lately. If the PC is corrupted with this program, then you most likely face some problems with its deletion. Trojan viruses are known for their high effectiveness, and are able to strongly resist removal, setup their backups and reinstall after incorrect removal. This issue can be solved easily, and in the end of this item you'll find the decent advices on WEBSOCK.EXE removal. Also this method helps to purify the whole hard drive from other unwanted programs that might infect it. If you had faced Trojans before - skip the information paragraphs, but if Trojans threat is something unknown for you - inspect the following paragraphs to learn how to defend your system against these threats.


Experts declare that Trojans make up most part of all undesired programs, according to the fact that they are easy in operation , suitable for different illegal tasks and cheap . The regular examples of such tasks are spying on the user , botnets development , downloading and maintaining already installed malware or theft of passwords and crucial information . The most important weakness of Trojans lies in their name - they can't infect anything without human permission. Many users think that virus is anything that is dangerous for their systems, but you can't call Trojans viruses, because virus is the self-replicating program, that can avalanche spreading over data carriers and the Internet. Trojan viruses effectively infect systems with little assistance of other tools or with victim's help, but can't do it on their own. After infesting the workstation, the Trojan is extremely difficult to reveal manually that is highly valuable for all kinds of web-criminals. All these things were said to show one simple idea: you shouldn't let Trojans to enter the computer, because it's much more difficult to delete them then to avoid them.

There is a common (and wrong) opinion that AV utility can totally defend the system from viruses. Antiviral software are extremely helpful, but they cannot restrict the whole Internet, and prohibit you to download anything you want, including malware. To make sure that the device is safe, you need to forget about some dangerous habits, and behave prudently in the Web. It's not hard, and you will have to abide one of the written down advices:

  • The highly effective option is to totally quit using utilities of suspicious provenance. By these we mean all the tools downloaded not from the official developer websites or licensed vendors. Naturally, the pirated copies of licensed tools also are potentially harmful. If you quit downloading such programs, the probability of penetration would be reduced to a minimum, and antivirus can rapidly cope with it.
  • If you aren't prepared to fully forget about using not official content, you should carefully inspect each downloaded program. Trojan programs commonly hide under the guise of good programs such as browsers , system optimizers , browser games , AV software , driver updaters and search engines . Don't install strange programs from this list, and when installing any pirated utility - watch closely at the installation, declining all suggestions for getting extra software.

Use these advices and you will clearly see their result: the PC will become speedy , clean and workable , and will remain so for years.

WEBSOCK.EXE removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Usually we propose two ways to delete perilous software, but unfortunately, when uninstalling Trojans, it's almost impossible to find and get rid of them manually. Trojan can hide literally anywhere in the system, so a novice user can make a mistake, erase a crucial folder and harm the computer. To avoid this, we have created a guide that will help you to eliminate WEBSOCK.EXE easily and efficiently. Stage #1 will be booting the computer in Safe Mode and checking system folders. Step #2 is to download and install Spyhunter antivirus. After that - abide the guide, and after a few moments your PC will be able to work again.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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