Manually updating adaware
This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes.
Web Companion is an browser extension-like app developed by Lavasoft and it is a free tool which is supposed to help you with adware, browser hijackers and other similar unwanted software elements that can get installed in your browser and interrupt your online experience.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name.
Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name.
However, ironically, Web Companion is, in fact, regarded as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) by a number of software security researchers and specialists due to a number of unpleasant traits and features that it seems to possess.
In the next lines, we will go over the most glaring examples of why this app is actually a PUP and why you might want to uninstall it.
We recommend downloading Spy Hunter to scan for malicious programs.Also, for those of you who actually have Web Companion on their machines and would like to have it taken away, we have a removal guide that we’ve posted further down this page.You can use it if you like in order to eliminate the PUP or you can resort to the recommended removal tool that’s in the guide.This is when a given app is included as a bonus element in the installation package of some other program.
Users can typically leave out the extra component but to do that they usually need to access the Advanced setup option from within the installation manager and manually opt out of the added/bundled component’s installation.
It might display ads on your screen on a regular basis, change certain elements of the browser you use such as its starting page, the search engine, the toolbar and so on.