The Lavasoft or Ad-Aware Web Companion is a Computer Software program made by Lavasoft Company. The distributor Lavasoft claims that this tool protect’s a user from hijacking and provide protection to his computer from cyber attacks. Wikipedia has claimed that Lavasoft has started hiding some hard to uninstall software’s and getting it’s users tricked to install them on his computer. Web Companion is also changing user’s browser homepage and setting’s. Lot’s of people want to Disable and uninstall web Companion on their computer’s .You can read more about What is web companion, how it get’s into your pc and why you should remove it here.
Common problems while removing Web companion
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- After Uninstalling Web Companion It’s add-ons still stays on your browser
- You will not see Web Companion inside Program and Features, but It will be installed on your Computer.
- Even After removing all of it’s programs settings will not be reversed which was changed by it.
How to Disable and Uninstall Web companion on Windows Computer
Below I am providing you a complete tutorial about how to uninstall web companion.
Uninstall Web companion Manually.
- Click on windows button and Search for program and features.
- Click on Program and features and Find Web companion on the list of programs.
- Highlight Web companion and Click Uninstall to start removal process.
- Check the Restore my Browser homepage settings and Restore my browser search settings checkboxes.
- Click close Button after completing Uninstall process and restart your Computer.
- After coming back from reboot Click on windows button and Search for regedit.
- Now click on regedit (Registry Editor), Expend all registries and delete all the registry settings related to Web companion (If you are not comfortable with manual registry removal you can install and run registry cleaner, to remove broken or junk registry settings automatically ).
Note: Deleting Wrong Registry settings can hurt your computer, Take a backup of your registry settings before deleting them.
Remove Web companion Settings and Extensions from Browsers.
After uninstalling Web Companion, there will be Web companion Extensions and settings left in your browsers, Follow below steps to remove them.
Chrome Browser :
- Type chrome://extensions/ in your Chrome Browser Url bar and Hit Enter
- Now disable or remove all the suspicious Extensions from there.
- After Disabling your Extensions again enter this url in your Url bar chrome://settings/search .
- Now change your search engine to default.
Firefox Browser :
- Oen Firefox Browser
- Push Ctrl+Shift+A buttons at the same time.
- Now Click on Extensions and disable or remove all the suspicious Extensions from here.
- After Disabling your Extensions, Enter this url in your Url bar and hit Enter about:preferences#search .
- Now Change your search engine settings to default or google.
- Open Internet Explorer
- Push Alt+T buttons at the same time.
- Click on Manage Add-ones
- Under Toolbars and Extensions Disable Web companion or any Suspicious Extension.
- After Disabling Extensions, Now Click on Search Providers, select Google and then click close button.
Now you are done, Thanks for reading my article about how to Install Lavasoft Ad-Aware Web Companion from your computer.. If you have any other query or suggestion, you can feel free to comment below.