I think you would agree that one of the most frustrating things that can happen to you when using your computer is for it to not do what you want it to do. We’ve all had the experience when we go to do something and the computer has its own plans and doesn’t obey like it is supposed to.
After battling with some of these myself, including the dreaded “root-kit virus,” I learned the tools that would give me the upper hand as much as I possibly could have. I educated myself and set about creating a secure system that would allow me to do my work in peace and without issues.
Here you’ll learn what tools you need and you will learn the answer everyone wants to know, why are they there and what can I do to get rid of them?
What is Webdiscover
Webdiscover is known by many things. Some call it a PUP, or a potentially unwanted program, others call it malware, while others are calling it a web bar, which it is technically. That’s what we see anyway.
It is know as malware, adware, and PUP’s because of how it acts. How it acts is what the problem is actually. I ended up doing some schooling on these things with classes that ended up teaching me basic hacking techniques, white hat hacking that it, so I could see how these things work. Really, for the majority of the people out there, hacking and virus infestation are some of the most misunderstood things in the Internet world.
Most think that hackers attack their systems to steal their information or destroy their systems. There is actually a much better reason for hacking your computer and anyone else’s around. One of the most common hacks is a dDos attack which is a “denial of service” attack. You see, sometimes when you go to access your website and it tells you the page isn’t available isn’t always your internet connection. You have been denied access to your own internet service.
What is Malware?
Where does malware fit into this and what exactly is it? Well, to put it bluntly, malware is unwanted software that is created to disrupt, damage or allow someone access to your system. It is oftentimes bundled with other software or programs and enters your system without you knowing it.
It does this because no one would knowingly download malware, adware or anything else of that nature so it hides it in programs that people download and install into their computer. Most don’t check what these other “free” offers are and they just click the install button and don’t think anything of it.
Many times they are required to reset their system by restarting the computer or browser and when that’s done it has placed the malware in a location where it can do the most damage and has control of the system.
Isn’t Webdiscover different?
Webdiscover would claim its different, even having its own website. It is bundled with other software that is downloaded and installed with other free offers. The creators know that most don’t check to see what the free special offers are that are put on their computer and thus know that they will have their program installed.
Many times with these type of programs it will have you reset your browser and then when you reopen your Chrome browser the one you open will look like your original browser but will have a search bar installed. What you have now done is replaced your browser with one that has new home pages and is not under your control anymore.
That’s when people start looking for a removal guide they can use to hopefully help to remove webdiscover browser.
The Secret to knowing if you have Malware
Malware used to be very easy to recognize if it was present on your system. You would have ads popping up after pages were loaded and some would not allow you to close them. They are evolving though and here are some other ways to recognize if you have potential malware on your computer.
- Slow performance and startup of your computer
- Hard drive activity that is out of the norm
- Missing files (FYI, Windows 10 removes files too)
- Connected with hard drive activity, watch your network for strange or excessive actvity
- and last, but not least, is unexplained low storage
These are definitely not the only things to indicate this but they are certainly ones you can monitor for when assessing damage or infiltration of your security system on your computer.
Why its difficult to remove
Malware can be stubborn to remove from your system at times. Well, there are a few possible reasons for that. The first thing you have to remember is its purpose is to hide and have its effect without you knowing its there. The Webdiscover browser replaces your Chrome browser with one that looks like yours but has very different effects on your computer. That would be the first reason.
Another thing is when you install a program on your system you have access to it. It shows in your programs and features and most of the time has a place where you can uninstall a program. Malware isn’t created to do this because it is meant to enter like a Trojan horse and wreak havoc.
Put simply, its difficult to remove because it isn’t created to be removed.
What to do if you’re Infected
So the question you’ve been waiting for. What do you do if your affected. First, I will have a video walking you through some things you can do and I’m going to leave you with some things you can do both as preventative and to eliminate the problem.
- Update security software – This is something that quite a few people actually don’t pay attention to. They install it or it comes as a free program on their computer and they just let it lapse. You have to have the correct signatures for the software to detect the threat.
- PC maintenance – Make sure you maintain your computer by keeping system updates up-to-date and that you clean out unwanted files and junk from your computer. There is a program that used to be called Crap Cleaner but is now just Ccleaner and it can be accessed here.
- Malware protection – Most people think if they have virus protection they are safe. Not true. They are two different programs and you need virus as well as malware protection. I personally use MalwareBytes and you can get it here.
The most important thing you can do is to be proactive in the protection of your system. Recognize when things are not normal so you can fix it before anything major happens and when it does have the appropriate ones ready to use.
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