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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Uninstall Web Flipper Ads - Removal Guide

Web Flipper is a risky adware infection that can be unknowingly added onto your browser and that generates numerous unwanted ads. Usually it comes bundled with various free software. It can attack all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The purpose of this application is to promote several websites of its partners and increase the traffic these pages.

Once inside, Web Flipper starts collecting information about users’ browsing habits to get to know what websites they are visiting and what searches they are making. This enables the program to generate relevant ads that would attract users’ attention. Web Flipper ads contain discounts, coupons and promo codes for various items or services, that were chosen according to your browsing habits. Through these ads, those virus makers behind Web Flipper want to make some profit. All in all, it’s high time to get rid of Web Flipper ads as soon as possible once there is any virus symptom on the PC.

Harmful properties of Web Flipper Ads

1. Numerous pop-ups keep appearing on your PC screen in increasing frequency.
2. You are constantly driven to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working frequently.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.

Explicit manual steps to uninstall Web Flipper permanently

In case any mistake might occur and cause accidental damages during the virus removal, please spend some time in making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below. 

Tip one- Clear all the cookies of your affected web browsers.
Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the "Tools" button
Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”
Mozilla Firefox:
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click "Remove individual cookies"
In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"
Google Chrome:
Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Tip two- Find out and stop all Web Flipper processes in task manager.
(Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.).

Tip three- Locate and get rid of Web Flipper related files
1. Open Folder Options: clicking the Start button> Control Panel> Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options. After that, click the View tab.
2. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Check the following directories and remove all these Web Flipper associated files:
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

Tip four- Open your Registry Editor and remove all corrupted registry entries created by Web Flipper 
Web Flipper adds corrupt entries in the compromised computer's registry so it can hide deeply without you knowing. Again search for and delete the related registry entries listed below:
(Click Start button> click "Run" > Input "regedit" into the Run box and click ok)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Automatic removal tool 

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, etc. It is important to notice that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step 1. Click the Download icon to install SpyHunter in your PC.

Step 2. After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.

Step 3. Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the threats on your PC.

Friendly reminder: Web Flipper can frequently mutate its characteristics, so manual removal does not always guarantee a thorough removal of Web Flipper virus, for the manual guide above is only based on virus sample. To save your computer and hassle, it’s a wise choice to get help from Spyhunter to fix the problem in about 15-20 mins.

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