Thursday, December 12, 2013

Uninstall Websteroids Completely

Complaints about websteroids:

Case one: My status line says Websteroids in running. I want to remove it from my computer. Help. My computer is PC, Vista 32 bit, IE8. In manage add-ons, I disabled it. It doesn't appear in the install programs list in control panel. Thxs, in advance.

Case two: I can’t -_- uninstall websteroids, it’s a program but it's really a virus. Help me please.

Case three: I have repeatedly disabled and removed Websteroids from my extensions list, uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, deleted files with the Websteroids name on it, uninstalled it and Mumble, and any other files/programs that I could find from that date.I've run my antivirus program (AVG), spybot s&d, and lavasoft ad aware and followed the advice from their scans. Nevertheless, Websteriods keeps reinstalling itself without warning. How can I remove it?

What is Websteroids and how did it get into my PC?

Websteroids is a malware which has disturbed computer users to enjoy a wonderful online experience so much. Usually, Websteroids malware gets into the target PC during some free software setup process as the creators of Websteroids are so tricky that put the active codes of Websteroids into these freeware.
Websteroids gets the chance to sneak into your PC when you install these freeware from unreliable source. Also, Websteroids can infiltrate into the PC via email attachments. Therefore, you’d better not open the email attachments that come from unknown people.

After getting into the target PC, Websteroids works by installing a browser extension in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. Users many find that a search toolbar has also been installed on their PC without their permission. Then Websteroids highlights words in text documents which, when scrolled over, lead to some advertisements. The claim of the Websteroids website is that it turns a webpage into a meteoroids game.

Computer users also notice that their PC performance declines dramatically and there is a lot of PC issues turning up, such as the poor running speed, windows freeze and the internet disconnection.

Method one: Websteroids manual removal guide

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Task Manager.

Click on the Processes tab, and search for Websteroids process, then click End Process key. 

step 2:Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
For Windows Xp:

Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated.
For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated. 

Step 3: remove Websteroids from browser.

Here I will take Mozilla Firefox as an example:
First ,Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find Xvidly and other unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
Second, Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to, or similar search page.

Step 4: show hidden files and delete all the malicious files about Websteroids.

First, open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.
Second, under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Second, delete all the following files relating to Vgrabber Toolbar.

Step 5: press Window+R keys to open the Registry Editor and wiped out all the registry entries that infected by Websteroids.

And delete all the following registry entries of Vgrabber Toolbar.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{ rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ }.exe”

Method two: Websteroids adware automatic removal guide


Step 1. click here or the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter


Step 2. follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3. run SpyHunter to detect and automatically uninstall Websteroids


There may be some other issues such as windows registry errors in your system. To avoid potential risk and to ensure your computer security, you are suggested to use RegCure Pro to optimize your system after the Websteroids removal.


Step 4. download RegCure Pro


Step 5. follow the instructions to install RegCure Pro


Note: If the manual steps are complicated for you to go through Websteroids removal, you could feel free to download SpyHunter to uninstall Websteroids program automatically.


Mia said...

"Step 4: delete all the following files...." Where do I find these files?

Chris Schlarb said...

after deleting websteriods folder go to the registry click find enter websteriods start search and delete all references to websteriods

George Bakewell said...

what does {random} mean in step 4? I found a folder with this name:
and inside x86 there was DIFxInstallLog.txt

Should I delete the first folder?

Dylan Wen said...

you guys are so amazing, fix the issue so quickly. i should have contacted you earlier. i have wasted quite a long time in doing this by myself. if i have PC problems in future, i will definitely come to you again. thank you again.

Annoyed mother said...

HI there, im trying to remove Websteroids from my sons pc and having no success. I have tried to uninstall it but it won't let me. I'm now trying to follow the above instructions but I am a total technophobe!! When I follow step 2 I am only given two options enble all or disable all. How do I delete/ remove websteroids which is there. I have tried highlighting it but cannot find an option to allow me to only delete that programme??

Nolan Wilson said...

Wow, it took me a long to remove Websteroids, but finally got my computer clean up and run well again. It would be better if you could write more detail about the harmful files of Websteroids, I have spent much time finding them out. But still thank you!

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