I wrote this article to help you remove WinSere Adware. This WinSere Adware removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you feel like there is something wrong with your computer? You see ads by WinSere on websites that used to be ad-free. Every time you click on a link, one or more additional tabs open in your web browser? If you answered positive to one or more of these questions, then we have some good and some bad news for you. The bad news is that your machine is infected with the WinSere adware. The good news is that this type of infection can be easily removed, but only if you act promptly.
As soon as the WinSere adware enters your machine, troubles will start arising. First, it will scan your system and infect all installed browsers. Of course, it won’t ask for your permission. This pest will modify your browsers’ settings in silence. It will create an ad-layer which will force advertisements on every page you visit, including on websites that are ad-free. Ad-blocking apps are useless against the WinSere adware. The only way to stop the advertisements is to delete the intruder.
Don’t click on ads while the WinSere adware is present on your computer. These adverts are not harmless deal-finders. They are your enemy. First of all, the WinSere utility hides its competitors’ ads. You will see only what the adware allows you to see. This robs you from your free choice. You will, eventually, lose track of the current prices and become an easy target. If that is not frustrating enough for you, keep in mind that the WinSere adware does not filter the entities who use its services. Anyone willing to spend some money can promote anything, including illegal or uncertificated products or services. Be extra careful if you have kids, for this tool has no parental control.
The developers of WinSere Adware gain revenue using a pay-per-click marketing system. There is nothing wrong with this system, however, the WinSere adware misuses it. The owners of the program get paid for every ad you click on, therefore, to double the chance of scoring a click, they will bombard you with tons of them. Some of the ads will even try to trick you into clicking on them accidentally. At the most unexpected time, the adware will open a pop-up window right under the cursor of your mouse.
Ads can be annoying and distracting, but are they something you should fear? The answer is “yes”. The ads displayed by the WinSere utility can be malicious, hence, you should not click on them. To keep your system safe, you must do everything within your power to avoid them. Or you can simply remove the WinSere utility. If you have the misfortune of clicking on a malicious ad, you will be redirected to an infected website. There, a drive-by download can be executed. Such downloads are started automatically and are almost completely invisible to the average user. Therefore, they are often used by hackers for malware distribution. Of course, not all ads displayed by the WinSere adware are corrupted, however, there is no way to tell which is which. Do you feel lucky? If not, don’t click on any.
Dealing with the WinSere adware, you must have noticed something odd. All ads displayed by this furtive program have something to do with your browsing habits. The shoes you searched for yesterday are on sale today? No, this is not a coincidence. The WinSere adware collects data about you and uses it to lure you into clicking on ads. Doing so, it generates traffic to some shady websites. Don’t trust those commercials! This can be a scam! Fake web stores do exist. Such shady websites use adware programs to promote themselves. You cannot trust anything you see on your display while the WinSere pest remains on your machine!
We keep on talking about the WinSere adware being installed on your machine, but do you remember doing it? It is not a surprise if you don’t. You gave your permission for the malicious utility to operate, yet, it is not the tool you selected. It may have arrived as an extra app to some freeware or shareware you downloaded off the web. To make some extra money, developers tend to hide additional programs under custom tabs. They would also try to mislead the user into believing that the standard installation is the best choice, while the advanced one is suitable for IT experts only. This is as far from the truth as is can be.
The advanced installation method is the best choice for everyone. There is nothing complicated in it, yet, it is only a bit more time-consuming than the standard one. However, only under it can you stop the installation of all extras that come along. We recommend deselecting all additional programs. If you truly needed them, you would have downloaded them by yourself. Don’t bug your machine with tons of apps. It will run much faster if you keep the essentials only.
WinSere Adware Uninstall
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove WinSere Adware from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove WinSere Adware from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.