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How do you remove WebCake?

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To remove WebCake from a computer, first manually uninstall the program from Control Panel, and then remove all add-ons and extensions from the browsers that are associated with WebCake. Finally, scan the computer with an antivirus software to detect and remove any files affected by WebCake.

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  1. Uninstall WebCake

    For computers running on Windows 8, point the mouse to the upper-right corner of the screen, and move it downwards. Then select Search, type Control Panel in the search box, and then select Control Panel. For Windows 7, click on Start and then click on Control Panel. Select the Programs category in the Control Panel, and then click on Uninstall a Program. Find and uninstall WebCake and any other unknown or suspicious programs from the list of all installed programs.

  2. Remove browser add-ons and extensions

    For Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon on the top-right corner of the window. Select Internet Options from the menu, go to the Advanced tab, and click on the Reset button. When prompted, select Delete Personal Settings in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings window and click on Reset. After IE resets itself, close it and open it again. For Firefox, click on the Open Menu button (displayed by three horizontal bars) on the top-right corner of the window. Select Add-ons, go to Extensions, and delete the WebCake extension, as well as any other unknown extensions, and then restart the browser. For Chrome, click on the Chrome Menu button (displayed by three horizontal bars) on the top-right corner. Select Tools, and then select Extensions. Identify all unknown extensions and click on the trash can icon next to them to delete them from the browser. After deleting all the unwanted extensions, restart the browser.

  3. Scan the computer

    Install an antivirus software that can successfully identify WebCake infected files. The best way is to update Windows Defender if the computer is running on Windows 8 and running a full scan. For Windows 7, install Microsoft Security Essentials or Norton antivirus program, and scan the computer for any infected files that were left behind.

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