How to remove Webcake ads

What is WebCake?

WebCake is actually an add-on that is brought under the category of adware and potentially unwanted applications. The malware was developed by WebCake LLC that promotes their creation as a vital tool for wider web experience. It is true that Webcake changes browsing dramatically, but not in the way users expect. Instead of officially stated offers of best prices, discounts and price comparison, Webcake displays fakes. The Webcake ads are promoting the sponsored sites, that pay Webcake LLC for redirecting users on them and thus raising their popularity. Some of such forwardings may turn out bad, because the list of the sites cooperating with Webcake includes infected sources as well. So we suggest that you should remove Webcake from your system and browser lest get your system seriously infected.

WebCake ads

How WebCake got installed on your computer?

WebCake LLC are aware of what actions can undertake a user who notices an adware on the system. Not to be removed straight away WebCake implies to some tricks to disguise its presence. It starts from the promotional campaign presenting the adware as a helpful browser extension and continues to installation manner. You may have noticed that some setups have an installation inside installation, this is exactly how WebCake spreads. It is carried alongside with some freeware and is set to be installed automatically. However you can change the course of things by selecting Advanced or Custom setup type and unchecking the boxes with malware.

Symptoms of WebCake infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by WebCake”, “Brought by WebCake”, “Powered by WebCake”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove WebCake?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete WebCake completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as WebCake files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download SpyHunter

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to WebCake. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate WebCake, but also the safest and most assuring one.

Steps of WebCake manual removal

Uninstall WebCake from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of WebCake you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove WebCake from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to WebCake and click Uninstall

How to remove WebCake from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to WebCake and click Uninstall

How to remove WebCake from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to WebCake

How to remove WebCake from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to WebCake and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing WebCake from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel

Remove WebCake from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on , you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove WebCake from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete WebCake or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove WebCake from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete WebCake or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove WebCake from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete WebCake or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Remove files and registry entries added by WebCake

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove WebCake files and folders:

%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Cake\WADesktop.Updater.exe
%APPDATA%\Web Cake\WebCakeDesktop.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Cake\WebCakeDesktop.Updater.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Cake\OptChrome.exe
%APPDATA%\Web Cake\WebCakeDesktop.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Web Cake\OptChrome.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Web Cake\WebCakeIEClient.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Web Cake\WebCakeIEClient.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Web Cake\WebCakeIEClient.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Web Cake\WebCakeIEClient.dll
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Web Cake
%ProgramFiles%\Web Cake
%AppData%\Web Cake
%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fjoijdanhaiflhibkljeklcghcmmfffh
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fjoijdanhaiflhibkljeklcghcmmfffh

Remove WebCake registry entries:

SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2A5A2A90-3B30-4E6E-A955-2F232C6EF517}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WebCake Desktop Updater
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\WebCake Desktop Updater
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebCake Desktop Updater

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