How Do I Remove Webstem.in – Malware Removal Help

Webstem.in Description:

Webstem.in is a malicious browser extension which can add itself on the browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox without computer users’ knowledge. Typically, Webstem.in comes from some third party web pages, spam email attachments, malicious links and free software downloads. Once your computer gets infected, your homepage will be replaced by Webstem.in or other unsafe website. In this case, no matter when you start a new tab, you will be redirected to other web pages that you are not interested in. Besides, it will take a long time to load a page. Thus, to prevent such situation from happening again, you are suggested to remove Webstem.in from your computer immediately. Please remember that when you install some program off of Internet, do not select the unknown or unwanted program.

Webstem.in is a questionable website that pretends to be a reliable search engine for the first time it appears on your computer screen. It provides users the installer of the new version of Java or Flash Player. However, you don’t know that it is actually created by the cyber criminal who want to get profits. Once Webstem.in infiltrated into your computer, it can alter your browser settings. When you open the browser, you will be redirected to the Webstem.in page and it will display a fake updated program alerts on the site. Please ignore what Webstem.in says. If you click on the button like “install”, “update now” or “download”, many unwanted program can get into your system silently. As a result, your computer will be taken a lot of space usage which can slow down your PC performance. In brief, it is not safe to keep Webstem.in in a system. To save your computer to be clean and safe again, there is no other better choice but get rid of Webstem.in immediately.

Webstem.in Properties:

1. Webstem.in is nasty redirect pop-up virus that can attack your computer without any notice;
2. Webstem.in can change your homepage and show fake alerts on your screen.
3. Webstem.in can alter your browser settings.
4. Webstem.in will redirect you to some sponsored links to interrupt your Internet work.
5. Webstem.in may come with some additional virus.
6. Webstem.in violates your privacy and compromises your security.
7. Webstem.in makes your computer speed become slowly and sometimes might froze your system.

Webstem.in Removal Steps

(Please carefully read the notes before you start to remove any file :This guide is based on the first version of Webstem.in, but this infection keeps adding its features and updating its codes, files and locations, thus you may not be able to find out all its related files listed below. It requires expert skills and experience to identify all the files of Webstem.in infection, if you are not familiar with it, do not risk to delete any file by yourself, since you may disable your PC for deleting wrong files which are crucial for your system. This guide is just for reference, we do not promise it will work for all the victims of different PCs in varied situations and conditions. Any problem and consequence incurred by your mistake should be borne by yourself.)

Step 1: Stop Webstem.in relevant processes in the Windows Task Manager :

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On Windows XP

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to open Windows Task Manager ;
  • Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process

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On Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Right-click on Task Bar and click click Task Manager;
  • Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process

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On Windows 8 / 8.1

  • Right-click on Task Bar and click click Task Manager;
  • Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process

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Step 2: Uninstall Webstem.in associated programs or suspicious program from Control Panel:
(Unknown free software installed recently)
Windows 8 users

1. Press Windows key and I key together on your keyboard to open the Settings Charm Bar:

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2. Click Control Panel on Settings Charm Bar and then click Uninstall a program in Control Panel:

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3. Find out and Uninstall associated programs from the Programs and Features list:

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Windows Vista and 7 users

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel on the Start Menu:

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2. Click Uninstall a program in Control Panel:
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3. Find out and Uninstall associated programs from the Programs and Features list:

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Windows XP users

1. Click Start button >> click Settings on Start Menu >> Click Control Panel

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2. Click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel and remove associated programs:

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Step 3: Remove Webstem.in and other suspicious add-on, toolbar, extension from IE, Firefox and Chrome.
Internet Explorer (IE)
• Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” at the top right corner, then click on “Manager add-ons”.

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• At the tab of “Toolbars and Extensions”, right click on unknown and suspicious extensions like Solid Savings, and click on “Disable” to uninstall the malicious add-ons.

how to remove Webstem.in in IE

 

* Mozilla Firefox
• Click the “Tools” at the top of the Firefox window and Select Add-on

• At the tab of “Extensions”, click on the “Remove” to uninstall unknown and suspicious extensions like Speed Analysis, BrowserProtect,and Webcake.

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* Google Chrome
• Click to the Menu button on top right corner of Chrome >> select “Tools” and click “Extensions”;

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• At the tab of “Extensions”, click on the Recycle Bin to uninstall unknown and suspicious extensions like Lucky Leap, Webcake and Searchnu.

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Step 4: Set Your DNS as Google’s public DNS (8.8.8.8):

Step 5: Clear browser cookies associated with Webstem.in:
*Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Clear Chrome browser cookies to delete Webstem.in
*Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete

Clear IE cookies to delete Webstem.in
*Firefox: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”

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Step 6: Press Windows + R on the keyboard, run msconfig, click Startup tab and disable Webstem.in if it is there

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Step 7: Show all hidden files:
On Windows XP

  • Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  • Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
  • Click on the Control Panel menu option.
  • When the control panel opens click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
  • Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders section, select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

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On Windows 7 / Vista

  • Click and open Libraries
  • Under the Folder Options category of Tools , click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders section, select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

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On Windows 8 /8.1

  • Click on Windows Explorer ;
  • Click on View tab;
  • Check the “Hidden Items” box

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Step 8: Delete Webstem.in Virus associated files

%Temp%\Webstem.in.exe
%Appdata%\Webstem.in.reg 
%Homepath%\[Random].bat
%Allusersprofile%\[Random].ini
%Localappdata%\[Random].dll
%Windir%\SysWOW64\[Random].dll
%Systemroot%\Webstem.in\[Random].exe
%CommonProgramFiles%\Webstem.in.ini
%Homedrive%\Webstem.in\[Random].exe
%Windir%\System32\[Random].dll
%Systemroot%\System32\[Random].dll
%Windir%\System32\drivers\[Random].sys

Step 9: Open Registry Editor:
Method 1 (Available on Windows XP, Windows 7 /Vista, and Windows 8 /8.1):

  • Call out “Run” box by pressing “Windows” key + “R” key on your keyboard;
  • Type “Regedit” into the Run box and click OK to open Registry Editor

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Method 2 (Available on Windows 7/ Vista):

  • Click on Start button to open Start Menu
  • Type “Regedit” into the search box and click on Regedit to open Registry Editor

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Step 10: Terminate these Registry Entries created by Webstem.in.

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ‘1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ‘1′
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” =  ‘0′
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run: [avsdsvc] %CommonAppData%\ifdstore\security_defender.exe /min
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\random

Please note that the removal steps of Webstem.in are a bit complicated. If you don’t have enough experience in dealing with the malicious files that created by the virus, any mistakes can run your system into trouble. So it is better to read the uninstall instructions above carefully before you take any actions. If you are confused at any point, you can ask Online Experts for help.
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