How to Remove WebCake Adware? (Adware Removal Instruction)

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How to Remove WebCake Adware? (Adware Removal Instruction)

Postby Ivy » 2013-06-21 4:23


Advertisements claiming from WebCake pop up constantly at the bottom of websites when browsing online? Annoyed by the intrusive pop up advertisements and want to remove them? This post mainly introduce WebCake Pop-up ads removal guide. Please read more.

What is WebCake?

WebCake is an adware program which is designed to distribute malicious advertisement without your consent. It is mainly distributed via offers in third-party software installers such as gofofiles, which is a famous adware program distributor and which people ranks low in the acceptance.

After settled on your computer, it creates a folder named WebCake in %ProgramFiles% and installs the following files there:

• OptChrome
• sqlite3
• WebCakeIEClient.dll
• WebCakeLayers.crx

This adware does not provide any built-in uninstaller which enables you to uninstall the program from your computer.


Symptom of WebCake adware infection:

With WebCake adware program installed on your computer, you may experience following symptoms:

• Excessive pop-up ads display at the bottom of the website you visited

• Similar search appears besides the webpage you visit

• It slows down your computer performance and make your web browser crashed unexpected.

• It redirect you to malicious website to download unwanted programs or order useless service.

WebCake adware is compatible with most common used web browsers that include Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. It presents as a browser helper object, which can be seen in browses’ extension or add-on tab, as shown in following screenshots:

      webcake firefox.jpg

      webcake chrome.jpg

Once installed, WebCake adware displays obnoxious advertisement, see screenshots below:

      webcake ads 1.jpg

      webcake ads.jpg

The download button at the bottom of the website is not belonging to Anvisoft official site, by clicking on it; you will be redirected to other website, which ask you to download unwanted software.

The left-side key words from WebCake are also very annoying. If mistakenly clicking on the keywords, topic torch search will present you various sponsored results.


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How to Remove WebCake Adware? (Adware Removal Instruction)


Option I Manual Webcake Adware Removal Instruction


Step 1 > Uninstall WebCake adware toolbar and related elements from your computer.

Follow the instruction that corresponds to your operating system to uninstall malicious items

• Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Look for items WebCake> Click on Remove.

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for items WebCake> click on Uninstall.

      uninstall webcake.jpg


Step 2 > Check and remove Webcake browser add-on or extension on your web browser.


Remove WebCake supported adds-on in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools >> Manage Add-ons.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Remove WebCake Internet Explorer add-ons.

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Remove WebCake supported adds-on in Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools >> Add-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Uninstall the following extension: WebCake or any other recently installed extension

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Remove WebCake supported extension in Google Chrome:

1. Click on the wrench icon, navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Find WebCake or any other recently installed extension and then click the transcan icon to delete it.

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Step 3 > Scan with Anvi Smart Defender to eliminate all malicious entries created by webcake adware.

Webcake creates malicious files and registry entries to prevent it being removed easily from your computer, you are highly recommended to use anti-malware program Anvi Smart Defender to kill any possible malicious file related to Mixi Dj search. If you ignore the step, you will still experience webcake adware on your web browser.


1. Download and install the free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.

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2. After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate delta infection file. Anvi Smart Defender will scan registry objects automatically to make sure your registry entries are clean and neat.

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3. Once the scan is over, you can click view button to check the detail information of the detection. Please make sure to click “Remove” button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

      remove webcake with anvi smart defender.jpg


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Option II Remove Webcake adware with Anvi Slim Toolbar


WebCake adware quick removal software recommended: Anvi Slim Toolbar

To remove WebCake adware from your web browser, you are highly recommend to use the browser manager tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar which is aiming to help computer users remove malicious toolbar that added on web browser and help them repair web browser problem caused by the malicious toolbar efficiently and completely. For detail information, please check below.


Step 1 > Uninstall WebCake adware toolbar and related elements from your computer.

Follow the instruction that corresponds to your operating system to uninstall malicious items

• Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Look for items WebCake> Click on Remove.

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for items WebCake> click on Uninstall.

      uninstall webcake.jpg


Step 2 > Uninstall WebCake add-on from IE/FF/Chrome.

1. Download and install the browser repair tool Anvi Slim Toolbar.

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2. After the installation complete, please start Anvi Slim Toolbar. On the main screen of the program, please click on the Manage button to detect malicious and unwanted toolbar.

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Please find any toolbar related to WebCake adware, select them and click Remove button to delete it from your web browser. Please make sure to remove all the WebCake adware toolbar under Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox to completely free from the annoying adware.


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Malware Prevention Tips:

Preventing malware infection before it settles on your computer is the most recommended and effective way to protect your PC security and personal sensitive information. Please follow these general security tips to better protect your computer.


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