[SOLVED] Remove WebCake with one free tool (AdwCleaner)


remove webcakeWebCake is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer and is most likely responsible for the WebCake advertisements. The WebCake Coupons are everywhere once you installed this WebCake adware into your browser. Deal Finder (a part of WebCake) delivers coupons for websites as Expedia, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more. It does so by showing popups on the website you are visiting, or a ‘see similar’ button. A large toolbar of some kind may also appear in your browser or a small ad appears showing you how many coupons there are available for that specific website with text ‘powered by WebCake‘. This adware is spread thru different locations. You may be downloading it from there official site because it saves money while shopping online, or you may have got it bundled with some fake update or free download you installed on your computer.

This adware is made for one thing, and one thing only. To investigate your browsing behavior using domains as superfish.com to make money. Once you use a coupon that WebCake delivers to you, Feven producers make money or at least benefit from it.

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

Remove WebCake (Ads, Coupons or Deals)

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Please note that all the software we offer to remove WebCake is free, our instruction is tested and works to remove this threat from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. We do not supply any shareware which detects the threat and asks a license in order to remove WebCake.

Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove WebCake. This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop and ask for assistance using the comments at the end of this instruction.

Step 1 – Remove WebCake from your favorite browser using AdwCleaner

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove WebCake from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use if anything else fails.

Step 2 – Optional: Reset browser settings

Remove Deal FinderRemove WebCake Deals using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove WebCake Deals - AdwCleaner

If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove WebCake Deals

Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

Remove WebCake Deals

AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

Remove WebCake Deals

AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

# AdwCleaner v3.016 – Report created 03/01/2014 at 19:41:58
# Updated 23/12/2013 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8 Pro (64 bits)
# Username : FixYourBrowser.com
# Running from : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Tarma Installer
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\WebCake
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\87pv5a55.default\Extensions\[email protected]
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\z5mcwxfd.default-1379072010919\Extensions\[email protected]
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fjoijdanhaiflhibkljeklcghcmmfffh
File Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\87pv5a55.default\searchplugins\conduit-search.xml
File Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\87pv5a55.default\user.js
File Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\z5mcwxfd.default-1379072010919\user.js

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\fjoijdanhaiflhibkljeklcghcmmfffh
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\WebCakeIEClient.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebCakeIEClient.Api
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebCakeIEClient.Api.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebCakeIEClient.Layers
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebCakeIEClient.Layers.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{7169BBB3-3289-4696-B35D-4A88BCF6FB12}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2A5A2A90-3B30-4E6E-A955-2F232C6EF517}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A0B10EBE-4E51-4CAE-949B-E6B9E7D68CEA}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AF6B0594-6008-4327-93E5-608AD710A6FA}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{BB975E58-E769-4E5A-BA12-B765BC559FF3}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DF84E609-C3A4-49CB-A160-61767DAF8899}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F511AFDB-726E-4458-90E7-1ECB97406544}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FB684D26-01F4-4D9D-87CB-F486BEBA56DC}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{0AFD55C8-ADF8-4A33-A6E1-DEDB7A36AEB4}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF84E609-C3A4-49CB-A160-61767DAF8899}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EFDF368C-8DD9-4E05-87CD-16AA5CB03CB8}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2A5A2A90-3B30-4E6E-A955-2F232C6EF517}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{AF6B0594-6008-4327-93E5-608AD710A6FA}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{0AFD55C8-ADF8-4A33-A6E1-DEDB7A36AEB4}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF84E609-C3A4-49CB-A160-61767DAF8899}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C4ED781C-7394-4906-AAFF-D6AB64FF7C38}

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v10.0.9200.16384
-\\ Mozilla Firefox v25.0.1 (en-US)

[ File : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\87pv5a55.default\prefs.js ]
-\\ Google Chrome v31.0.1650.63

[ File : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
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Optional: Reset browser settings

If for some reason the instruction as supplied does not work for you, or the problem remains. It might be advised to restore your settings from your favorite browser to default settings. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
  5. Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
  6. Click Reset once more

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart