What is WebOptimum?

Not all browser extensions are created to help users. For example, WebOptimum – also known as Web Optimum 1.0 – is an unreliable browser add-on that functions as an advertising-supported program. When you install this program on your operating system, it will do everything to ensure that you are exposed to pop-ups, banners, and other forms of advertising. If you wish to learn more about this, please continue reading our report. What Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers can tell you right away is that removing WebOptimum is extremely important. The sooner you get rid of this undesirable program, the sooner you can take back your virtual security back into your own hands. Of course, if this adware comes packaged with other undesirable programs, you have to eliminate them as well because they can be just as malicious and dangerous to keep around.testtesttest

How does WebOptimum work?

WebOptimum and Saver – another advertisement-supported program – were created by the same company. Although the publishers of these programs might appear to be different, we can guarantee that the same company hides behind different names. Web Optimum Lab is introduced as one of the publishers, and we believe that it is fictitious. After all, schemers need to conceal themselves, and what better way to do that than by creating a fake company. The homepage of WebOptimum, bscodecs.com, is of no use as well. At the moment, this website appears to be down or under maintenance, and users are not provided with useful information or even an installer. Our guess is that you have attracted this program by executing a software bundle. Which other programs/apps were installed along with it? Unless you scan your PC, it is unlikely that you will be able to identify and eliminate all of them yourself.

Surprisingly, WebOptimum can change the Target on the shortcuts of the Chrome browser. This is a feature that we have seen when analyzing browser hijackers, and this is the first browser extension that we have witnessed acting in that way. If the Target on your Chrome shortcut is changed, you will see “--load-extension="C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\FASTExtensions\nfeotgmnpeepdbcklegpcengnhgllhoe"” attachment. If you erase this attachment, your browser will go back to normal. Of course, you will need to eliminate the extension, and we have found a way to eliminate it from all browsers at once.

How to delete WebOptimum

We have no doubt that WebOptimum is an unreliable extension. Because of this, we have created a guide that will help you eliminate it from your web browsers. First, change the Target of Chrome shortcuts, and then uninstall the unwanted program. Both of these steps are shown below. Since other potentially unreliable programs are likely to be active on your PC, we strongly advise using an automated malware removal tool as well. This tool will delete WebOptimum leftovers – if they exist – as well as all other threats that could jeopardize your virtual security. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is ready to address any of your questions, which you can post in the comments section below.

Remove WebOptimum

Change the Target in Chrome:

  1. Right-click the infected shortcut.
  2. Select Properties and click the Shortcut tab.
  3. Move to Target.
  4. Erase --load-extension="C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\FASTExtensions\nfeotgmnpeepdbcklegpcengnhgllhoe”.
  5. Click OK.

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted app and click the Remove button.

Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows icon on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
  2. Move to the Programs menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the unwanted program and click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
  2. Move to the Programs menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the unwanted program and click Uninstall.
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