WebScan PRO could be a security tool that scans the web and defends you from malicious websites in a professional way, but let us hit you with the sad truth: This is just another useless adware application. As a matter of fact, it is a rather suspicious application since it does not even seem to have a promotional website. Yet it can turn up on your computer unexpectedly and start showing you best offers, coupons, and third-party pop-up advertisements depending on what site you are viewing. Many users think that these ads are totally innocent, but they could not be more wrong. These ads hold potential risks for your system's security, but this adware may cause harm in other ways, too. It is essential to understand the dangers surrounding this malware infection so that you can make up your mind and act accordingly. Our advice is to remove WebScan PRO if you do not want to expose your files and your personal information to cyber criminals.
We have not found any website where this browser extension was promoted or where you could download it directly as a standalone file. This is quite suspicious but definitely not unique, as it most probably means that this adware is spread in free software bundles. However, these bundles rarely contain only one infection. They are usually packed with adware applications, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs. It is also possible sometimes to find Trojans, Rootkits, and other dangerous infections bundled together. That is exactly why you should be extra careful with your clicks, namely, where and when you click. We advise you to stay away from unfamiliar websites, especially file-sharing and pornography-related sites. These are full of deceiving third-party ads, redirects, and even malicious code that can drop malicious installers onto your machine without your clicking on any content.
If you want to figure out how many or what kind of infections there may be on your computer, you can do the following: first, you can go to Control Panel and open up the list of installed programs. Check the application names, and, if you find any suspicious ones or ones that you do not recall installing, run a web search on them, and remove them only if you are certain that they are malicious. Second, you can also check your browser settings to see if there is any unwanted extension or other change (e.g., home page, search engine). And finally, you can use an online malware scanner. Obviously, the latter is the most effective because you cannot really find more dangerous and clandestine infections manually unless you are an expert user. In order to protect your computer, you should start the cleaning process by removing WebScan PRO, which is definitely an undesirable application.
This ad-supported program seems to be identical to HealthcareGovTool and SecurityPatchUpdater. These applications may have a very meaningful name that makes you feel like it has to be a useful program when, for example, you accidentally find them in the installed programs list, or in the Task Manager when you check the running and active processes. However, that is just a trick. As a matter of fact, WebScan PRO is a totally unreliable and useless program that may put your virtual security at risk with its ads. You can never be sure if a third party is trustworthy or not. This adware does not take any responsibility for the content you may be exposed to when clicking on its ads. So, what if you land on a malicious website and you think that you are on a legitimate online shopping site? What if you enter your personal and banking details and get nothing in return? Well, apart from the bank statement that is. This is how a lot of people get scammed over the Internet. Do not become one of the victims; delete WebScan PRO before it is too late.
It seems that the uninstaller of this adware leaves leftovers since it only removes the Internet Explorer extension. Therefore, after running the uninstaller in Control Panel, you will have to take care of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well. Do not worry; we have included all the necessary steps below, should you need assistance. Remember, that you need to keep all your programs up-to-date if you want to prevent cyber criminals from being able to exploit security holes to access your computer and your data.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10