Remove Ads by Razor Web – Adware Removal Guide

My best friend, Tony, is an experienced computer-man who is interested in dealing with any problems about computer security at other times. Today he runs into a message about Razor Web adware on the website(http://www.quora.com). Details are the following:

“I tried all the methods available on the net i can but in vain. Due to “Razor Web” ads i cant do Quora at ease. It gets really annoying and my work is getting slow paced. Please suggest an effective way to get rid of this ” Razor Web” ads.”

As always, he attempts to challenge himself to find helpful answers for this question. After exploring the context of Razor Web, he offers more information about this adware below.

Razor Web is an emerging adware which has been attacking hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world. Here is a diagram about this situation:

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From the survey data in this diagram, we can know that computers of many countries are suffering from troubled issues from Razor Web adware. Related situation in Japan is the worst, and USA is the second. Besides adware, there are other malware threatening users’ computers, such as redirect virus, trojan horse virus, worm virus, ransomware and rogue software, etc. What’s worse, the number of new malware types is becoming bigger and bigger during recent years (Diagram 1). And according to the statistics in 2015, adware, redirect virus and trojan horse virus are playing the main roles in attacking users’ computers. Especially, the worst threat is the adware because it takes up the largest proportion in all malware (Diagram 2).

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Diagram 1

(The Diagram 1 is excerpted from the source: https://powermore.dell.com/technology/malicious-adware-more-than-doubled-last-year/)

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Diagram 2

More Information about Razor Web adware

Famous as a typical adware, Razor Web is rather good at sneaking into the computer and creating tons of pop-ups, especially a variety of unknown ads and sponsored links. Unlike other viruses, this adware is just one potential unwanted program which brings a lot of something unneeded into users’ computer but not damages the system. If users are using the infected computer, their working or learning may be constantly getting interrupted or even stuck. According to the related survey data, Razor Web takes over the worst one of the adware family for a certain time (Diagram 3).

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Diagram 3

How Does Razor Web Adware Do Its Own Activities?

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(1) It catches any chances to enter user’s computer, especially bundled with free programs, infected websites, malicious websites, spam email attachments or other malware and viruses, etc.

(2) Its main task is to serve users with various ads and offers onto users’ search results.

(3) It can induce users to enter suspicious websites or fake shopping websites  and then make users suffer from furthermore computer threats or information disclosure and even financial loss.

Know about the Tendency of Razor Web Adware

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Diagram 4

The Diagram 4 data presents that there are more and more computers getting caught in this adware. This infection was born in October 10, 2014 and then crazily distributes with a great speed. And this threat probably spreads into more and more computers in the future. All in all, it’s not wise for users to keep this kind of adware in their machines one more minute. Before the computer encountering furthermore harmful issues, users’d better remove Razor Web adware as quickly as they can by following the automatic removal guide and manual removal guide below.

Guides to Remove Razor Web Adware

Method 1: Automatically Remove It by Professional Removal Tool.

Method 2: Manually Remove It Step by Step

Automatically Remove Razor Web Adware

Option 1: Use SpyHunter

1. Click on the following icon to download SpyHunter in a certain place of the computer (For example, put it in the Program files of Disk C).

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2. Find the downloaded file of SyHunter and double-click it. In the pop-up window, choose Run. Then continue with the help of next tip step by step. After a while, a window will pop up to say Setup Successful! & All tasks successfully completed. Then select EXIT to finish the installation.

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3. Open the removal tool, and click Scan Computer Now to scan the computer.

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4. After the removal tool finishes scanning, there will be some unknown or suspicious objects detected. Carefully check them and remove those unwanted or dangerous items.

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Opiton 2: Use Malwarebytes

1. Click on the following icon to download Malwarebyters in a certain place of the computer (For example, put it in the Program files of Disk C).

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2. Find the downloaded file of Malwarebyters and double-click it. In the pop-up window, choose Run. Then continue with the help of next tip step by step.

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3. Open the removal tool, and click Scan Now to scan the computer.

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4. After the removal tool finishes scanning, there will be some unknown or suspicious objects detected. Carefully check them and remove those unwanted or dangerous items.

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 Option 3: Use STOPzilla

1. Click on the following icon to download STOPzilla in a certain place of the computer (For example, put it in the Program files of Disk C).

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2. In the pop-up window, choose Run. Then continue with the help of next tip step by step.

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3. Open the removal tool, and click START SCAN to scan the computer.

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4. After the removal tool finishes scanning, there will be some unknown or suspicious objects detected. Carefully check them and remove those unwanted or dangerous items.

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Manually Remove Razor Web Adware Step by Step:

Step1: Remove this adware from the computer system

First of all, it’s needed to find out and remove all the potential infection programs on the computer.

1. Go to the Control Panel.

Win XP/Win Vista or Win 7: Navigate to Start and get into Control Panel.

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Win 8/8.1: Right-click at the bottom-left corner of the desktop. Click Control Panel from the displayed page. Or locate the mouse in the right edge of the desktop and choose Search from the menu. Then Search for Control Panel.

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2. After entering Control Panel, select Uninstall a Program.

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3. After the Uninstall a Program page or Programs and Features screen is showed, scroll down all the installed programs and find out the adware Razor Web and other suspicious applications.

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Note: The infected programs may exist in the computer with a different name. In order to inspect all the recently installed programs, it’s necessary to visit the Installed On column to categorize all the programs through the installed time. Scroll down the displayed list and remove all the potential unwanted programs.

Step2: Remove This Adware from the Browsers
Internet Explorer

1. After the browser is opened, go to gear icon( at the upper right corner), and then choose Internet Options.

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2. From the dialog box of Internet Options, select Advanced tab and hit the Reset.

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3. From the Reset Internet Explorer page, choose Delete personal settings check box and hit Reset.

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4. After the browser finishes Reset work, hit Close. Finally, restart the browser to complete Reset process.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. After the browser is opened, navigate to Firefox Menu( 3-bar Icon) and choose Help.

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2. In the Help list, select Troubleshooting Information.

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3. In the Troubleshooting Information dialog box, find out and hit Refresh Firefox button.

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4. In the pop-up page, hit Refresh Firefox.

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5. The browser will close automatically to restore all default settings. Finally, there will appear a window that lists imported information. Choose Finish and that’s OK.

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Google Chrome

1. After the browser is opened, go to 3-bar icon(at the upper right corner), then click on Settings and select Extensions.

 

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2. From the Extensions tab, click on the Trash iconcc to remove Razor Web adware and any other unwanted items.

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Razor Web Adware Prevention

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Never readily download and install unknown shareware or freeware from unprotected websites. Malware such as adware, spyware, ransomware, etc, probably are included in these suspicious programs.

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Avoid getting needed programs from infected or malicious websites. And never go to bad websites, such as the pornographic website, phishing website and other unfamiliar entertainment websites.

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Use a good and safe web browser. A powerful browser itself has a certain ability to stop users from visiting some dubious websites and avoid some infections.

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Install an advanced security tool to detect and remove all the potential threats the first time.

Attention:

The following video offers a complete guide for Razor Web adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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