SafeWeb

SafeWeb Description


SafeWeb is a browser add-on that may claim to enhance the computer user’s Internet surfing activity by allowing comparison shopping and displaying special offers when they visit online shopping websites. Such functionality of SafeWeb may look legitimate; however, in reality, the SafeWeb plug-in is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The authors of the SafeWeb browser plug-in may distribute it through bundled freeware that PC users can download from suspicious download websites on the Internet.
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The browser add-on of SafeWeb may install itself on any well-known Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without the computer user’s approval. After installation, SafeWeb may generate disturbing interstitial, banner, text and full-screen link ads. The add-on of SafeWeb may keep track of the computer user’s Internet surfing by recording web pages visited, activity on these web pages, impressions, clicks and search phrases.

SafeWeb Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with SafeWeb? To safely & quickly detect SafeWeb we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\safeweb 72
    2 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\safeweb 69

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}SafeWeb
Posted: March 18, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 8,752

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