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WebDiscover Browser

Posted: July 3, 2015

The WebDiscover Browser is a type of a potentially unwanted program. It can be categorized as a browser hijacker of sorts. WebDiscover is distributed both as an installer download on its official website, as well as through software bundle installers. Software bundles often don't have sufficient disclosure of the features and items they come packed with, which is why potentially unwanted programs often piggy-back in freeware bundles.

WebDiscover is a rather obtrusive web search bar that docks a search box on top of your desktop. However, you can neither move, nor close or resize that bar. It even superimposes itself over your other applications so you effectively lose the top inch of your monitor's space, as that is always taken up by the search box, imported Chrome bookmarks and tab bar of WebDiscover. To make things worse, you can easily lose your desktop and any shortcuts or files you need from it. If you have even a single tab open in WebDiscover, that tab will superimpose itself over your desktop. This means that clicking the Windows bottom-right Show Desktop button or hitting Windows key + D to show desktop no longer works and shows you the open WebDiscover tab instead, which can be very confusing for many users.

Additionally, the WebDiscover end-user license agreement states that parts of the software "may be supported by advertising revenue" and the browser may display targeted advertisements. Your searches made through WebDiscover are first sent through safestsearches.com and then the end result the user sees is a Bing results page.

While WebDiscover is not a high-risk threat in the way a virus, Trojan or a ransomware is, it can be a nuisance that crowds your monitor space and can confuse less experienced users with its intrusive over-imposing behavior. Thankfully, uninstallation is a breeze. WebDiscover can be removed using the Windows 7/10 menu called Programs and Features / Apps & Features menu. Once you locate it in the list, simply click it and choose "Uninstall".

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