Many users are asking how to remove the Pro-web.net virus from their computers. If you are among them, this post will help.

Have you started noticing frequent ads and webpage redirects on your computer? Your browser’s homepage is now different, and the search engine has changed too. All these are signs that your computer has been compromised by a malicious entity named Pro-web.net.

This guide will tell you how Pro-web.net infected your device and what to do to get rid of it once and for all.

What Is Pro-web.net?

Is Pro-web.net malware? Pro-web.net is adware that can open a back door for malware to infect your computer. It is a website that uses clickbait to make you subscribe to push notifications. It redirects you to sponsored websites with questionable content.

What Does Pro-web.net Do on a Windows 10 Computer?

Pro-web.net serves you coupons, pop-up ads, surveys, banners, and other types of ads. If you click on those ads, they lead you to shady websites or even run scripts that download unwanted and harmful apps on your computer.

Pro-web.net allows malicious sites to collect your browsing data (including your IP address, visited pages, search queries, and geo-locations) and sensitive information. This data can be sold to third parties, such as cybercriminals and advertisers. As a result, you may become a victim of identity theft or be threatened with ransomware.

Why Is Pro-web.net Allowed to Send You Ads?

You would not visit the Pro-web.net page intentionally. You must have landed on it via a redirect on an untrusted website. But that is not the only channel.

You may have installed an app bundled with some other software. If you do not opt out of additional programs while installing such an app, they get installed too. Such potentially unwanted software applications can add their extensions to your browser, and these extensions will change your browser settings. Promoted pages become your homepage and new tab page. Your search engine also changes, making it possible to include sponsored links in your search results. They redirect you to rogue pages, such as Pro-web.net, cachenews.biz, xrclicks.xyz, and lastmedias.biz. This allows the malware creators to generate profit from ads and site traffic.

That is why you should be careful when installing free apps from untrusted sources. Do not allow the installer of an untrusted app to run automatically. When the installation begins, enter the custom or advanced settings to see any optional offers. Deselect them before continuing the installation process.

How to Avoid Installing Unwanted Apps and Adware on a Windows Computer

There are various ways that adware infects your PC. To spare yourself such trouble, consider the following suggestions:

  • Never download software from unofficial sources. Apps from untrusted third-party sites may come bundled with unwanted and potentially malicious apps.
  • Do not click on suspicious ads and links when surfing the web.
  • If you notice suspicious extensions, plugins, and other add-ons on your browser, remove them right away. In addition, you should not allow suspicious apps that you do not remember installing to remain on your computer.
  • Always have a robust malware-removal tool on your system. We suggest Anti-Malware by Auslogics. It uses precise techniques to detect and eliminate even the most elusive threats. Microsoft recognizes and recommends the product. It is tested and trusted by PC manufacturers and millions of users worldwide.
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How to Delete Pro-Web.net from Windows 10

The first step you should take is to uninstall all apps that you do not recognize from your computer. Afterward, proceed to your browser and remove all malicious extensions. Then prevent Pro-web.net from sending you notifications and displaying ads on your PC. Finally, run a scan with Auslogics Anti-Malware.

Let’s get started.

Fix 1. Uninstall Unwanted Apps and Programs from Your PC

You can uninstall apps and programs on Windows 10 via the Start menu, the Settings app, or the Programs & Features page in the Control Panel.

Uninstall Apps via Windows 10 Settings

The procedure is an easy one. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Windows + I keyboard combination to invoke the Settings app. Tip: You can also open Settings through the Windows Start menu. To do that, click the Windows button in the left corner of your screen to open the Start menu. Then click the cogwheel icon for Settings.
  2. Click the Apps option on the Settings homepage.
  3. Click on Apps & Features in the left pane.
  4. Scroll through the list of apps in the right pane. Click on any app you do not recognize and click the Uninstall button next to it.

Uninstall Apps via the Control Panel

Yet another straightforward procedure for uninstalling apps from your computer is through the Control Panel. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Windows key + R shortcut to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ‘Control Panel’ into the text box and click the OK button. You can also press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Select ‘Small icons’ from the ‘View by:’ menu in the top-right corner of the Control Panel window.
  4. Look for Programs and Features in the list of options. Click on it.
  5. In the list of apps, find the ones you do not remember installing. Right-click on them and select ‘Uninstall’ from the context menu.

Uninstall Apps via the Start Menu

  1. Click the Windows icon on your screen or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. Doing so opens the Start menu.
  2. Look for suspicious apps and programs. Right-click on those you want to remove and select ‘Uninstall.’
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Fix 2: Prevent Pro-web.net from Sending Notifications

We will show you how to stop getting Pro-web.net notifications on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Disable Pro-web.net Notifications on Google Chrome

Follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Chrome browser.
  2. Click the three vertically aligned dots in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click on Settings from the menu.
  4. Click the Privacy and Security option in the left pane.
  5. Click the Site Settings option.
  6. Click on Notifications under Permissions.
  7. Scroll through the list of apps and locate Proweb.net. Click the ellipsis (the three dots) on the right-hand side of the entry and click Block.

Disable Pro-web.net Notifications on Mozilla Firefox

Follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Firefox browser.
  2. Click the hamburger icon (the three vertically stacked lines) in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click on Options.
  4. Click Privacy and Security in the left pane.
  5. Under the Permissions section, click the Settings button next to Notifications.
  6. Locate Proweb.net and click the drop-down menu on the right-hand side.
  7. Select Block.

Disable Proweb.net Notifications on Microsoft Edge

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and More icon (the three horizontally aligned dots) in the browser window’s top-left corner.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on Advanced in the left pane.
  5. In the right pane, click the ‘Manage permissions’ button under ‘Website Permissions.’
  6. Locate Proweb.net and click on it.
  7. Click the Notifications toggle to revoke the permission.

Fix 3: Remove Malicious Extensions from Your Browser

After you have uninstalled suspicious apps and stopped unwanted notifications, the next thing you should do is remove suspicious extensions from your browser. We will show how to do so on Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Remove Suspicious Extensions from Google Chrome

Follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Chrome browser.
  2. Click the three vertically aligned dots in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Hover over to More Tools and click on Extensions.
  4. Locate any extension you do not trust and click the Remove button next to it.

Afterward, you have to restore your homepage, new tab page, and search engine to their defaults. That will fix the changes that the harmful extensions made to your browser.

Follow the steps below to restore your settings to their original defaults:

  1. Click the ellipsis icon to open the browser menu.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Advanced’ drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll down to the Reset and Clean Up section.
  5. Click on ‘Restore settings to their original defaults.’
  6. Read the message on the pop-up dialog and click the ‘Reset settings’ button.

Remove Suspicious Extensions from Mozilla Firefox

Follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Firefox browser.
  2. Click the hamburger icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Hover your mouse cursor over Add-ons and click on Extensions.
  4. Scroll through the list and locate extensions that you do not trust. Click the ellipses on the entries and select Remove from the context menu.

Afterward, restore the default settings of your browser. Follow the steps below:

  1. Click the menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Click on Help.
  3. Click on Troubleshooting Information from the Help menu.
  4. Click the ‘Refresh Firefox’ button in the top-right corner of the TI page.
  5. Click the ‘Refresh Firefox’ button on the pop-up dialog to confirm the action.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Firefox will close, restoring all settings to their defaults.

Remove Suspicious Extensions from Microsoft Edge

Here is what you should do:

  1. Open your ME browser.
  2. Click the Settings and More icon in the browser window’s top-right corner.
  3. Click on Extensions.
  4. Locate a suspicious extension and click the ‘Remove’ option under it.
  5. Click on Remove on the confirmation prompt.

Next, you have to restore your browser settings to their defaults. Here is how:

  1. Click the Settings and More icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Click on Settings from the menu.
  3. Click on Reset Settings in the left pane.
  4. On the page that opens, click the ‘Restore Settings to their default values’ option.
  5. Read the message on the confirmation pop-up that appears. Then click the ‘Reset’ button.
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Fix 4: Run a Scan with Auslogics Anti-Malware

Once you have performed all the above fixes, you now have to run a malware scan to ensure that no malicious entity remains on your computer. Download and install Anti-Malware by Auslogics and initiate a full system scan.

Conclusion

Proweb.net is a malicious website that redirects you to sponsored sites. It displays notifications, pop-up ads, banners, coupons, surveys, and other types of ads in your browser. Proweb.net uses clickbait to trick users into giving it access to their computers.

You can come across the website through redirects. But that is just one channel. Another way is when you download free apps from untrusted third-party sources. Their installation packages come with other apps that get installed as well.

Such unwanted programs are often malicious. They add extensions to your browsers. The extensions change your browser settings without your consent, adding a different homepage and search engine.

This post shows how to rid your system of such harmful apps and extensions and stop Proweb.net from displaying ads. We hope you find the solutions useful. Be sure to reach out to us via the comments section below if you have any questions or remarks.

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