Remove WebCake Ads & WebCake Desktop from your computer.

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

"WebCake” browser extension & "WebCake Desktop" by “WebCake LLC”  are adware programs that displays coupons with offers and advertisements when you are shopping online. The program publisher claims that you can save money when you buy online, but when this "WebCake" software installed on your computer displays advertisements from unknown publishers.

The "WebCake" application and plugin are commonly bundled inside other software installation programs and for that reason you must always pay attention when you install free software on your computer.

If you want to remove "WebCake" plugin & "WebCake Desktop" malicious program, follow the steps below:


How to remove"WebCake" malicious software from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed from "WebCake” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}


2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.


3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. WebCake 3.00 (By WebCake LLC)

Notice*: At WebCake” uninstall window, choose “Yes” to close web browsers and uninstall “WebCake”.


Step 2. Remove WebCake desktop.exe from Windows Startup.

1. Download and run CCleaner.

2. At “CCleaner” main window choose "Tools" on the left pane.


3. In "Tools" section, choose "Startup".


4. Choose "Windows” tab and then select and delete the following malicious entry, if exist:

a. "WebCake Desktop    WebCake LLC"

Yes    HKCU:Run    WebCake Desktop    WebCake LLC    "C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\WebCake\WebCakeDesktop.exe"


5. CloseCCleaner” and continue to the next step

Step 3: Clean your computer using “RogueKiller”.

1. Download and save “RogueKiller utility to your desktop.

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system’s version. To find your operating system’s version, “Right Click” on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at “System Type” section.

roguekiller webpage


2. Find ”RogueKiller” on your desktop and double click to run it. When prescan is completed, press "Scan" button to perform a full scan.

roguekiller scan

3. When full scan is completed, press “Delete” to remove all malicious items.

roguekiller delete

4. When removal of malicious threats is completed, press the “Fix Proxy” button to fix proxy entries.

roguekiller fix proxy

5. Restart your computer.

Step 4. Remove “WebCake” from your internet browser.*

* After you uninstall WebCake application from your control panel, “WebCake” extension should be removed from all of your browsers. To confirm this do the following:

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove “WebCake” extension from Internet Explorer.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Add-ons” manager.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.


2. Choose “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane and then disable all “WebCake” extensions.


3. Close all Internet Explorer windows and proceed to Step 5.

Google Chrome

How to remove “WebCake” extension from Google Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".


2. Choose "Extensions" on the left.


3. In “Extensions” options remove the “WebCake” extension by clicking the recycle icon at the right.


4. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 5.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove “WebCake” extension from Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go to “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.


2. Choose “Extensions” on the left and then make sure that “WebCake extension doesn’t exist..*

* If “WebCake" extension exists, remove it by clicking the “Remove” button in that line.


3. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 5: Clean remaining registry entries using “AdwCleaner”.

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.


2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Delete”.


4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information” window and press “OK” again to restart your computer.


5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

Step 6. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 7. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.


Step 8. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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