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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Websteroids

Command or file name:common.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


Websteroids intrusion method

Websteroids

Websteroids installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Websteroids). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Websteroids copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is common.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Websteroids and value common.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name common.dll or Websteroids. Also, it can create folder with name Websteroids under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Websteroids, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Websteroids from your browsers below.


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  • Removes all files created by Websteroids.
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How to remove Websteroids manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Websteroids, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Websteroids.

To get rid of Websteroids, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • common.crx
  • common.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Websteroids Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %APPDATA%\Websteroids\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\igjjkeeamkpihpncmmbgdkhdnjpcfmfb
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Websteroids
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Websteroids Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Websteroids related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Websteroids entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Websteroids won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Websteroids Removal Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Websteroids under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Websteroids or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Websteroids
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Websteroids related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Websteroids related extensions from your browsers

Websteroids in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Websteroids. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Websteroids or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Websteroids removal use Websteroids Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Websteroids and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Websteroids removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Websteroids.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Websteroids are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Websteroids.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Websteroids and common.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: remove websteroids

remove any files connected to websteroids

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: remove websteroids

remove any files connected to websteroids

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Problem Summary: I can't take this WebSteroids off

Websteroids is in my Programs and features and I try to uninstall it but it doesn't uninstall it does nothing

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Removal of Websteroids from my computer

Hi, one programme websteroids by Creative Island Media,LLC is installed,despite my continuous effort I am unable to uninstall the programme.this is appearing in internet explorer browser and not going, but removed from google chrome.the following website is appearing in uninstall programme.I have Windows 7.Pl. solve my problem Thanks
http://www.websteroidsapp.com/about.html

Moreover,I was downloading "Viber" desktop version but I am no more interested in viber I want to remove two files appearing in my temp: folder nsu2D5.tmp and nsuBBB.tmp.
thanks

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Enigma and Westeroids

I have Spy Hunter and Creative Island Media on my PC and am unable to get rid of them unless I purchase a program.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Cannot deleat websteroids

It got in all my files and I can't get rid of it.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Pop-ups

I keep getting a pop-up survey every time I go onto a website, saying that I have won and that I should complete the survey. I believe it is because of Websteroids. Please help me to get rid of this problem. Thanks.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Can't install antimalware due to incompatability

incompatability issue

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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