How to get rid of Webalta

How to get rid of Webalta

In these short instructions you will learn how to remove Webalta from your computer. The Russian search engine Webalta does not use the most "discreet" methods for its promotion, so the question of how to get rid of this search engine as your home page and remove other signs of Webalta on your computer is quite relevant.

Removing Webalta from the registry

The first thing to do is clean the registry of any entries created there by Webalta. To do this, click "Start" - "Run" (or press Windows key + R), type "regedit" and click "OK". This will launch the registry editor.

In the registry editor menu, select "Edit" - "Search", type "webalta" in the search box and click "Find next". After a while, when the search is complete, you will see a list of all registry settings where mentions of webalta can be found. You can safely delete all of them by right-clicking on them and selecting "Delete".

Just in case, after you've removed all the prescribed values ​​in the Webalta registry, run the search again - there may be more finds.

This is just the first step. Although we have removed all data about Webalta from the registry, when you start your browser as your home page, you will most likely still see (

Webalta home page - how to remove

To remove the Webalta home page from your browsers, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Remove the Webalta page launcher from your browser's shortcut. To do this, right-click on the shortcut that the Internet browser usually launches and select "Properties" from the context menu. In the "Object" tab you will probably see something like «C:SCHEDULE Records.Mozilla FirefoxFirefox.exe " http://start.webalta.en. Obviously, if the mention of webalta is present, then this parameter should be removed. Once you have removed "", click "Apply".
  2. Change the home page in the browser itself. In all browsers, this is done in the basic settings menu. It doesn't matter if you are using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Yandex Browser, Opera or any other.
  3. If you have Mozilla Firefox, you will also have to find the files Experience.js и prefer.js (you can use computer search). Open the found files in notepad and find the line that starts webalta as your browser's home page. The line can be user_pref ("browser.startup.homepage", ""). Remove the webalta address. You can replace it with an address from Yandex, Google or another page of your choice.

One more step: go to "Control Panel" - "Install and Remove Programs" (or "Programs and Features"), and see if there are any Webalta applications. If it's there, uninstall it from your computer.

Here we can finish, if all the steps have been done carefully, then we have managed to get rid of Webalta.

How to remove Webalta in Windows 8

In the case of Windows 8, all the steps to remove Webalta from the computer and change the home page to the desired one will be similar to those described above. However, some users may have a problem with where to look for shortcuts, as when a shortcut is right-clicked on the taskbar or on the start screen, the properties are not found.

Windows 8 start screen shortcuts to remove webalta should be found in the folder % appdata% microsoftwindowsN Start menu N programs

Shortcuts to the taskbar: C: | UserNameAppDataNRoamingNMicrosoftNInternet ExplorerNQuick LaunchNUser PinnedNTaskBar