Web Companion

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Ad-Aware's Web Companion is an essential tool helping keep your system safe as you browse the internet.
Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox

Users of Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox:

Anti-Phishing Protection - Web Companion blocks websites trying to steal your personal information by impersonating sites you know and trust. Web Companion keeps your passwords, credit card and all other personal information safe from hackers.

Real-Time Web Protection - Web Companion blocks the latest viruses before most antivirus companies’ labs have had a chance to detect, analyze and publish a fix – making sure that you always stay protected!

Chrome

Users of Google Chrome:

As of Chrome 34, Google has independently decided to prevent any program from changing the homepage and search settings.

This unfortunately prevents security products like Web Companion from performing its function, namely protecting the user and offering a simple/unified user experience across all major browsers. The Web Companion team is actively looking into a solution for this.

For more information about what Ad-Aware Web Companion can do for you, click here.

How do I remove Web companion?

For Windows 8:

  1. Go to Charm bar (key + C) and then "Settings", then "Control Panel"
  2. Choose "Programs and Features"
  3. Select Web Companion and click on 'Uninstall' button

For Windows 7:

  1. Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel"
  2. Choose "Programs and Features"
  3. Select Web Companion
  4. Click on "Uninstall" button

For Windows Vista:

  1. From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel"
  2. Choose "Programs and Features"
  3. Select Web Companion
  4. Click "Uninstall" and then "Continue" to remove it

If you have any other questions related to Web Companions functionality, please click here.