Best Answer CeciliaB , 09 November 2015 - 05:50 PM
Good that you have noticed the sticky topic: http://www.lavasofts...uninstallation/
Most people can uninstall Web Companion and the DLL files will be deleted automatically during the uninstallation, but sometimes e.g. an antivirusprogram blocks the automatic change of the socket, and then the files will remain.
It's possible to configure the home page and search provider: http://www.webcompanion.com/help
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10. I did not ask to Install Web Companion. How did it get on my PC?
Web Companion is most commonly distributed within another software product that you or someone who uses your PC has elected to install. This is known as "bundled software distribution" and is a practice widely used by software makers worldwide to make money while delivering free software to their end-users. Most software vendors simply don't make enough money through paid licensing to continue their operations.
Lavasoft goes to great lengths to associate itself with only reputable software vendors, and also to ensure that the consent screen is clear and accurate. Despite these efforts, many users will inadvertently (due to no fault of their own) accept to install Web Companion and wonder how it ended up on their PC. Web Companion exists to protect users from this exact outcome, so we make sure the uninstallation process is as simple as possible and that any modifications of the configuration of the user's PC are simple to revert.