How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

What is an advertising-supported application

Winsrv.exe adverts are appearing on your screen because you have an ad-supported program on your operating system. Normally, an adware is attached to some free software as an additional item so you may not even know of its installation. An adware is easy to identify, primarily because your screen is constantly bombarded with advertisements. The most telling sign of an adware is the large amount of ads filling your screen. It will quickly become evident that an adware made adverts might be very invasive, and will show up in various forms. You need also note that an adware is fully capable of bringing about a much more severe infection, even if it is not a severe contamination itself. If you want to dodge a malicious program contamination, it’s best you eliminate Winsrv.exe the minute you notice its appearance.

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How does Winsrv.exe behave?

You’re probably wondering how you unintentionally set up the ad-supported application. These types of contaminations are added to free programs in a way that allows them to set up alongside, and it’s referred to as the bundling method. Keep a couple of things in mind when setting up freeware. One, some sort of item may be adjoined to the program, and if you use Default mode when installing it, you will also install the offer. Second, you ought to select Advanced (Custom) settings if you want to be able to unmark all added items. And if you already installed it, we advise you to eliminate Winsrv.exe sooner rather than later.

As soon as the ad-supported application installs onto your PC, your Internet surfing will be hindered by advertisements. The boost in ads might not be that unusual to some but if they show “Ads by Winsrv.exe” constantly, that is a big sign of an adware, and therefore you would need to remove Winsrv.exe. An adware can add itself to the majority of the leading browsers, whether it is Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If the ad-supported program is allowed to remain long enough, you will notice that the ads are becoming noticeably more personalized. For that purpose, data about you is compiled, and that is why it knows what you would be interested in. An ad-supported application will not directly damage your device but it could lead to severe threats. An advertising-supported software might sometimes lead you to harmful websites, and that may end with you obtaining a malicious program infection. Which is why we strongly recommend you eliminate Winsrv.exe.

Methods to erase Winsrv.exe

Depending on how much experience you have with computers, you have two methods to remove Winsrv.exe. If you think you will be able to locate the threat yourself, you may decide to erase Winsrv.exe manually. We will provide you a by hand Winsrv.exe removal guide below this report to help you. A much easier option would be implementing anti-spyware tool to eliminate Winsrv.exe.

Learn how to remove Winsrv.exe from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Winsrv.exe

a) Windows 10/Windows 8

  1. Start -> Search -> Search for Control Panel. win10-start How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  2. Open Control Panel and access Programs and Features.
  3. Find all programs you want to uninstall and delete them. win10-remove-program How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

b) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs. win-xp-start-control How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  2. Find the programs you want to uninstall and delete them. win-xp-control-panel How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

c) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder, located in your dock.
  2. Select Applications from the list on the left side, locate all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash. mac-os-app-remove How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Right-click on the trash icon in your dock and press Empty Trash.

Step 2. Uninstall Winsrv.exe from browsers

a) Delete Winsrv.exe from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. IE-gear How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Manage add-ons -> Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find and delete all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  5. Close the window.

b) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. ie-settings How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Press on Internet Options, delete the homepage URL and type in the one you wish to use. IE-settings2 How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Save changes.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. ie-settings How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Internet Options -> Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Near the bottom, you will see a Reset option. Press that.
  5. Check the box that says Delete personal data and press Reset. IE-reset How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

d) Delete Winsrv.exe from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner.
  3. Select More Tools and then Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press on the trash icon to delete them. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you problems, you can disable them temporarily by unchecking the Enabled box. chrome-extensions-delete How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

e) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner and choose Settings. chrome-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Scroll down to On startup and press on Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Choose either Add a new page or Use current page to change your homepage.
  5. Still in Settings, scroll up to Search engine and press Manage search engines.
  6. Select the search engine you want to use. chrome-search-engines How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner and choose Settings. chrome-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Scroll down to Advanced and press on that.chrome-settings How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Go down to the very bottom and press Reset. chrome-reset How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  5. Read the warning and press Reset again.

g) Delete Winsrv.exe from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner. mozilla-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Select Add-ons and choose the Extensions tab. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and delete them.

h) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner and select Options. mozilla-menu-options How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. In General, delete the current URL of your homepage and type in the one you want to use. mozilla-options How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

i) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner and choose Help.
  3. Choose Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Under Give Firefox a tune up, press on Refresh Firefox. In the box that appears, select Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

j) Delete Winsrv.exe from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Launch Microsoft Edge,
  2. Open the More menu by pressing on the three dots at the top right-corner. edge-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Choose Settings and press Choose what to clear. edge-choose-to-clear How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Select everything you want to clear and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  5. Open Task Manager (Ctrl +Alt + Delete -> Task Manager).
  6. In Processes, right-click on a Microsoft Edge process.
  7. Select End task for all Microsoft Edge processes. edge-task-manager How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
(Method 2)
  1. Open C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge edge-folder How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  2. Delete the folders you find there
  3. Start -> Search.
  4. Search for Windows PowerShell.
  5. Right-click on the Windows PowerShell and choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  6. When Windows PowerShell opens, copy and paste "Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>" without the quotation marks. edge-powershell-script How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  7. Press Enter.

k) Delete Winsrv.exe from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Go to the Extensions tab, find all suspicious extensions and delete them. You can also temporarily disable them if you are unsure about which extension is causing you problems. safari-extensions How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

l) Delete Safari history and Cache

  1. Safari → Clear History. Choose from which time you want to delete the history and press Clear. safari-history How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  2. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  3. Select the Advanced tab. safari-advanced How to get rid of Winsrv.exe
  4. Check Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  5. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to get rid of Winsrv.exe

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