There have been reports claiming ‘WikiBrowser’ as an adware program. If you see intrusive pop-up advertisements while you browse the internet, that say something like ‘Brought To You by WikiBrowser’, ‘Provided by WikiBrowser’, ‘Ads by WikiBrowser’ there is a real possibility that you might have the add-in installed on your PC. The other way that it might get on your system is with bundled installers of freeware or bloatware. Be cautious, since it may pose danger to your PC.
‘Ads by WikiBrowser’ – How Does It Work?
Security experts claim that WikiBrowser (often confused with Wiki Browser app in Google play store or wikibrowser(dot)co ) may be advertised as a new and safe web browsing extension. However, most sources consider it software that may be add-driven and could be dangerous to PCs. A lot of people might mistake it for software that has a lot to do with Wikipedia, but this has not been verified in any way.
Similar to your usual adware, ‘Ads by WikiBrowser’ might install itself bundled with other software that you may have downloaded from unfamiliar third-party sites (Media Converters, Video Players, Photo Manipulators). Such software might take advantage of mostly fast clicking users who tend to miss out on details, like removing ticks that may say ‘Get WikiBrowser as a bonus’ or something of this type in the Setup program.
After you have such program installed on your computer, you might become a victim of the following actions:
- Flooding with tons of adware programs.
- Personal Information theft.
- Changes in some PC settings.
- Installations of software without your consent.
- Dangerous ads that redirect to suspicious websites.
‘Ads by WikiBrowser’ – How To Uninstall?
In case you have decided to get rid of ‘Ads by WikiBrowser’ software from your personal computer completely, please implement the step-by-step guide below. In case you are not trained in deleting malware or simply do not have the time to deal with such threats, you should immediately seek out professional software that detects and removes such dangers.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove WikiBrowser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WikiBrowser from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WikiBrowser from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WikiBrowser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WikiBrowser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WikiBrowser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WikiBrowser from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WikiBrowser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WikiBrowser
Step 2: Uninstall WikiBrowser and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by WikiBrowser on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by WikiBrowser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WikiBrowser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WikiBrowser and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove WikiBrowser via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove WikiBrowser files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as WikiBrowser, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove WikiBrowser from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase WikiBrowser from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall WikiBrowser from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove WikiBrowser from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the WikiBrowser will be removed.
Eliminate WikiBrowser from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.