|Short Description||Pop-ups administered by an adware program on the computer.|
|Symptoms||Pc slowdowns. Difficult to uninstall.The user may encounter different types of advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling), or executing fake updates, clicking on random pop-up windows.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Wisen Wizard|
Extension, powered by Yontoo, notorious for developing unwanted applications (PUA), called Wisen Wizard has been raising a lot of complaints recently regarding the display of annoying ad content on the computer. Such adware programs are well known for closely cooperating with third parties to quickly generate income via pay-per-click schemes and affiliate marketing. Security experts strongly advise on the removal of such junk code from your PC.
How Did I Get Wisen Wizard On My PC?
The most efficient method for unwanted app distribution is the most stealthy one – bundling. It involves the combination of the program with other free software as a part of an affiliate deal for its distribution. This is how some programs may slip onto user PCs without even having an opt-out option. This doesn’t exclude the possibility that you may have added it by accident by clicking on an online ad.
More About Wisen Wizard
Wisen wizard claims that it will improve the online searching experience. Do not be fooled by this, because this app may be exactly the opposite. It might flood your web space and search results with advertisements in the form of ad supported searches, modified website content or annoying pop-up ads, all of which might lead to third parties. This is not a good feeling, especially if your computer is new.
More to it than that, apps such as this one may cooperate closely with third-parties with one and only purpose. That is to make money with a complete disregard for user safety. This is because some third party sites may conceal various risks from the user:
- Dangerous redirects to sites that may employ malware on the PC.
- Pop-ups that trick most users into thinking their computer is infected with malware and use that very fear to con him/her into either entering his info or calling fake tech support numbers. They usually may charge high rates for the call.
- Advertisements that claim the user won a prize and the only thing needed to do is fill out a survey or a form.
- Ads that may trick the user into filling out his financial info to begin free trials of various useful programs.
- Other advertisements that may lead to the adding of even more third-party apps that may hijack your computer.
This is the main reason experts advise users to stay away from unfamiliar ad-supported applications, even if they perform a free service. Cyber-criminals have become even smarter when it comes to such application, and they create whole networks of such PUPs with the belief that the more apps, the more money from clicks and affiliate marketing schemes.
Removal of Wisen Wizard
In case you feel like getting rid of this suspicious bunch of code on your computer, be advised that you may not be able to do it by yourself. Such apps often conceal files in the %appdata% and %temp% locations in Windows. They also may create registry key and value objects that might be change different settings. Such settings either allow the transmission of data to online servers of the developer via cookies or may prevent the app from complete uninstall.
To manually uninstall Wisen Wizard, you should guide your step by the step-by-step manual provided below on this page. After that, it is highly recommended to employ advanced anti-malware program that will detect any concealed objects related to Wisen Wizard and remove them if there are such. It will also block any further hazardous non-malware that may slip on your system.
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