|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Wisen Wizard from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Wisen Wizard on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Wisen Wizard in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Wisen Wizard from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Wisen Wizard from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Wisen Wizard from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Wisen Wizard from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Wisen Wizard Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Wisen Wizard from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Wisen Wizard
Step 2: Uninstall Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Wisen Wizard from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Wisen Wizard, 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 Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard 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 Wisen Wizard will be removed.
Eliminate Wisen Wizard 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Wisen Wizard from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".