This article aims to help you with the removal of Wallpapers Collection from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide to remove this nasty extension completely from your PC.
Wallpapers Collection is an intrusive browser extension that can land on your system without you noticing it. Once installed in the browser it urges you to use a dubious search engine by setting it as a default one. The extension is also able to read all your data on the websites you visit and replaces the page you see when you open a new browser tab. In case that you want to regain your online security, make sure to remove Wallpapers Collection as well as all associated files and objects entirely from your affected PC.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||A suspicious browser extension that installs a hijacker and delivers lots of advertisemets.|
|Symptoms||The homepage and new tab page of affected browsers display the hijacker associated with Wallpapers Collection search.wallpaperscollection.pro . Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Wallpapers Collection |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Wallpapers Collection.|
Wallpapers Collection – Methods of Distribution
One of the channels used for the distribution of this nasty browser extension is its official website wallpaperscollection.pro. When you land on it, you can see a red button “Click Here” that once clicked triggers a pop-up that provides an option to install Wallpapers Collection.
The extension is also uploaded to Chrome Web Store where you can download it. Supposedly it is not the way you got it in your browser. Being considered to be an unwanted browser app, Wallpapers Collection is mainly attempting to land on your system without your knowledge. For the purpose, its owners are likely to spread it via software bundles, corrupted web pages and third-party installers. Such shady techniques of distribution grant the nasty program access to your PC by fooling you into installing it unnoticeably.
In case that you want to prevent an unnoticed intrusion of undesired programs like Wallpapers Collection, you surely need to be careful whenever you decide to install a new app on your PC, especially if it’s a free one. Many developers incorporate potentially unwanted programs into the installers of their free apps. As it is a suitable way for them to monetize their projects, they often skip providing more information about the existence of these extras. Luckily, sometimes more information could be found in the Advanced or Custom configuration options. By choosing them, you may be able to deselect the installation of all apps you don’t need and prevent nasty extensions like Wallpapers Collection from affecting your browser.
Wallpapers Collection targets primarily Google Chrome users. It may also affect other commonly used web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Wallpapers Collection – More About Its Impact
After the dubious Wallpapers Collection browser extension sneaks into your system, it initiates several modifications of your browser settings without asking for your permission. According to the results of our research among the functionalities of Wallpapers Collection are:
- To read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- To replace the page you see when opening a new tab
- To manage your apps, extensions and themes
As described on its official website wallpaperscollection.pro the extension is one that can only personalize your homepage with amazing browsing images. However, its functionalities allow it to hijack your browser completely. Apparently, this nasty extension aims to set an associated search engine as a default one so it can start to obtain certain details from your affected browser and spy on your online activities. After infection you start to see the domain search.wallpaperscollection.pro to appear on your homepage, new tab page and default search engine.
In fact, this search engine is a hoax one as each time you enter a search query it just redirects you to Bing search. What’s more all your search queries as well as visited websites and other details about your online activities are sent to the server that hosts Wallpapers Collection. The harvested data could be then easily used for advertising purposes.
Undesired extensions like Wallpapers Collection are mainly created to generate revenue for their owners and how they achieve this is by generating numerous advertisements in the affected browsers. Thus, you could see many pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, images, in-text links, redirects and other types of sponsored content to appear during each browsing session. All these ads could be the reason of your browser being sluggish and unresponsive. And for the sake of your security, it is good to avoid visiting the sites promoted by Wallpapers Collection as they could be compromised by bad actors who aim to deliver malicious code on your PC.
During the uninstallation process of Wallpapers Collection from your affected browser, you could send a report to Google and announce them that this software has appeared in your browser without your permission. Eventually, they will review your message and take actions to remove it from their store. You could find how to remove the nasty extension from the browser in the step-by-step guide at the end of this article.
According to the policy of Clever App, S.L, all their products and services as well as all affiliated services can collect personal information with your permission taken for granted. Even though the site does not specify all the collected details based on our research experience we suspect that once Wallpapers Collection has access to your browser and system it may obtain:
- Web browser version
- Operating system type and version
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- IP Address
- Your Internet service provider (ISP)
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- Names, email or mailing addresses
- And other data that can identify you and your interests
Remove Wallpapers Collection Browser Extension
The steps listed below will help you to remove Wallpapers Collection extension completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and Safari browsers. In the guide that follows, you will also find how to remove this nasty program from your Windows system. There are two removal approaches – manual and automatic. In case that after the manual removal you still see Wallpapers Collection in your browser, you need to scan the system for some leftovers. With the help of an advanced anti-malware tool, you can easily locate and eliminate all leftovers.