Wizesearch.com Redirect Removal

Wizesearch.com Redirect Removal


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how to remove Wizesearch.com redirect

This article aims to help you with the removal of Wizesearch.com redirect from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide at the end to get rid of this annoying website in full.

Wizesearch.com is a domain that could start to appear in your preferred browser without your consent. Thus, it is classified as a browser hijacker that could compromise the homepage, new tab page as well as default search engine of target browser. With these modifications, it becomes able to push its dubious search engine and trick you into using its services. As a typical hijacker Wizesearch.com aims to obtain sensitive details and use them for advertising purposes. Unfortunately, both your personal and non-personal data could be disclosed with third-parties of unknown origin and misused by malicious intenders.

Threat Summary

TypeBrowser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP
Short DescriptionWizesearch.com is the domain associated with browser hijacker that affects commonly used web browsers by modifying the settigns of their homepages, new tab pages and default search engines.
SymptomsThe homepage and new tab page of affected browsers redirect to the main page of the suspicious search engine Wizesearch.com. Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Wizesearch.com – Spread Techniques

The reason why your preferred browser redirects you to Wizesearch.com hijacker is most likely a potentially unwanted program installed on the computer. Such programs often compromise computer systems with the help of the installers of free third-party apps available on various torrent websites like The Pirate Bay and online stores for software like Chrome Web Store. So along with the last free program or torrent file, you opened on your PC you might have installed the hijacking app associated with Wizesearch.com as well. When the PUP comes as a part of the installers of desired apps, it is usually hidden in the Advanced or Custom configuration options so that users could miss its presence and get tricked into installing it along with the first app. To prevent the installation of undesired apps like Wizesearch.com you need to select these options and read carefully all the details presented there.

Frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari could be affected by Wizesearch.com redirect.

Wizesearch.com – More About Its Impact

After infection, the deceptive search engine pushed by Wizesearch.com is set as a default one, and you could see it on your homepage as well as on each new tab window you open. By modifying all these basic browser settings even on system level, the redirect aims to ensure its persistent presence on the infected computer. Have in mind that some of harmful files and objects associated with Wizesearch.com may be hard to find manually especially the ones that compromise Windows registry keys and values there.

Below you can see a picture of redirect’s main page:

Wizesearch.com redirect modifies search results

The main purpose of Wizesearch.com redirect is to obtain specific details you provide online and spy on your online activities. This could be explained by the fact that its owners need to use the data to set their advertising campaigns and deliver you ads based on your interests. Additional components dropped on your affected PC may help the hijacker to generate adverts and redirect you to suspicious websites that could deliver third-party content or even malware infections.

As regards the search results of Wizesearch.com they are generated by another browser hijacker Safe Finder which was reported by our team back in August 2015. The tricky part is that Safe Finder hijacker tries to imitate the look of Yahoo search results so you can easily miss its logo positioned at the top right corner and continue using its deceptive services. Even though SafeFinder hijacker uses the Yahoo search database to generate results, the owners of this hijacker could modify what you see and flood the results with lots of ads. As a result, you may not be able to see the most reputable websites related to your search queries.

In addition, both hijackers are known to acquire all your search queries as well as browsing history and other specific details that define your browsing habits.

Wizesearch.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy section of Wizesearch.com site could be accessed by its main domain on the bottom left. Because of the search queries going through the Safe Finder hijacker – its policy also applies here. From reading both policies, you find out that both platforms gather personally and non-personally identifying information. That information can be disclosed to third-parties or even released on dark web forums.

According to the Wize Search policy, information which can be collected is:
  • The type of your browser
  • The type of your device
  • Language preferences
  • Time stamps
  • Clicks and visited pages
  • Facebook Login, Google+, etc. data stored in such social media sites
  • Email address
  • Search logs
  • Operating system
  • Utilized internet service provider
  • Other similar information
According to the policy of Safe Finder, the information which can be collected is:
  • Browser (type and language)
  • Operating System (type and language)
  • Your name and address
  • Geo location and IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Your time zone
  • Advertisements viewed
  • Offers and services that interest you
  • Default search
  • VPN and Proxy services
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Interaction with social networks
  • Screen Resolution
  • Search quires and browsing history
  • Pages browsed and content viewed

If you are using any services related to Wizesearch.com or Safe Finder, including applications pushed by them, you automatically give your approval for the collection of your data. The policies state that cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and similar technologies can be also used for accumulating data.

How to Remove Wizesearch.com Redirect

The steps listed below will help you to remove Wizesearch.com redirect completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, or Safari web browser. The guide that follows will also be helpful for the removal of this nasty program from your Windows system. You will find two removal approaches – manual and automatic. Have in mind that the manual removal steps may not reveal all harmful files dropped on the system. If these files remain on the system you can still experience redirects to Wizesearch.com during browsing sessions. For maximum protection, it is good to scan the system for some leftovers with certified anti-malware tool.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Wizesearch.com or other threats.
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To remove Wizesearch.com follow these steps:

1. Uninstall malicious programs from Windows
2. Clean your Browser and Registry from Wizesearch.com

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Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections. She believes that in times of constantly evolving dependency of network connected technologies, people should spread the word not the war.

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