A new potentially unwanted program, going by the name Wise System Mechanic has been reported to pose as a fake system optimizer that claims it can perform optimizations on any Windows system in order to make it run faster. In addition to this, the unwanted program has also been reported to do more harm than the good it claims to do and to slow down the computers on which it has been installed and may display fake detection pop-ups in order to get victims to purchase it’s full version. This activity is what makes this program advisable to remove, according to security experts. If your computer has Wise System Mechanic and you have considered removing this software or learning more about it, we recommend that you read the following article.
|Name||Wise System Mechanic|
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program|
|Short Description||Aims to possibly display fake system issues in order to convince users to purchase it’s full versionin order to fix their computers.|
|Symptoms||Your computer may become sluggish and slow and|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
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System Mechanic – How Did I Get It
The primary method of propagation which is used by System Mechanic to propagate onto your computer system without you realizing it is to be included in the installer of another free program you may have downloaded online. Such programs are reported to be various freeware software which is uploaded on software providing sites. So the way it happens is you download you favorite media player, torrent downloading software or any type of freeware and somewhere in the Advanced or Custom installation modes an installation step may be concealed which may offer Wise System Mechanic as a “Free Extra” to your current installation, similar to what the image below displays:
Another, more aggressive method of you having Wise System Mechanic installed on your computer is by fake web pages, similar the the ones on this web link that aim to trick you that your PC has been infected with a virus, and a download is required to remove the virus, like the image below displays:
Wise System Mechanic – Activity and Purpose
Once installed on your computer, this troublesome program may begin to run an automatic scan. This scan might as well be a completely non-existent one, only to fool the eye of the inexperienced user. The scan usually results in the program detecting hundreds of errors on your computer system, primarily in your Windows Registry Editor, like the ones below:
Exactly these are the type of errors that differ Wise System mechanic from an actual registry cleaner, which would detect those errors only if they are serious. However, those registry entries may not even exist and the easiest way to check that is to manually navigate to the registry key that has been detected and see if there is an actual entry going by that name.
In addition to this, Wise System Mechanic does not do any actual cleanup of your computer, since the program wants you to buy it’s full version beforehand. However, it is strongly advisable not to do that, since your financial information goes to vendor of whom you may know nothing about, and if so, you risk loosing all your money on your credit card, by trusting unknown entities.
Furthermore, some antivirus software also detects Wise System Mechanic as a Trojan horse, which, if true, may represent a whole other level of risks on your computer, including:
- Theft of information.
- Password theft.
- Financial information theft.
If you see this program on your computer, security experts strongly advise to check completely if the activities performed by it are legitimate and then decide whether or not it’s worth to remove it or not. If the program is intrusive and annoyng and displays various pop-ups and advertisements which slow down your computer, then you should immediately remove this software from your system, as most experts would advise you to do with Wise System Mechanic.
How to Remove Wise System Mechanic
In order to remove this program, a simple uninstall may not cut it. You will need to make sure that all of the files and system objects this software may have created on your computer are gone, so that you can stop seeing advertisements in the future. To do so, we advise you to follow the removal instructions down below. They are divided in automatic or manual removal methods. If you lack the experience in removing unwanted programs, like Wise System Mechanic, security professionals would suggest that you focus on removing this program automatically using an advanced anti-malware software. Such program is designed to automatically scan for and detect all unwanted software on your computer, remove it fully and make sure you stay protected against future intrusions as well.
Delete Wise System Mechanic from Windows and Your Browser
Remove Wise System Mechanic automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Wise System Mechanic from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Wise System Mechanic on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Wise System Mechanic in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Wise System Mechanic from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Wise System Mechanic from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Wise System Mechanic from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Wise System Mechanic from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Wise System Mechanic Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Wise System Mechanic from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Wise System Mechanic
Step 2: Uninstall Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Wise System Mechanic from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Wise System Mechanic, 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 Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic will be removed.
Eliminate Wise System Mechanic 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 Wise System Mechanic 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".