What Is Wishenger?
If you happen to see Wishenger to be added on your browsers or computer, then you are most likely dealing with some type of a PUP, also known as potentially unwanted program. These types of unwanted software get added without users consent and may start to modify your web browser and begin to show tons of ads on it. The main purpose why these apps exist is to make money for their developers by either showing ads they were paid to based on some type of shady order or via passive pay-per-click schemes. And since the creators of apps, like Wishenger adware do not care what it is they show in terms of ads, this is how you may end up being led to scam or virus websites.
Read this article if you want to learn more on how to remove Wishenger from your computer and browser and protect your devices in the future as well.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Wishenger – What Does It Do?
Just like TabOptimizer, iStart Search Bar and Leasedtohe.biz, Wishenger is also categorized as potentially unwanted program. But how did this app get in your computer in the first place? The answer to that is simple. Usually such software is either advertised as helpful on some shady websites or gets bundled in one of the setup steps of other seemingly free programs, from the likes of free media players, file converters and other types of free programs.
Once Wishenger is added to your computer, this software may begin to show ads that may likely be from the following kinds:
- Ads appearing instead of search results.
- Browser pop-ups.
- Redirects and transfers to third-party sites.
- Text-embedded advertisements.
- Banner adverts.
- Push notifications promotions.
These ads may use different types of trackers to determine information concerning your online activity. Such trackers often include cookies, tags, pixels, geo-locators and other tracking tech. They may be dropped on your computer as small objects that may stay for years of time if not removed and may obtain the following details from your computer:
- Pages visited.
- Your clicks made online.
- Bookmarked sites.
- Browser history.
Wishenger may also cause ads that may not be as safe because even its creators cannot guarantee to which places these ads could lead to. This is often how people end up being redirected to the following dangerous websites:
- Phishing or “Fake” sites.
- Endless redirect loop schemes.
- Scam surveys.
- Scamming sites.
- Virus domains.
- Tech support scams.
- Rogue software download frauds.
This is the primary reason to consider removing Wishenger and all of the software that may be related to it from your computer ASAP.
Remove Wishenger from Your Device
In order to get rid of Wishenger from your computer, we would strongly reccomend that you follow the removal instructions which we posted beneath this article. They have been created to help you detect and get rid of Wishenger from your device. For the removal with best effectiveness it is strongly suggested that you download and run a scan of your computer using an advanced anti-malware software. This software’s main goal is to help you remove Wishenger from your computer effectively by scanning for all its files and objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Wishenger from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Wishenger on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Wishenger in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Wishenger from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Wishenger from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Wishenger from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Wishenger from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Wishenger Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Wishenger from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Wishenger
Step 2: Uninstall Wishenger 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 Wishenger 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 Wishenger there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Wishenger from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Wishenger 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 Wishenger 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 Wishenger files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Wishenger, 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 Wishenger 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 Wishenger 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 Wishenger 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 Wishenger 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 Wishenger will be removed.
Eliminate Wishenger 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 Wishenger 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".