How to Remove Wallet Protector Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Wallet Protector Virus. This Wallet Protector Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Wallet Protector, as its name implies, is supposed to help you save money online. However, it doesn’t. In fact, it does the exact opposite. This program falls into the category of adware infections. It was not created to be beneficial to you. It was only developed to serve crooks` malicious purposes. Yes, it is beneficial for them, not for you. Make sure you find and delete this adware from your system as soon as possible.

Even though it is not the most dangerous type of parasite, it can and will cause you troubles. The more time it spends on board, the more issues you face. Trust us, you will hate the experience of hosting this pest. It makes a complete mess of your online activities. Do yourself a favor and remove it while it is not too late. Leaving it is a huge mistake. So, once you realize Wallet Protector is on your machine, do not waste any time. Take immediate actions against it. The sooner it is gone, the better. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret not having taken measures on time. Don’t procrastinate! Act!

The Wallet Protector adware is very intrusive. Immediately after setting on board, the issues start pouring. For starters, your entire browsing experience changes significantly. This utility blocks its competitors` ads and replaces them with its own. In addition, it injects your browsers with even more commercials. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners, deals, offers, in texts, pop-ups, best prices, comparisons, video ads, etc.

The adverts cover your screen on daily basis, popping and blocking pages` content. But that’s not all they do. They have another purpose. The crooks behind the adware are using them to boost web traffic to particular sites and thus generate pay-per-click revenue. Basically, with every one of your clicks on an ad, hackers gain profits. They gain even more profits for every shady page you get redirected to. And you are forced to visit many of such dodgy sites. You are becoming a sponsor of crooks just by keeping the pest.

In addition, you risk worsening your predicament. Due to the adware`s shenanigans, you are always a single click away from more malware. Nothing you see on your screen is reliable. If you happen to click on the wrong ad/link, you automatically download more infections. Don’t forget that you already have an infection to worry about. Wallet Protector destroyed your previously enjoyable browsing experience.

It also causes your machine to underperform. Your PC lags, crashes and freezes a lot more often. Using it even for offline work becomes an extremely difficult and annoying task. Do not put up with that. Use our removal guide below and get rid of Wallet Protector for good.

How did you get infected with this? Such infections turn to the old but gold means of infiltration. We are talking spam emails, freeware/shareware bundles, corrupted pages and links, unverified torrents, fake program updates, etc. If you want to protect your machine from future infections, be more careful. Neither of the above-mentioned tactics is good enough to work with your inactive cooperation, aka your carelessness. Do not provide it. Always keep your guard up.

The web is full of parasites waiting for you to make the wrong move. Prove them wrong. Be vigilant and think twice before clicking on some shady page or ad. Do not make yourself an even easier target by being negligent. Protect yourself. Preventing an intruder from entering is much easier than dealing with it once it has already gotten in.

Wallet Protector Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Wallet Protector Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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