How to Remove Wrotector.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

Being constantly redirected to pages which you had no intention of visiting whatsoever is incredibly annoying. However, being redirected to the Wrotector.com site is not only irritating, it is a sign that your machine has been infected with a cyber infection. Yes, there is an adware parasite in your system and it is the reason this malicious page is forced on you non-stop. The pest has already managed to sneak into your PC and the appearance of Wrotector.com is its way of revealing itself. Heed that warning.

Adware infections don’t make for pleasant companions. On the contrary. They wreak havoc from the moment they enter. The one you are currently infected with is not different. It must be removed before it managed to cause some serious problems. And if you let it stay on board, it eventually will. Do yourself a favor and get rid of it before it is too late. The pest is not that hard to tackle IF you don’t procrastinate and act promptly. Take the chance to remove it as soon as the opportunity presents itself. Don’t waste time in debates. This is an infection we are talking about and it has no place in your system.

The adware was created for the only purpose of generating pay-per-click revenue for its owners. The problem is that it has no verifying mechanism and everyone who is willing to pay can use it to promote. The tool doesn’t check what is being advertised via its services or who the advertisers are. Needless to say, many hackers take advantage and use the adware to spread malicious content online and to earn money off of users like you. How?

The adware displays numerous commercials on daily basis and redirects you to suspicious page all the time. You can never know which of them are legitimate and which are corrupted. It can be 50/50, it can be 20/80. No one knows. The only way to find out is to click. But if the ad that you clicked on turns out to be corrupted, your predicament worsens. It may lead you to a page full of infections or it may conceal infections itself.

Either way, you end up with more malware on your system and the crooks get paid. You become their sponsor. Is this something you are okay with? We don’t think so. Also, the adware and its intrusions become more and more aggressive with time to the point where you avoid using your own machine because you are constantly interrupted by ads and dodgy sites. This will not stop. Not unless you remove the adware. Only then will everything get back to normal. Once the pest is gone, you will be able to surf the web normally again. Don’t hesitate. Use our removal guide below and get rid of the nasty pest now! The sooner, the better.

How did the adware enter? In order to find its way in, the infection turns to tricky tactics like spam emails, corrupted pages, illegitimate download sources, fake program updates, freeware and shareware bundles, etc. Any of these methods will work if you are negligent. Your carelessness is what hackers cannot succeed without. Do not grant it. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by not paying attention.

Be careful what pages you visit and what links you click on. Don’t open emails from strangers. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. The fine print can hide misleading clauses which you may not be okay with. Do not rush but take your time. If you don’t look out for your own machine parasites will keep infecting you.

Wrotector.com Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Wrotector.com 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 Wrotector.com 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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