I wrote this article to help you remove WikiBuy Virus. This WikiBuy Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
WikiBuy is a malicious browser extension. Installing it means that you install a browser hijacker on board. As you probably know, hijackers are anything but helpful. That’s why do not trust this pest even for a second. The WikiBuy extension promises to enhance your online and shopping experience by finding great deals and offers on popular websites like Amazon. Unfortunately, this is a lie.
The nasty extension does not help you in any way. It doesn’t find great deals or offers. It just destroys your online activities by constantly bombarding you with issues. If you have it installed in your browsers, be sure to remove it as soon as possible. It affects the most popular and used browsers like Mozilla, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc. Regardless of which one is your favorite, it is now infected and Insafe to use. Do yourself a favor and cut the hijacker`s stay short. Once you spot WikiBuy, start looking for the infection`s installation folder and when you find it, delete it immediately. The more time you grant this parasite on board, the more problems it causes you. Don’t tolerate it. Delete it. And don’t procrastinate. Time is not your friend.
With the WikiBuy extension appended to your favorite browsers, your Internet experience becomes a nightmare. You are constantly interrupted and redirected to third-party sites. The hijacker also makes changes in your settings without bothering to ask for your permission. For instance, it replaces your homepage and preferred search engine with its own domain so you are constantly exposed to threats. Numerous ads get thrown your way on daily basis. Your entire screen is covered with banners, coupons, deals, offers, in texts, etc. and etc. Be careful with those adverts. Most of them are not safe. They either lead to a dodgy page, full of parasites or they conceal parasites themselves. If you click on the wrong ad, you invite more infections in your system.
The hijacker exposes you to daily malware risk. And, it ruins your browsing experience. The intrusions you are forced to put up with are so many that you start avoiding using your own machine. Which is kind of the better option, considering that you are always a single click away from infections. However, you cannot do this forever. Sooner or later you will have to use your PC but with the hijacker on board, it`s a real challenge. The only way out is to remove the parasite for good. Only then will all the interruptions disappear completely. Do not hesitate. Find where the hijacker is lurking and delete it ASAP. To do so manually, follow our detailed removal guide below. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given and soon enough your machine will be virus-free again. Act fast. Delays lead to regrets.
How did you get stuck with the WikiBuy extension? The truth is that the pest tricked you into giving it permission to enter as it cannot get in without it. This means that at some point you gave it permission but you don’t recall having done so. This is because the pest uses tricky tactics to dupe you. It hides behind freeware bundles, spam emails, fake program updates, corrupted pages, unverified torrents, etc. If you don’t pay close attention to what you give your permission to, you end up with infections. Your carelessness is what all parasites want the most. None of the infiltration methods are good enough to work without it. Be more vigilant in the future. Don’t rush and carefully read everything before you say “Yes”.
WikiBuy Virus Uninstall
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here 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.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove WikiBuy Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.