I wrote this article to help you remove Wizzcaster. This Wizzcaster removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Wizzcaster is an adware program. It targets the web browser. The rogue tool can infect the three most common web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Wizzcaster carries out aggressive advertising campaigns. It will flood your screen with pop-up ads, promoting bargain offers for various consumer goods. The deals the adware suggests can be fake. The windows could lead you to corrupted websites, spreading malware. You can never be certain about the reliability of a given ad which is why we advise you to avoid them.
What dangers does Wizzcaster involve?
The adware supports websites with unconfirmed security. Wizzcaster does not bother to run a scan of the platforms it promotes. The windows the shady tool displays contain embedded links to third party websites. They may or may not be reliable shopping platforms. Clicking on an ad means taking a risk. We advise you to discard the unsolicited offers.
Wizzcaster is known to generate different kinds of advertisements, like pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, comparison, interstitial, floating, contextual, inline, transitional and full-page ads. You can tell if an ad comes from Wizzcaster by checking if it has a label attached to it. The adware flags each ad with a phrase like “Ads by Wizzcaster”, “Brought to you by Wizzcaster”, “Powered by Wizzcaster” and others.
The second major issue with Wizzcaster is connected to personal security. The furtive program has the ability to track your sessions and record data from your browser. Once installed, the adware will have instant access to the information your browser stores by default. This includes the type and version of your operating system and web browser, the computer’s IP address, your geographic location, tracking cookies and browsing history. The secluded program can record the information you enter into search fields and personal accounts. The gathered data will be traded on dark markets without your consent.
How did Wizzcaster get installed to my computer?
The official website of Wizzcaster is wizzcaster.com. If you load the domain’s URL address, you will be asked to submit your login details. If you try to create an account on the website, you will find that this is not possible. The interface of the domain is just a cover-up for its real purpose. Wizzcaster.com allows the adware to generate advertisements. The insidious tool is distributed through other sources. Freeware and shareware programs are the usual hosts for Wizzcaster. The adware’s setup wizard gets bundled with them. When performing the install, you have to check for extra tools and deselect them.
The other host for Wizzcaster are spam emails. The clandestine program is attributed to hiding behind attached files, described as documents. The spammer composes a fake message on behalf of a reliable company or entity, like the national post, a courier firm, a bank, a government institution or the police department. You have to proof the contacts, listed in the email, to check whether the sender is who he claims to be. Do not open any files before doing your due diligence.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 Wizzcaster from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.