I wrote this article to help you remove Wyyo.com. This Wyyo.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Wyyo.com is a dangerous domain and even more dangerous search engine. If you see it all the time, we have bad news for you. There is a browser hijacker lurking somewhere in your system and it is the one to force this malicious page on you. This page is, in fact, hazardous. The hijacker uses it to boost traffic to some particular pages so the crooks behind it can make money via the pay-per-click mechanism. This is their only goal. The worst part is that they use you. They lie to your face that this domain is reliable and generates safe and accurate search results. It doesn’t. What it actually generates are countless sponsored links. If you don’t take immediate measures, things could worsen really fast. This parasite will eventually go out of control and it will completely wreck your system. Don’t hesitate. Delete it on the spot.
As we said, the hijacker forces the Wyyo.com page on you. But how did the hijacker get it? Did you download it on purpose? We doubt it. And yet, here it is. Hijackers need your permission to enter. They have to be properly installed. Did you install this pest? Well, the answer is “yes” but let`s explain. The hijacker asks for your permission but it does so in the sneakiest way possible. Otherwise, you will never give it green light. So, it uses tricks and relies on your distraction and carelessness. For example, one of the most efficient tactics involves freeware bundling. The pest is attached to a bundle and it gets installed without you realizing. That’s why you should always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. The Custom settings allow you to see each program in the bundle as well as to deselect anything. If you spot some suspicious program, deselect it immediately. If you don’t, it enters your machine alongside the others and then you have to deal with it. Be more careful online. All infections pray for your haste and negligence. By not paying attention you are basically making yourself an even easier target.
As soon as Wyyo.com enters, the hijacker starts making reshuffles in your browsers` settings thus taking control over them. Of course, it doesn’t need your approval. You are neither asked nor informed of these changes. You just open your browser one day to see that your previous homepage and search engine are gone and Wyyo.com is in their place. All of a sudden this page is everywhere. You practically cannot surf the Web without seeing/using it. You get redirected back to it all the time. It appears in your search results. When you open a new tab it is there. And if you want to search for something, you are forced to use the Wyyo.com engine. The problem is, as we mentioned, this engine it anything but reliable. It doesn’t generate safe and accurate results. It mostly generates sponsored links which you must stay away from. You should know better that trusting a sponsored link. These links are only used to serve hackers` malicious purposes. They were never meant to be helpful to you.
Wyyo.com also displays some perfectly safe results which you cannot tell which is which unless you click. But clicking is too much of a risk. If you click the wrong one you may download more infections. So stay away from everything the engine throws your way. It cannot be trusted. The hijacker also bombards you will countless pop-ups. Offers, deals, video ads, coupons, discounts, best prices, etc. Your screen is constantly covered with unreliable commercials which may even look attractive. However, they also serve crooks and must be avoided. Don’t click on anything the hijackers generates unless you want to worsen your already pretty unpleasant situation. The last thing you need is getting infected with more parasites. The one you are stuck with is more than enough. It effectively ruins your online experience to the point when you actually think that it would be better not to use your machine at all.
Speaking of your machine, it is also affected. It is incredibly slow. It lags. It crashes. Your browsers freeze. You may even have problems with establishing a stable internet connection. And yet, all of the above-mentioned issues you can actually see and experience. There is something else which the hijacker does in complete silence and which you cannot notice. From the moment it enters, the pest starts spying on you and your every online move. It monitors everything, keeps on collecting valuable information and when it decides it is enough, it sends it all to the crooks. These strangers with agendas have access to your privacy and there is no scenario in which this can end well for you. But you can stop it right now. Use our removal guide below and get rid of this virus for good. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order shown.
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.
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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Wyyo.com 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 Wyyo.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.