How to remove (uninstall) WiseFolderLock

This guide is devoted to an adware called WiseFolderLock and methods to get rid of it. If you suffer from annoying ads on the Internet, and the productivity of the computer has abruptly decreased - this article will explain you what advertising utilities are, understand the primary problem and sweep the machine of unwanted programs.

Adware includes a fairly long list of various species, but the most famous of them are browser toolbars, redirects and adware. You should understand that advertising spam isn't accidental - they were created to act this way from the start. The majority of users believe that suchlike programs are good, being deluded by massive lists of their advantages, but all these advantages either do not work, or do not exist at all. What do these programs actually do?

  • Toolbars are less annoying than adware and hijackers, but except advertising actions they also collect the information about victim's PC and about his actions on the Internet. Such information may be used to trick its owner or sold to third parties for a solid price.
  • Common adware is known because of never-ending spam with all possible kinds of ads, pop-ups and banners. Suchlike utilities could be masked almost to anything: system cleaners, media players, driver updaters, tools for finding news and funny stories and much more. Ads appear as links, pop-ups or separate blocks in the browser.
  • Browser hijackers don't place ads on extraneous web-sites. Hijackers periodically open a scammer's site in the browser that redirects to one of the infected websites.

Each of these three species of adware uses particular methods to get into the computer and to work inside of it. They have one thing in common - they all cause inconvenience to the customer and prevent the user from using the Internet. Except that, according to that all adware is trying to convince the victim to click on links to unknown and often dangerous websites, they let other malicious tools to infect the machine.

 

Now, when we figured out for what purpose was this "virus" made, we will tell you how to locate it. You already know that the primary sign of advertising utilities is an increase in the quantity of ads. Attribute #2 is the emersion of suspicious programs in the system that you don't remember downloading. Such things may appear if victim passes the link to direct loading of the installation file. If such thing happens, you may not even know how perilous software penetrates your laptop.

The symptom #2 is a noticeable slowdown of the machine, and an enlargement in the loading time of the system. You should know that suchlike problems frequently appear for other reasons, not related to advertising programs. The ground for this retardation is that unlike good software, WiseFolderLock has to permanently act, displaying ads and redirecting customer to suspicious sites. This means that adware is running at system boot and shutting down only when the computer stops working. If 3-5 such tools will get into your machine, their synchronous running overburdens the system, and requires so much resources that reliable utilities simply cannot work. This can call lags, emergency turn-offs and critical errors of basic programs. If you notice any of these attributes - you have to scan the system with a decent anti-virus or clean it of malicious programs manually.

Methods to remove WiseFolderLock

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove WiseFolderLock manually

Step 1. Uninstall WiseFolderLock from the operation system

Step 2. Remove WiseFolderLock from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you don't want to spoil your system and prefer to use the Web freely, you need to uninstall WiseFolderLock immediately. In your situation it's not only about removing WiseFolderLock, but also about massive cleaning of hard drive. You can do it manually, but it will take a lot of time and efforts, while having a big chance of failing. WiseFolderLock and other undesired tools do everything to protect themselves from uninstalling and make it as complex as possible. They store backups everywhere on hard drive, hide their main folders, set pending installation tasks after deletion etc. If user is not skilled enough in deletion of malware, the probability of fault and following complications is extremely high. In order not to risk, we recommend you to try Spyhunter anti-virus utility. This soft can fast and easy remove WiseFolderLock from your system, but also defend it from attacks in after years. Spyhunter has a number of advantages, among which are compatibility with other AV programs, 24/7 tech-support, modest price, high speed of scanning and deletion and daily updating of the signature database. If you want to download Spyhunter, or get the free version - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall WiseFolderLock from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select WiseFolderLock and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\WiseFolderLock
  • C:\ProgramData\WiseFolderLock
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\WiseFolderLock

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "WiseFolderLock" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove WiseFolderLock from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select WiseFolderLock and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete WiseFolderLock from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select WiseFolderLock and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall WiseFolderLock from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove WiseFolderLock from the browser

How to remove WiseFolderLock from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove WiseFolderLock

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete WiseFolderLock from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove WiseFolderLock

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall WiseFolderLock from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove WiseFolderLock

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete WiseFolderLock from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose WiseFolderLock and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete WiseFolderLock from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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