How to remove (uninstall) WalletFriends

In this article we'll tell you all necessary info about an advertising software that is called WalletFriends. If WalletFriends isn't installed on your machine – you should be aware of it, and if you’ve installed it somehow – you should remove it ASAP. WalletFriends has no useful functions, and it was made only to bring benefit to its developers, and to annoy its victims. Don't you worry about the increased quantity of ads on each website, or the shifted homepage? How do you think, is it normal that the default search system is shifted to the unknown website, and it emerges each time when you open your browser? The symptoms that are listed above tell us one thing: the computer is infected by some sort of advertising program, and this program must be removed.

What is WalletFriends

WalletFriends

Hackers don't develop malicious programs just to annoy users, and every adware has precise tasks. However, the true aim of this adware differs from those declared. Commonly, the specification of adware states that it will be super useful. Most of these tools promise that they will help in web-browsing. Search for discounts, sales and deals online, help in the download of new movies, music or games and performing some functions in Facebook - that's the most prevalent functions of adware. The primary thing you need to do if you want to download some software - to figure out, is it really helpful? How do you think, why the functions of adware are so blurred? The "safer", "better" or "faster" web-surfing is a pure sample of suchlike functions, as these parameters are really vague and almost impossible to observe. According to this, advertising programs do not do anything, and just take up space in the PC's memory? No, they have one significant function and it is to trick you and to earn money from online advertising.

 

Novice users say that the majority of viruses are created without any distinct reason. It makes sense, right? Hacker knows that out there somewhere is you, struggling to uninstall his virus, and the feeling is very good! In fact, all hazardous programs have their function, and this function helps scammers to earn money. For instance, the incessant display of annoying ads on every website isn't accidental. All this advertising is displayed to obtain money on referrals. Some people heard that browser advertising is paid on the special system, called pay per click. It means that the advertiser pays for each transition from the pop-up to the web-site. Thus, the more links adware displays you, the better is the possibility that you will be interested and pass the link. Yet if you don't take interest in hacker's suggestions - you still click on the link, at least in order to close an inconvenient intrusive banner. Advertisers don't want to know how the click was done, and swindlers will obtain their payment both for the normal referral and for the undesired one. Here we see how quantity defeats quality, as hackers develop a lot of low quality viruses that flood us with annoying ads. Gullible customer can take the advertising shown by malware in earnest, and try to find something interesting among adware propositions, doing tens of clicks daily. Reputable AV-software creators and tech-support forums get tens of thousands of reports on WalletFriends, so swindlers are doing really good profit on it.

Methods to remove WalletFriends

And finally, WalletFriends has another effect which in the long perspective may bring serious damage to your machine. The point is that WalletFriends can change browser controls on purpose to advertise more effective that makes it highly assailable to all types of hazardous programs. Advertisement programs want to modify three things: the filtering of intrusive advertisement, homepage and default search engine. Thus, when adware is in the system, the browser is extremely vulnerable, and different perilous software can use it to enter the system, which is what happens if customer starts to randomly click on suspicious links given by adware. The hazardous programs will clog your computer, because each referral on the link, provided by adware calls one more adware on the PC. You have only one way to stop advertisement and protect your machine from adware hazard - to eliminate WalletFriends.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove WalletFriends manually

Step 1. Uninstall WalletFriends from the operation system

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

 

We know two main methods of advertisement tool distribution: the placing on the infected web-pages and bundled installation with free programs. Infected web-pages are really easy to identify: they are on the last pages of search, and they intrusively offer to buy something. In addition, pay attention to the warnings of your anti-viral tool and browser. To defend your PC from the penetration through the bundled installation technique, you should attentively supervise the installation of each program. Bundled installation is simple: adware is integrated into installation files of useful programs. The installer is changed to offer you to install extra software except the one that you wanted. In some versions you just cannot uncheck the fields, and in some - there's no sign of extraneous installation. You have to understand that: if WalletFriends had penetrated your computer via bundled installation, you, probably, have some more advertising software or malware. So, if you see the option among “recommended installation” and “install for practiced users” – choose the second option. Doing this you will be able to pick what tool you are going to install and which you don’t.

WalletFriends removal tool

The hand elimination of WalletFriends takes approximately 3-5 minutes, and may be made even by a newbie. Both manual and software ways have their own strengths and weaknesses. If you uninstall the harmful software by-hand, you can't intercept it (or any other virus) from entering the computer again. AV-tool is the wisest choice for those people who wish to minimize their contribution in the security of their computers. Spyhunter anti-virus is made to uninstall such software as WalletFriends, and easily deals with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall WalletFriends from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove WalletFriends from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select WalletFriends 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 WalletFriends from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall WalletFriends from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove WalletFriends from the browser

How to remove WalletFriends from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove WalletFriends

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 WalletFriends from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall WalletFriends from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove WalletFriends

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 WalletFriends from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose WalletFriends 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 WalletFriends 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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