How to remove (uninstall) Wekomix.com

Are you having hard times with aggravating banners? Did you have enough of the PC turning off or rebooting all the time? Is Wekomix.com advertising virus the cause of all these hard times? If the answers are “yes” to all those questions – we’re willing to assist you to solve your difficulties. In our guide, we've gathered the complex measures on adware’s deletion from your workstation itself and from Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Safari.

Wekomix.com

Advertisement on the Web have gone very aggravating recent time, and customers are getting used to it. Banner ads are all over the Web – regardless of what's the website you're looking at - you will see them. We remember a time when you saw two-three pop-ups per day, but today you see at least ten per one website. Advertisers did, after all find out that the Internet is the rich place to find new users, and so did fraudsters. They've made undesired tools to break into the PC so that it will show you unreliable, fake advertisement. One of these tools just got the control over your device, and it is known as Wekomix.com. Ads by Wekomix.com are not for selling things – they’re just a bait for trustful customers. If you're clicking on this ad, you’ll end up on a dangerous site, where you won't get anything real. Usually, there is nothing at all, apart from a suggestion to get a useless free utility, which will screw up your PC and display more banners to you. If you're already tired of that – in our guide you’ll discover anything you need to eliminate it.

What is Wekomix.com

 

We're talking about a utility, made to do one thing: to display banners to users. It can't even be called a complete tool, because it’s just a primitive script, capable of altering your browser settings and allowing people apply it in swindlers favor. For you to understand its way of working, we’ll describe its doings gradually:

  • If you have chosen the "not recommended" technique and ignored Wekomix.com – you would not read this entry. Based on this, we think that you haven't looked at that box. According to this adware got installed and started functioning.
  • During the installation of advertising utility, a menu shows up, offering two installation options. The #1 is already marked, and sometimes you can’t even select another one, since it’s unreachable. By picking the recommended method you agree to install every single undesired tool from adware package, and the "not recommended" technique lets you decide what exactly you want to install.
  • The basic Wekomix.com’s mission is complete when it alters your browser settings, so it only needs to take some safety measures. It inserts new strings into the registry and sets scheduled tasks to prevent you from modifying browser controls.
  • The most significant thing that Wekomix.com does after crawling onto your machine is taking the browser under full control. It switches your homepage and search and substitutes them with the scammers' unreliable search. After that you won't get true results for your queries – adware will show you only the offers that hackers allow you to see and to click.
  • Other step is to upload Wekomix.com to a torrent-tracker, along with other unwanted tools. Then it should wait for a victim to find it – a victim that isn't caring to inspect the windows during the installation and will click OK any time he (or she) can. Of course, the installation file is not called Wekomix.com adware – there's another utility in a bundle. It's the popular one, but along with it, they accept a heap of trash on top.

This is how Wekomix.com infects the machine. Since the last turn, Wekomix.com is entirely needless, as all other functions, meaning the display of pop-ups, is carried out by scammers' website. In most cases the site looks like Google, Bing or Yahoo, and customer can type anything in its search bar, but there won’t be any real results. Internet criminals use a unpaid feature, known as Google CSE to put their webpages to work, and its principal feature is to bound the search field to a couple webpages. Google CSE is used to show the fake results and make you think that they’re real.

How to protect the system

The safety of customer's PC is such a thing that can't be achieved via single miraculous measure. Of course, the antiviral utility will help a lot, yet you there are lots of work to do besides it. We’ll describe these things below.

  • Do not click on suspicious ads, and do not attend low-quality webpages. we mean the ones which offer cracked tools and movies, 18+ content, etc.
  • There is no true cause to deactivate the antivirus. Especially if a suspicious tool proposes you to do it.
  • You better don't use free programs, and if you need to install it anyway – download it from an official website.
  • Upgrade your utilities on time, in particular, the operating system and the browser. The vulnerabilities which malware uses to get into the computer are being fixed, so the latter patch you use - the more protected you are.

The list above may help you to stay away from advertising utilities and the majority of the other undesired programs. Regardless of that, some viruses might sneak into your OS with the help of other methods, and you'd better purchase a decent antivirus to remove them.

Methods to remove Wekomix.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Wekomix.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Wekomix.com from the operation system

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

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

If it comes to adware removal, you can pick from two proven options. You can pick the removal in manual mode, where you'll need to do all actions by your own efforts, or an automatic method that takes a lot fewer efforts. Either of them is completely secure and tested, but you need to know more about them before you pick. In the first place, if you want to delete adware by hand – you won’t have to purchase any programs. The weak point is that if you have some other harmful programs to uninstall except this one – it might be a problem. The software manner consists of the purchase of a trustworthy antiviral utility, which is called Spyhunter. We offer you to purchase it as it’s not only trusted, swift, tried and lightweight but has many other features. Its virus signature database is updated daily so that even the newest viruses couldn't infect the machine without being recognized. The good news is that it comes at a decent price! You don’t need to make your decision as you read this, and if there are any doubts about its potential – you can download a free limited version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Wekomix.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Wekomix.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Wekomix.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Wekomix.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Wekomix.com

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Wekomix.com and press Uninstall

 

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 Wekomix.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Wekomix.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Wekomix.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Wekomix.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Wekomix.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Wekomix.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Wekomix.com 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.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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