How to remove (uninstall) Wheedran.com

Wheedran.com

Adware is used by scammers to display some fake views on the web sites they want to boost and to sell the substandard or inappropriate merchandise. We’re speaking of “adult” content, useless programs, cracked utilities or audio files and illegal merchandise. It's not in question, that the pop-ups displayed by Wheedran.com are extremely questionable and shouldn’t be clicked under any circumstances. We have already said, that Wheedran.com is not hazardous individually, but it grows more perilous if stays unattended. If a malicious tool spends a week or two within your machine, it helps other suspicious programs to sneak in thus transforming the machine into a dump site. You might see such PC's occasionally, littered with unwanted utilities, unable to boot in less than five minutes, continually freezing, etc. You’d better uninstall adware ASAP, to avoid these problems with your own computer.

Wheedran.com is an unwanted piece of software, but it cannot be called malware. This is the malicious tool's best advantage and the worst weakness simultaneously, and here we will put it clear a ground for us to think so. It's relieving to know that any adware is not harmful particularly, meaning that it won’t harm customer's information or damage the whole system as regular viruses do. It will just generate a lot of advertising in the shape of pop-ups, links appearing out of nowhere on the screen and big banners. You might manage to hide them all, but it's a big discomfort nevertheless. The bad thing is that as distinct from malware, Wheedran.com is hardly ever detected by common AV. They cannot detect it thanks to unusual behavioral patterns, and can't abort its installation as users install it manually.

 

How to protect your PC against Wheedran.com

Before we begin the elimination process, you should realize the ways to protect the system from Wheedran.com. We're going to begin by studying the techniques of getting into the OS. There are lots of infection methods which malicious programs prefer, still the very regular of them for Wheedran.com is the bundled infection, AKA bundling. This is how it works:

  • When the customer installs the file, he sees a dialogue window where he has to pick one between a preferable and not recommended ways of installation. The recommended manner is pre-chosen so that every user who likes clicking ”skip” choose it right away.
  • When a victim finds an installation file, he believes that it’s a useful program and installs it. Sometimes, antiviruses warn their users about the probably undesired contents of an installer, but hackers have a nice trick up their sleeves to take on that. The proper programs used as titles for packages are in most cases the cracked versions of licensed utilities. That's why customers think that a bundle most likely will raise the alarm and just disregard the warnings.
  • Fraudsters choose a useful utility that is popular among the regular people and mix it up with a few advertising programs. The package is designed in a way that you cannot see its contents before you begin the installation process. In the worst cases, it occurs past the installation, when the victim understands that he's installed not quite what he wanted.
  • The installer gets uploaded on a well-liked torrent-tracker. They put it on as many websites as they're able, to maximize the number of possible victims.

If you haven't declined the preferable installation technique – you’ve installed plenty of dangerous tools besides of a helpful program, and now we will assist you to uninstall them all.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You may wonder how one may spot an advertising utility if an antiviral utility didn't manage to do so, but we will explain this right now. The point is that the antivirus (if you’ve got one), is finding viruses by their structure. Hackers alter the structure of their suspicious utilities each few days by doing lesser updates without changing the overall picture. We do not think that you need to look into adware’s structure, but we have some experience in the techniques by which Web-Internet criminals may hide Wheedran.com when it stays in front of the user’s eyes. You need to think over the type of each tool you install. Think hard before installing browser improvement utilities and utilities for social networks which promise you some new kinds of statistics. System cleaners are also highly questionable, as well as all cracked tools, like PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Excel, Word, etc. By refraining from using these ones, the chances of infection will go down dramatically.

How to remove Wheedran.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Wheedran.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Wheedran.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

 

When you’re trying to uninstall Wheedran.com – you have two methods. You can delete it manually, or with the help of an antivirus. In case you prefer to deal with unwanted programs without any additional tools – you can do that, but you need to understand that Wheedran.com isn’t the only virus in the workstation. As we've told you in the previous sections of the paper, Wheedran.com infected the workstation through affiliate download, which means that there are easily 3 more hazardous tools to uninstall. If you’re ready to cope with them all at once in the manual mode – we will assist you with it.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

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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