Description of Wisersearch:
Wisersearch is classified as a redirect virus which may trick inexperienced computer users by pretending to be a legitimate search engine. In reality, it will navigate computer users to harmful websites that offer fake products, contain pornographic pictures and contents, and conceal kinds of computer infections every time users open the browser or try to search something.
Wisersearch virus will gradually eat up computer resources when it stays longer in the PC and cause a lot of other computer issues such as the poor running speed, windows freeze and system crash etc.
Many computer users want to get rid of this notorious browser hijacker from their PC completely.
Here I want to say do not just rely on auto delete method to remove it. Wisersearch redirect is a foxy computer infection it can mutate frequently and by pass the cleaning of antivirus software. You are just wasting your time and bringing in much more viruses if you try to download free software to take a chance.
To effectively get rid of Wisersearch browser hijacker, you have to manually search the computer and find out all the files, registries and processes that related to this redirect virus and then delete all of them.
How does Wisersearch enter into my PC?
Many computer users wonder how is their PC infected with Wisersearch redirect virus, they just do the things as usual. Wisersearch is a tricky computer virus that can hide itself in the email attachments or the free software and invade into the PC when user download the email attachments or install the free programs online. To avoid being attack by this kind of computer infection, you should avoid install things from unreliable sources. And always keep your antivirus software up to date.
The screenshot of Wisersearch virus
Method one: Wisersearch manual removal instructions1. End all the Wisersearch virus running processes
Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, choose Process icon and stop all the Wisersearch virus running processes.
2. Clear all the history records, temp files and cookies of infected browser
Take Internet Explorer as an example:
From the Tools menu in the upper right, click on Internet Options and choose General icon, and then select Delete Browsing History on exit, after that click OK to exit.
Take Internet Explorer as an example:
1) Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons;
2) Choose Search Providers → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default.
4) Go to Tools → Internet Options, select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save the changes.
4. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about Wisersearch browser hijacker
Click the Start button choose Control Panel, find out Appearance and Personalization, and then click Folder Options and choose the View tab. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wisersearch Redirect Virus
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Wisersearch %Program Files%\Wisersearch Redirect Virus
%Program Files%\Wisersearch Redirect Virus
5. Remove all Wisersearch browser hijacker registry entries as follows:
open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Find out all Search fly browser hijacker registry entries as follows and delete all of them.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.
Method two: Automatically remove Wisersearch with Spyhunter antivirus software:
Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter
Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall Wisersearch
Summary: Due to the changeable characters of Wisersearch, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing Wisersearch and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Wisersearch automatically for you.