Wiki-search.me is a browser extension that can set peoples’ life to good or to bad. Sometimes computer owners like that browser extensions that appear by themselves and they think they are actually helpful. Many browser extensions can be needed if a person needs internet shops. Still if you do not want to purchase anything in online stores, then there is no need in such extensions, but it is complicated to eliminate them from browsers. It is is unpleasant when you found the software that you did not added and more than that it was not necessary for you. This page will instruct you how to remove Wiki-search.me from your system just read till the end and choose the needed way of removal.
Main options of SpyHunter:
- Removes all component parts created by Wiki-search.me.
- Is able to fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about malware.
What is Wiki-search.me?
Wiki-search.me is an extension for browser that can be installed by a user, but it can be installed together with a freeware as well. Wiki-search.me shows multiple promotional information in the form of annoying pop-up items. Some users are not satisfied with its work or are surprised that it is on the computer at all. So, Wiki-search.me is the undesirable browser add-ons that should be eliminated from thesystem.
1. Install Wiki-search.me Removal Tool:
Step 1. Click Start
Step 2. Select Control Panel
Step 3. Find and highlight the unwanted program and press Uninstall
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Uninstall Wiki-search.me from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete Wiki-search.me from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove Wiki-search.me from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
Everyone should know that all the programs for browsers including Wiki-search.me, no matter if they are functional, are the areas of weakness for a browser where they are installed. The software companies that created browsers produce periodic updates, due to which the safety of the browser is perfect. The occurrence of any extension can make the effort to defend the security of the browser infeasible. And, consequently, some online offenders can use your computer or steal your private information. If you are not able to imagine your browser without add-ons, then I suggest to download add-ons from dependable vendors only, probably it will promote you to keep your PC secure. But you should know that it is better not to install any browser add-ons at all.
But if you still want to install one or another browser extension so you should be ready that this program will get approval to record your private information that you leave on various social networks and can sell it to the third person. You should know that to install a browser extension is the same thing that toinstall a program. Will you download software if its vendor is unreliable? I think, no. So, you also should be careful downloading the extension that you are eager to install.
Wiki-search.me, as a browser extension, is more harmful, because there is no certainty that the popping-up advertising information is real and that the website that is mentioned in the advertisement is safe. If you are eager to use Wiki-search.me or any other add-on that demonstrates you special discounts then be ready that it is able to swindle you.
|Removal From Browsers||37,5%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||45,2%|
|Removal with SpyHunter||96,3%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,002%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,0003%|
|Browser Infection Probability||51%|
Wiki-search.me like all other adware programs has a few main symptoms that will help you to understand if your PC is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads and pop-ups shown by Wiki-search.me
- Very slow PC
- Antivirus software detects some dangers
- Changes in your browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are hijacked
- Wiki-search.me adds its files, DIRS and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
Manual removal techniques that you can use to delete Wiki-search.me from browsers are secure and not so hard as you might think. Probably, only automatic instructions are easier. This method is very efficacious for the browser creators worry about your right to download and delete any browser add-ons. The method will give you a chance to delete all the undesired browser extensions and you will not see its pop-ups any more. But sometimes, using this technique users notice that the adware returns to the browser and they need to perform any other techniques to uninstall it.
But manual technique that instruct you to remove some files and registry items is the most risk one. If you risk to perform this way of removal, then you should keep in mind just one simple: do not forget to do the backup of the registry. Also this method should be performed only by the user that knows what and why he has to remove.In case you will remove some folders or registry keys that do not inhere to Wiki-search.me, then your system will not start up next time. Specialists will not be mistaken and can take pleasure the force of this manual method.
Still the most powerful and the most harmless instructions are automatic. Using any antivirus tool that has Wiki-search.me in its signature base, you will remove the undesired browser extension promptly and the virus will not annoy you again because the antivirus will defend your PC for the future.
Concerning the money that users may spend on the virus removal I should say that some methods are 100% free, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus program and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are powerful. The information about the effectiveness of these removal ways I illustrate in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’ below. Speaking about the paid methods of virus removal, I should enumerate the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus software.
These methods are the most effective. In spite of the great difference in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complication of the issue and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these methods are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also mention that paid antiviruses always has support service (often free) that will remove the virus like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$175-$300||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$35-70||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
There is a lot of good utilities and other antispyware software that can be used to delete Wiki-search.me and you can use any of them, but I can advise you SpyHunter. This program is the best Wiki-search.me Removal Tool in my opinion. Deleting the add-on you also will afford to guard your PC.
Enigma Software created SpyHunter to be a helpful antispyware and antimalware utility that can guard the PC against all modern viruses, including rootkits, trojans and keyloggers. Due to the regularly renewed base of signatures SpyHunter can remove all the new computer threats that are released by malware authors every day.
Then new version of SpyHunter not only modify its interface to more handy and pretty, still this utility does not conflict with other antimalware programs that you can install. Also the program works faster and protects better.
SpyHunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to remove the most stubborn computer threats and the reliable live technical support. SpyHunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use SpyHunter
First of all you should download SpyHunter on your PC. You can click the download link from this post. Next you need to install SpyHunter as every antivirus software. I think that this antivirus tool is very easy-to-install and it is clear for most foreign users because of the multitudinous languages that you can set. This makes SpyHunter almost indisputable leader among all other world antispyware programs.
After installation, you should update it, if the software does not begin the update by itself when you load it for the first time. When the program is updated you need to start the Scan process. Commonly it is enough to perform fast scan in order to define and uninstall all the malware and unwanted programs on your PC.
After the scan you should examine the results and remove the ticks near the useful utilities that Shyhunter detect as viral or unwanted utilities. Then you can click Fix Threats. If you have already purchased the license key, so the viral programs will be eliminated. If not, then you you can do it right now.
The guide characterizes several methods to uninstall Wiki-search.me, I hope, they assisted you and the undesired browser add-on is deleted. Still your system is at stake every day and so it should be protected. I advise you to install an antivirus utility that will protect your computer every day and will help you to the computer at least one time a week The downloaded antispyware tool should have a broad virus database and regular updates. The most modern antivirus tools has real-time protection. It is the 100% guard that can reveal computer threats on the PC when it is just trying to infect your system.]
If you are unaware what antivirus protection to choose, then I suggest you to download SpyHunter. This utility will perfectly delete all the malicious objects and will generate a real-time block to protect your computer from the new malicious objects. It is very easy to perform the scan with SpyHunter and it is so useful that is able to detect and delete rootkits and trojans and other viruses that are hidden deep in the system. If you have any needed program for you work, but SpyHunter detects it as a virus and you are absolutely certain that this software cannot b a computer infection, so you can add it to Exclusions and SpyHunter will not determine it as a virus. If you want to scan only a separate folder, then you are welcome to choose Custom Malware Fixes function. You can also use Process Guard or Registry Guard of the antimalware software for your convenience.
I also want to provide you with some useful things that will protect your laptop from Wiki-search.me and other malicious objects in the future:
- Do not install any free programs from unknown developers. If you do not want to pay for applications, then you should be very attentive during the installation of this program. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters) that is responsible for the installation of any other free programs. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not open any dangerous websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some worms or other variants of malicious programs.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download malicious software instead of the needed file.
- Do not open email attachment from unknown users. It can be a virus.
- Install any antivirus software and make a scan of your computer at least once a week.
About Author: Material provided by: Alesya Orlova