What is Wow.com?
Wow.com is a misleading search engine that aims to make you visit specific sites. This page may take place of your primary search provider because of the penetration of a browser hijacker. It usually occurs after you don’t opt out of optional offers while installing some freeware. Wow.com not only reduces browsing experience by showing altered search results and bothersome pop-up ads but also put your system at risk by redirecting you to malicious pages. Therefore, we recommend you to remove Wow.com from your browser as soon as possible. However, it’s not that simple because it has an ability to reinstall itself and prevent all your attempts to being deleted. That’s why we prepared this step-by-step guide which we hope can help you get rid of browser hijacker and remove Wow.com from your browser.
How to remove Wow.com from your computer?
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How to remove Wow.com manually
Step 1: Remove Wow.com from Applications
In order to get rid of Wow.com, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing Wow.com, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.
- Launch Finder
- Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
- If you see Uninstall Wow.com or Wow.com Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
- Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
Note: If you can’t find a required program, sort programs by date and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use Removal tool in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.
Step 2: Remove Wow.com from Profiles
Sometimes malware might have its entries in Group Policy that helps browser hijacker overrides search engine every time you reset browser settings.
- Open System Preferences
- Go to Profiles at the bottom of window.
- Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.
Step 3: Remove Wow.com from browsers
Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Wow.com from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Click Preferences from Safari menu
- Select Extensions.
- Find Wow.com or other extensions that look suspicious.
- Click Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Choose Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for Wow.com.
- Select the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Select Wow.com.
- Choose Disable or Remove option.
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