The appearance wizard101.com pop-up ads within your web-browser is a classic sign of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which installed on your system. Moreover, the ad supported software can lead to the browser freezing/crash, delays when starting a new web-browser window or delays when viewing a web site on the Web. I think you definitely want to solve this problem. For this purpose, necessity to perform cleanup of your personal computer. Perform the steps below that will allow you to uninstall wizard101.com ads and clean your PC from the ad-supported software using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
The malicious programs from the ad supported software family that modifies the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying wizard101.com ads.
What is more, the adware may show ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad-supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad-supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC system from the ‘ad-supported’ software as well as remove wizard101.com unwanted pop-ups from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other browsers.
How does wizard101.com advertisements get installed onto system
How to manually remove wizard101.com
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malicious software. To remove this ad supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to uninstall wizard101.com redirect easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC system or in the case where ad supported software is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove wizard101.com redirect
- Remove wizard101.com ads from FF
- Uninstall wizard101.com redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove wizard101.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the system cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and get rid of all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted programs may remove the annoying ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or annoying pages.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove wizard101.com redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove wizard101.com ads from FF
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto wizard101.com advertisements.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Uninstall wizard101.com redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove wizard101.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To uninstall the wizard101.com you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your system, it will show wizard101.com unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicios program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove wizard101.com ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove wizard101.com pop-up ads from the infected personal computer. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and uninstall completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ad supported software again infect your computer and it will start to show annoying wizard101.com pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to get rid of adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the download is finished, close all applications on your computer. Next, launch the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following image, press the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ad-supported software which cause a redirect to wizard101.com. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware which cause wizard101.com pop-up ads. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to remove ad supported software and other malware.
Block wizard101.com popup ads and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, sites such as wizard101.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with wizard101.com pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove wizard101.com advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner using the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad-supported’ software that generates wizard101.com advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to remove ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
After completing the few simple steps outlined above, your PC system should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge will no longer display wizard101.com annoying pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown web pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- When the system scan is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying wizard101.com popup ads.