What is Win32/Wajagen.a? If you’re reading this post, it means that your antivirus detects the Win32/Wajagen.a or Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A threat. It indicates that your machine is infected with adware, which is often installs on the computer with the free programs. You probably want to know how to remove any security threats as well as delete Win32/Wajagen.a virus. In the steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The Win32/Wajagen.a virus can hide itself in the machine’s memory and files, modify certain computer settings and block them from changing. Also this virus may download and install: browser plugins that will inject undesired advertisements within the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and Edge’s screen; a browser hijacker that will change browser’s homepage and search provider.
And finally, the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A has the ability to collect lots of confidential info such as what web sites you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, can be transferred third party companies.
The guide below explaining steps to get rid of Win32/Wajagen.a virus problem. Feel free to use it for removal of this virus that may attack Microsoft Windows 10 and other popular versions of Microsoft Windows OS. The few simple steps will also help you revert back your machine settings that previously changed by this virus.
Remove Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
We suggest opting for automatic Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A removal in order to remove malware related entries easily. This way requires scanning the computer with reputable anti-malware, e.g. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Hitman Pro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can follow the tutorial below in this article. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your computer.
To remove Win32/Wajagen.a, perform the steps below:
- Remove questionable software using Windows Control Panel
- Use Zemana Free to remove Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A
- Remove Win32/Wajagen.a virus from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
- How to get rid of Win32/Wajagen.a with MalwareBytes
- Remove Win32/Wajagen.a virus from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of Win32/Wajagen.a virus from Google Chrome
- Remove Win32/Wajagen.a virus from Firefox
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Remove questionable software using Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted software, adware and virus can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility that is located in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re using any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and delete all suspicious and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. After you have found anything questionable that may be the virus related files, folders and registry keys or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your system.
Use Zemana Free to remove Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A
We suggest using the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) that are completely clean your computer of the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted software, ad-supported software, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is done, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A related files, folders and registry keys.
A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the Zemana program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat. All detected threats will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A related files, folders and registry keys.
Remove Win32/Wajagen.a virus from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free utility which can identify Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A and other kinds of potential threats like malware and potentially unwanted programs. It’s not always easy to locate all the undesired applications that your computer might have picked up on the Net. HitmanPro will look for the adware, hijacker infections and other malware you need to remove.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- Once downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, press “Next” button . HitmanPro utility will start scanning the whole PC to find out the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A and other security threats. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Hitman Pro utility is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- Once the scan get completed, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
How to get rid of Win32/Wajagen.a with MalwareBytes
You can remove Win32/Wajagen.a automatically through the use of MalwareBytes Anti Malware. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily remove viruss, adware, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your computer from the following link.
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After downloading is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A virus and other malware and potentially unwanted software. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After MalwareBytes has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Free will display you the results. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will get rid of the Win32/Wajagen.A virus related files, folders and registry keys and add items to the Quarantine. When the process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to delete hijacker infections, ad-supported software and other malicious software.
Remove Win32/Wajagen.a virus from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings had been infected by the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A virus, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed below.
When the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s start page, newtab and search provider to default state.
Get rid of Win32/Wajagen.a virus from Google Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we advise you to reset Google Chrome web-browser. It will restore Chrome settings to defaults.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Win32/Wajagen.a virus from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox web browser program is affected by the Adware:Win32/Wajagen.A virus, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings to their original settings. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to stay safe online
If you want to delete intrusive ads, web browser redirections and popups, then install an adblocker application such as AdGuard. It can block unwanted advertisements, popups and stop pages from tracking your online activities when using the Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. So, if you like surf the Web, but you don’t like intrusive ads and want to protect your computer from harmful web-sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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When downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as shown in the figure below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted pop-up advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be free of the Win32/Wajagen.a virus. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and undesired harmful web sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malicious software, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, harmful software and adware are released.
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