WikiZ Removal Guide

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WikiZ is advertised as a tool, which is designed to present you with an ability to access Wikipedia articles right from your Desktop. Even though it seems like a useful piece of software, it is important to note that our malware experts have classified it as one more potentially unwanted program, which you should remove if it is ever found active on your computer. Such category has been assigned because this application acts in an invasive manner. This potentially unwanted program can cause major interruptions while you are surfing the web. We go in detail, in this article, about the inner workings of this devious application, which will help you understand why our malware experts advise you to remove it once and for all. To help you delete WikiZ without encountering any major problems, we have crafted a detailed removal guide, which you can find below.

During the initial analysis of WikiZ, malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have discovered that it is closely related to other potentially unwanted programs such as DailyWiki, WikiThemes, and DailyBee. Thus, it is quite natural that all of these dubious application function alike. Once it gains access to your operating system, it immediately starts a background system service, which is used to establish a connection with an adware server. The primary indication that such connection has been established is an unusual amount of third-party web content presented to you while you are surfing the web. In most instances, such content manifests as intrusive third-party ads, pop-ups, and coupons. It goes without saying that such content will interrupt your daily online activities. In fact, it will make surfing the web the way you like almost impossible. It is also worth noting that all the intrusive ads, pop-ups, and coupons come in random intervals. Due to such devious activity, you could be presented with so much of this suspicious content that your browser might crash without any notification whatsoever. What causes, even more, annoyance is the fact that the potentially unwanted program in question does act in the way that it should. As it turns out, it could randomly not load a Wikipedia article for no apparent reason. It should be self-evident that there are no good reasons to keep WikiZ up and running on your PC. To browse the Internet without dubious interruptions, you need to perform a complete removal of this potentially unwanted program as soon as possible.

If you are a security-conscious user that wants to have a secure operating system, make sure to strengthen your virtual security by taking precautionary steps. It is critical to have a professional antimalware tool active on your PC at all times because it can detect and delete any dubious program in an automatic manner. Besides such a tool, we also advise practicing safe browsing habits. Make sure to refrain from all unauthorized download sites because they are the primary source of bundled installers, which malware developers use for distribution proposes. Additionally, you must know that cyber crooks tend to mislead users into downloading their dubious programs by using manipulative marketing techniques. Therefore, it is essential to always learn as much as possible about any program that you want to have on your PC. In some instances, users infect their operating system with devious applications because they rush the installation procedure. We highly recommend paying your full attention to every single setup procedure; by reading everything during the installation process, you might come across a chance to cancel the setup of some dubious program. These seemingly simple precautionary steps will help you maintain a fully secure system at all times.

Only a complete removal of WikiZ will allow you to regain your browser's default functionality once and for all. As soon as you are done with the instructions that we provide below, make sure to recheck your operating system for anything associated with WikiZ. We recommend doing so because leftovers of this potentially unwanted program could allow it to continue its functionality. In other cases, traces of WikiZ could restore it without your knowledge. If you find manual analysis of your PC too complex, just scan your entire operating system with a professional antimalware tool because it can detect and remove anything associated with WikiZ automatically.

How to remove WikiZ from your computer

Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the potentially unwanted program.
  4. Select the Uninstall option.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the potentially unwanted program.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Right-click your Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the potentially unwanted program.
  4. Select Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Select the potentially unwanted program.
  5. Select the Remove option.
Download Remover for WikiZ *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

WikiZ Screenshots:

WikiZ
WikiZ

WikiZ technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1th.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
2https_en.wiki2.org_0.localstorage-journal16384 bytesMD5: f0d79a097e8a9d08f99468a736ce61c1
3cookies-journal9800 bytesMD5: 5a23f84634deca1f6c3f96e7d5d6ee96
4bn.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
5ca.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
6mr.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
7hu.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
8fil.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
9fr.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
10https_www.wikipedia.org_0.localstorage3072 bytesMD5: 5b2861fa6818e0e5d26aee6fe040d2a5
11file__0.localstorage3072 bytesMD5: dc60a9cbc5ec45ea4727872cf3f6d17b
12ar.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
13https_en.wiki2.org_0.localstorage1100800 bytesMD5: 5439a2019434e1801331ba99a8bd18b5
14gu.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
15nw.pak7479787 bytesMD5: 98ae235b6875465e7da79bbf5e1351c8
16ffmpegsumo.dll965680 bytesMD5: 3375ceaa68b314b68ae15385e0a7851e
17el.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
18https_www.wikipedia.org_0.localstorage-journal3608 bytesMD5: c74636e497bd3a7e5b16632cb97b163a
19nl.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
20hr.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
21https_wiki2.org_0.localstorage-journal12896 bytesMD5: 6efdd6f603d4792c528702d10c32be6e
22kn.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
23am.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
24bg.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
25fa.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
26ta.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
27storage.json78 bytesMD5: f681fbca4dfc89966d53233d2d32b567
28Databases.db-journal5672 bytesMD5: c1297fbe50937cc74844822dd8ba91a1
29sv.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
30sr.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
31hi.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
32Databases.db7168 bytesMD5: 3559b13e5d513360054fca42dfce06ac
33Web Data-journal512 bytesMD5: bf619eac0cdf3f68d496ea9344137e8b
34de.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
35pt-PT.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
36Uninstall.exe440380 bytesMD5: 3c8230af23e215c3f2b33df8a2d28978
37sk.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
38AutoUpdater.Config605 bytesMD5: 28143b902698bc3ee5afe184a527fd8a
39uk.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
40lt.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
41WikiZ.exe47986592 bytesMD5: c5ce92ea652a93308c81dd685c2cbb68
42ml.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
43QuotaManager-journal8768 bytesMD5: 9c291148ea1e1b5c05e1c9cf5cd43fd6
44au.exe32304 bytesMD5: 2db674f449f9d763a982a6e5b9e3e707
45es.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
46ko.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
47da.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
48Web Data40960 bytesMD5: 2b455f9577d1e7c09f6d417b3005cf94
49zh-TW.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
50id.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
51ms.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
52cs.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
53tr.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
54sl.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
55vi.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
56lv.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
57te.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
58en-GB.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
59zh-CN.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
60QuotaManager13312 bytesMD5: 342118f632778b1eba33c91cbe2aa406
61et.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
6214096 bytesMD5: 22e4db30925b4e0f197fa51193d1d944
63it.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
64en-US.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
65iw.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
66ro.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
67pt-BR.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
68ja.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
69no.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
70fi.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
71file__0.localstorage-journal3608 bytesMD5: ddcb7c31d3c16be17fd61d0c1b26f112
72icudtl.dat10457856 bytesMD5: ac8b45f4478efb25e978fcca2507ea01
73sw.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
74https_wiki2.org_0.localstorage389120 bytesMD5: e7c925c21e11cbcd6292fadbd54bc4cd
75ru.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
76es-419.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd
77cookies12288 bytesMD5: 9d5c88a3d80fa953b1ba6f57195e46ed
78pl.pak15 bytesMD5: 7c321056f805aabd5a503821fa1994cd

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1Uninstall.exeUninstall.exe440380 bytes
2WikiZ.exeWikiZ.exe47986592 bytes
3au.exeau.exe32304 bytes

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