WiseFolderLock Removal Guide

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You might want to download WiseFolderLock from the web because it seems to be quite a useful application, but you should not do that, specialists at 411-spyware.com say. They have carried out research to find out more about it and now are sure that it is not an application that can be trusted. Researchers cannot say anything very positive about this application because they have found out that it has several drawbacks. Because of their presence, this application has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not harmful threats and they will never be, but it does not mean that keeping them installed on the system is a good idea. You could easily find a new reputable application to replace WiseFolderLock with, so do not let it stay. If you come to a decision to delete this potentially unwanted program from your computer, you could not do that very easily because, unlike other potentially unwanted applications our specialists analyzed previously, it cannot be fully deleted using Control Panel, meaning that you will have to delete all its components manually.

Many users cannot understand why they have WiseFolderLock installed on their computers because they have not installed new software recently. In fact, the majority of users who have this program installed on their computers do not know anything about its entrance. This fact shows that alternative distribution methods are used to disseminate WiseFolderLock. For example, it might travel in software bundles with third-party applications. Some users also download this application from the web, but it must be promoted on P2P websites because specialists could not find its official website. It does not really matter why you have this application installed on your computer – it does not change the fact that it is a potentially unwanted application that should not be kept installed on the system.

WiseFolderLock is an application that should allow users to easily secure specific folders with passwords. If you have important/private files and do not want anyone to find them, it might seem that WiseFolderLock is the right program for you. Yes, we have to admit that it works quite well, but we cannot call it fully trustworthy, so you should consider replacing it with reputable software. In fact, not all the users quickly realize that they have this application installed on their computers if they do not download it willingly from the web because it has only a small window where users can enter the password they like – this window is opened when Wise Folder Lock is selected from the drop-down menu which can be opened by right-clicking on any folder.

Once WiseFolderLock successfully enters the computer, it immediately creates two registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\Wise Folder Lock and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\wisefolderlock. Additionally, it creates folders with files in %PROGRAMFILES%(x86)%, %PROGRAMFILES%,%LOCALAPPDATA%, and %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data directories. Because of all these components it has, it is not that easy to remove it. Although its entry can be found in Control Panel, its uninstaller does not delete all components of this application. Needless to say, decent programs do not act like this – users are allowed to decide when to delete software, and they can do that easily.

If we have convinced you to delete WiseFolderLock from the system and install new software in its place, you should go to erase it today. As mentioned in previous paragraphs, it is impossible to remove this potentially unwanted program using Control Panel, which means that you will have to perform all the removal steps yourself. We know that less experienced users might find it extremely hard to erase this program manually, so we asked specialists to create the manual removal guide – it can be found below this article. Make sure you perform all the removal steps as indicated so that you do not leave any traces of this potentially unwanted program on your computer.

Remove WiseFolderLock

Delete registry keys

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. Delete two registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\Wise Folder Lock and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\wisefolderlock.
  4. Close the Registry Editor.

Delete folders and files

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Delete WiseFolderLock from two places: %LOCALAPPDATA% and %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data.
  3. Remove wisefolderlock from %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% and %PROGRAMFILES%.
  4. Delete the shortcut of WiseFolderLock from Desktop.
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