Wizesearch.com might be related with another browser hijacker that is known as Snap.Do. Our researchers say that these applications could be created by the same developers. Also, it was noticed that they might be distributed together. However, this hijacker works only on the Google Chrome browser. It might change your homepage and new tab page preferences. As a result, instead of your favorite web page, the browser would load Wizesearch.com. Our specialists noticed that the application could redirect search results through their server and add third-party content to it. The worst part is that this content could lead you to malicious web pages. Therefore, it would be safer to stay away from suspicious ads and eliminate the browser hijacker. For recommended removal steps, take a look at deletion instructions available below.
We mentioned that the application could be spread together with Snap.Do. For instance, it could be that you already had Snap.Do browser hijacker and it showed you ads, which promoted Wizesearch.com. Another possibility is that you may have downloaded a bundled installer, which suggested installing the browser hijacker in addition to other software. Perhaps, you did not even notice any offer on the setup wizard. It happens to some users, especially to those who do not pay much attention to the installation process. To protect your system from suspicious or harmful software, it is important to review all terms on the setup wizard and reject software that you do not trust or need.
Furthermore, as we tested the application, it appeared that the browser hijacker redirects search results through feed.wizesearch.com server. Therefore, the results you might receive could contain third-party advertising. The main problem is that the ads could come from potentially malicious web pages. It means that while clicking the ads, you could land on websites that distribute ransomware, viruses, Trojans, and other malware. If you consider the possible threats, it does not seem that the application is worth to be kept on the system. The fact is that the search engine can be replaced by any other legitimate web page that offers search tools. Thus, we would recommend users to erase it at once.
The browser hijacker settles in the system by installing a browser extension and replacing user’s homepage or new tab page with Wizesearch.com. Consequently, it might be hard to get rid of the search engine without deleting the extension. If you slide a little below, you should se removal instructions that will show you how to erase the add-on. When you get rid of the extension, you should be able to go back to the previous homepage or set any other site. However, if you think that there might be other threats on the system, e.g. Snap.do, it would be better to download a trustworthy antimalware tool and use it to locate them. The security tool would help you not only to eliminate the suspicious software, but also to defend the system against malware.