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Should I remove wisen wizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #14,821
United States Rank #41,827
Reach 0.0224%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.11 days
150.85 days >
Average installed length: 79.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.05.29.030625 0.37%
2014.05.28.150620 0.37%
2014.05.27.202927 0.37%
2014.05.27.150610 0.37%
2014.05.26.150603 0.37%
2014.05.25.070550 0.37%
2014.05.24.150543 0.37%
2014.05.24.110539 0.75%
2014.05.24.070541 0.37%
2014.05.23.110525 0.37%
2014.05.23.030521 0.37%
2014.05.22.011644 0.37%
2014.05.21.150507 0.37%
2014.05.21.110503 0.75%
2014.05.21.030458 0.37%
2014.05.20.190455 0.37%
2014.05.20.150452 0.37%
2014.05.20.110451 0.37%
2014.05.18.154432 0.37%
2014.05.18.021519 1.12%
2014.05.17.014659 0.37%
2014.05.16.141341 0.37%
2014.05.16.061333 0.37%
2014.05.15.221327 0.37%
2014.05.14.164702 0.75%
2014.05.14.030332 0.75%
2014.05.13.164654 0.37%
2014.05.12.204648 0.75%
2014.05.12.164646 0.37%
2014.05.12.124647 0.37%
2014.05.10.001222 0.37%
2014.05.09.010018 0.37%
2014.05.07.233447 0.75%
2014.05.06.084102 0.37%
2014.05.06.001538 0.37%
2014.05.04.170732 0.75%
2014.05.03.210725 0.75%
2014.05.03.050719 0.37%
2014.05.03.001705 0.37%
2014.05.02.170715 0.37%
2014.04.30.225329 0.37%
2014.04.30.225323 0.37%
2014.04.30.004244 1.87%
2014.04.29.145351 0.37%
2014.04.29.105348 0.37%
2014.04.29.065347 0.37%
2014.04.29.001817 0.37%
2014.04.28.133323 0.37%
2014.04.28.093321 0.37%
2014.04.28.053320 0.37%
2014.04.28.013318 0.37%
120 versions

wisen wizard

What is wisen wizard?

WisenWizard is an adware web browser extension that will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

This free, ad-supported application allows you to browse coupons and deals from merchant sites. The application works by detecting supported coupons while you browse the site and displays them in the browser through a drop down window. This browser application integrates a new feature that displays search results from ...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 2014.04.30.004244, with over 26% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named wisenwizard.FirstRun.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 2.1 MB (2,202,884 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in wisen wizard.
wisenwizardBHO.dll (376e40aab6406b3dd3c9b0135209995b) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.14 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
avast! 2014.9-150817 MSIL:BrowseFox-U [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 BrowseFox.F
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1145 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6979 W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal 8.15.14.00 PUA.Wisenwizar.Gen
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Browsefox-285
Comodo Security 22756 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0229 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.08.17.06 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
ESET-NOD32 9.11936 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.9.5.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16550 Trojan
K7GW 13.205.16549 Trojan ( 004b65171 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.06 PUP.Optional.Wisenwizard.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!376E40AAB640
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.687 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.2487 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 15.07.13.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EB215
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 41986 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2288 Adware.BrowseFox.Win32.5206
updatewisenwizard.exe (0188e08904f55b29c2e81ac5bf980433) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.15.00 PUP/Win32.SwiftBrowse
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 14.0.0.4040 Wiswiz
Avira 7.11.178.116 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.D
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19808 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.219
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z (B)
ESET-NOD32 10566 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Wisenwizard.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.deyvpq
nProtect 2014-10-14.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Z
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 WISEN WIZARD
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C2C0EJE14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C2C0EJE14
VIPRE Antivirus 33938 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 72 all detections
wisen wizard has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove wisen wizard.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: wisen wizard
URL: wisenwizard.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wisen wizard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\wisen wizard\wisenwizarduninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by wisen wizard

Program executable:wisenwizard.FirstRun.exe
Name:FirstRun
Path:C:\Program Files\wisen wizard\wisenwizard.FirstRun.exe
MD5:bedf2588487bf890c07688a48d30e068
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) wisenwizardBHO.dll - wisen wizard
  • wisenwizard.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updatewisenwizard.exe
  • wisenwizardUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • wisenwizardBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'wisen wizard 1.0.0.7' with the class of {d7bbe586-f42a-454b-9794-776b57483a40}.
Service
  • updatewisenwizard.exe runs as a service named 'Update wisen wizard' (Update wisen wizard).

How do I remove wisen wizard?

Quickly and completely remove wisen wizard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall wisen wizard from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program wisen wizard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove wisen wizard.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by wisen wizard you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.42%
Windows 8 23.22%
Windows XP 7.49%
Windows Vista 1.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.09%
Windows 7 Professional 14.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.55%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.66%
Windows 8.1 4.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.16% of installs come from Saudi Arabia
Which countries install it?
  Saudi Arabia 12.16%
  United States 7.84%
  DZ 7.45%
  Egypt 7.06%
  Brazil 6.67%
  MA 5.88%
  Indonesia 4.71%
  IQ 3.92%
  TN 3.14%
  Thailand 2.35%
  India 1.96%
  Taiwan 1.57%
  Israel 1.57%
  Turkey 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.34%
Hewlett-Packard 20.11%
Acer 18.52%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 8.99%
GIGABYTE 4.76%
Lenovo 3.17%
Samsung 3.17%
American Megatrends 2.12%
Sony 2.12%
Intel 1.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.43%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.33%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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