What is WiseFolderLock?

WiseFolderLock – a browser extension that hijacks popular browsers, and brings a lot of problems. WiseFolderLock is a potentially unwanted program. When it comes, it starts to display a huge amount of advertising, coupons and banners. It looks like a useful addon that helps the user to keep safe personal data and lock private folders and more, but it’s not so good. Ad-banners may contain promotional offers online stores and more. These offers are false and are designed to ensure that you spend money on anything. WiseFolderLock significantly reduces computer performance, increases browser traffic, change the settings of your browser and collects your personal information (browsing history, etc.). WiseFolderLock is not a virus, but if you find it on your computer, remove it immediately.

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How WiseFolderLock gets on your PC?

WiseFolderLock comes on the computer without user consent. As a rule, potentially unwanted software come bundled with free software, such as players, archivers, converters and more. Most users do not notice the penetration of malicious software. Also, many antiviruses do not have such programs in their bases. You need to follow the rules, which can help you to avoid malicious software. Always read the Terms of Service. Follow the installation process and select only the “Advanced” installation type. Remove the check mark from components of the program, which is questionable. Use special software that can protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove WiseFolderLock now.

How to remove WiseFolderLock from your computer?

To uninstall WiseFolderLock remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have WiseFolderLock in their database. You can try to use them for removing WiseFolderLock.

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You can try both of these products to remove WiseFolderLock

Or uninstall WiseFolderLock manually.

Step 1: Remove WiseFolderLock from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find WiseFolderLock.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find WiseFolderLock and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find WiseFolderLock, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate WiseFolderLock and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove WiseFolderLock from your browser.

Step 2: Remove WiseFolderLock from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find WiseFolderLock.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose WiseFolderLock.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable WiseFolderLock.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of WiseFolderLock:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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