How to uninstall (remove) Wow.com

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What is Wow.com?

Wow.com is a browser hijacker named by the page that it uses in its malicious deeds. It is quite easy to detect the hijacker, as it operates in an evident manner. The hijacker gets installed to browsers and changes their main pages to wow.com, making it the only working search engine. The user, who will not remove Wow.com and continue using it, will get unreliable search results. The links shown on this page often lead to malicious websites and pages containing advertisement. And it is not the case when ads give valuable information on products and, thus, can be considered useful. You shouldn’t be misguided by these commercials as they exist for redirecting you to other sites promoted by wow.com

Wow.com

How Wow.com gets on your PC?

Wow.com doesn’t need to be installed manually. Its developers use different devious methods to throw off the users’ guard and spread their malware. Rarely the hijacker is spread through attachments to spam messages that look like a special business offer or a letter from your acquaintance. However, nowadays many people have learnt to avoid spam or, at least, to scan the attachments with an anti-malware products. More frequently and effectively they use bundling technique. This approach allows to bring the hijacker into the system legally, as the victims agree to install it themselves. Fortunately, the user may also opt out of it by deselecting the additional components in Advanced type of installation.

How to remove Wow.com from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Wow.com.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Wow.com

Or uninstall Wow.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Wow.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Wow.com.
  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 Wow.com 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 Wow.com, 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 Wow.com 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 Wow.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Wow.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Wow.com.
  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 Wow.com.
  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 Wow.com.
  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: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Wow.com:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

Uninstaller.exe
CreateShortcut.dll
PinItem.vbs
Unpin.vbs
SEUninstall.exe

Remove following folders

\users\user\appdata\roaming\wow_com
\Program Files\wow search

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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