What is WiseFolderLock?

WiseFolderLock is an application you might find installed on your computer illegally because it travels in software bundles. Of course, you could have downloaded it willingly from the web too, but this, to be frank, does not change the fact that this application cannot be called fully trustworthy. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com say after carrying out research that users should consider the WiseFolderLock removal because it is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Even though it is not a malicious application, there are two reasons why it has fallen into the category of potentially unwanted software. First, it might enter computers bundled with software belonging to third parties without permission. Second, it is impossible to erase it fully using Control Panel. Last but not least, some users claim that they see ads on their screens after installing this program (we cannot confirm that this program really displays commercials). We cannot force you to delete this program, but we highly recommend getting rid of it and then installing reputable software with similar features. Keeping an untrustworthy program installed is always a bad idea because they might be updated one day and start acting even more harshly.testtesttest

What does WiseFolderLock do?

Specialists do not blame users who download WiseFolderLock from the web and install this program willingly on their computers because it is promoted as useful software. More specifically, it presents itself as a beneficial application for securing folders. To put it differently, it allows users to lock folders of their choice with passwords. If you install this program on your computer and right-click on a specific folder, you will see “Wise Folder Lock” in the drop-down menu. This is also a sign that WiseFolderLock is active on the system, so if you are still in doubt that it is installed on your computer, you should right-click on any folder you have – the Wise Folder Lock option means that this potentially unwanted application is 100% installed on your computer. We have to admit that this program looks quite useful, but, unfortunately, we still cannot call WiseFolderLock a trustworthy application. As mentioned in the first paragraph, it has several drawbacks which make it a potentially unwanted program, so keeping it installed is not such a good decision.

Where does WiseFolderLock come from?

Researchers could not found an official website of WiseFolderLock, so it is not very likely that many users download this application willingly from the web. Of course, we are sure that there are people who could have downloaded it from some kind of file-sharing website, but it is still more likely that this potentially unwanted application has arrived on your computer in a software bundle. Users believe that they will install only free software, but, in reality, they get more than one application. You should read such documents as Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement before you install new software on your computer. Additionally, it would not be worse if you choose the Advanced installation option. As can be seen, it should be enough to be slightly more cautious to avoid other potentially unwanted programs; however, you will definitely need to install and enable a powerful security application on your computer to prevent malicious applications from entering the system.

How to remove WiseFolderLock

In most cases, it is possible to delete potentially unwanted applications from systems using Control Panel, but it is not the case with WiseFolderLock, so, as a consequence, it has been placed under the category of potentially unwanted software. You should be able to find an entry of this potentially unwanted program in Control Panel; however, you could not delete it fully from there. Because of this, you will need to erase all its components one by one manually – consult our manual removal guide. Alternatively, go to scan your computer with an automatic scanner. We choose the automatic method over the manual one because it does not require having knowledge about computers or deletion of malware – the only task of the user is to install a scanner and then launch it to perform a full system scan.

Delete WiseFolderLock manually

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Enter regedit.exe in the field 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. Tap Win+E.
  5. Delete WiseFolderLock from %LOCALAPPDATA% and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  7. Find and delete the wisefolderlock folder.
  8. Delete the wisefolderlock shortcut from Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop).
  9. Close the Windows Explorer and empty the Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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