What is Wixite.com?
Wixite.com might look like an ordinary search provider; however, the truth is that this search engine is known to be a browser hijacker for its ability to enter systems silently and then modify the settings of browsers. Our specialists have revealed that Wixite.com is going to set itself as your default homepage and search engine if you use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. At the time of writing, it does not work on Google Chrome; however, other versions of this browser hijacker might be released in the future too, so you have to be very careful no matter which browser you use as your default one. Have you already encountered Wixite.com? If so, hurry to delete this infection from your computer. We have to upset you – it will not be easy to eliminate this browser hijacker. Of course, we will help you with its removal in the article. First of all, you will have to erase this threat through Control Panel, and then you will need to remove its extensions from Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Continue reading to get more information.
Where does Wixite.com come from?
Many users find the presence of Wixite.com really surprising because they cannot remember agreeing to the changes or setting another search engine. Our experts do not find the fact that this search engine has been set without permission surprising at all because they have encountered hundreds of browser hijackers that act the same. Browser hijackers usually travel in software bundles with free applications from untrustworthy third-party websites and torrents, which is why users, in most cases, have no idea how a browser hijacker has appeared on the system. Even though Wixite.com and other hijackers are usually installed silently and users can do nothing to disagree with that, it is still possible to prevent those threats from slithering onto the computer. Unfortunately, this will not be easy. Therefore, we suggest that you install security software instead of trying to protect the system from dangerous threats yourself.
What does Wixite.com do?
We are sure you want to find out how Wixite.com browser hijacker acts too and why we suggest eliminating it ASAP. First of all, you will not be allowed to set another search engine and homepage if you do not eliminate Wixite.com. Secondly, you might end up on an untrustworthy website one day because it is known that this search engine might provide users with the sponsored content promoting third-party websites. What’s more, research has shown that this browser hijacker uses the modified version of the open-source proxy Privoxy. Specialists say that it needs it to be able to collect information about users’ search queries and inject the sponsored content among the legitimate search results. We hope that we have convinced you that Wixite.com is not a decent search engine. If so, hurry to remove it until it is not too late.
If you do not want to allow another browser hijacker to sneak onto your computer, you, first of all, need to install a reliable antimalware tool on your computer. Also, security specialists say that users should leave suspicious websites immediately, do not click on advertisements they find on file-sharing and other similar sites, and, finally, it is a must to download software from trustworthy websites ONLY. If you do exactly as we say, we are sure that you will not encounter another browser hijacker ever again.
How to remove Wixite.com
Wixite.com has an uninstaller in Control Panel; however, it only removes its main folder from %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% (%PROGRAMFILES%). In other words, the settings of Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer will not be restored, and you will have to do that yourself. In order to help you to fully eliminate this browser hijacker, we have put the manual removal instructions below this article. Feel free to use those instructions; however, if it happens that the manual method is too complicated for you, you should use SpyHunter. It is an antimalware tool that will erase all the threats from your computer in the blink of an eye and will make sure that other infections cannot sneak onto your computer.
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Find the unwanted program and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Start typing Control Panel and then open it.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Find the unwanted program.
- Select it and then uninstall it.
- Enter Control Panel in the search box on the Task bar.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Find the unwanted program and select it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Open Troubleshooting information.
- Find and click on the Refresh Firefox button.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button in the dialog box again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box and click OK.
- Click on the Reset button.
Do not forget to take care of other infections that might hide on your PC too because they might download and install threats on your system again.
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