What is WikiThemes?
Officially, WikiThemes is a dedicated Internet search application that is supposed to be an alternative to your web browser. However, you might consider removing it because it is next to useless. Our cyber security experts have concluded that this program is not malicious, but it can be installed on your PC without your knowledge or consent because it comes bundled with third-party software installers that can install it on your PC while installing other software. We know for sure that you will not benefit from having this program whatsoever, but if you need proof, then you can read this whole description and find out.
Where does WikiThemes come from?
This application comes from an unknown developer. Even though it has a dedicated promotional and distribution website at WikiThemes.timeapp-studio.com, the site makes no mention of the company that developed and published it. The fact that it does not disclose this information only serves to cast a shadow on WikiThemes. Nevertheless, our malware analysts have concluded that this particular application is similar to DailyWiki and DailyBee, so we are dealing with an established potentially unwanted program (PUP) developer.
You can download this application at will from its dedicated website at WikiThemes.timeapp-studio.com. However, one of the reasons our researchers have classified it as a potentially unwanted program is the fact that its secretive developers have made arrangements to have it bundled with third-party. These installers might install on your PC automatically because they might be set to do that by default and you might need to select advanced settings of the installation wizard and deselect this and other programs that you deem undesirable. Indeed, some bundles purposefully do not disclose the presence of additional software.
What does WikiThemes do?
Our researchers say that this application was designed to work as a wiki search application that provides search results from En.wiki2.org. However, the website clearly states that this program is not affiliated with Wikipedia or any Wiki Services in any way. Testing has shown that this program can deliver relevant search results. However, there is no reason to use it because you can go to your web browser and search for the exact same things and get much better search results. There is no indication that WikiThemes can show advertisements, but this program has to make money somehow because it is clear that it was not designed to provide the user with a genuinely useful and reliable service.
While you can uninstall this program from Control Panel, we want to point out that this program can still leave junk files behind it. Researchers say that it leaves files in %LOCALAPPDATA%\WikiThemes and %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\WikiThemes. Sure, those files do not take up much space and do not pose a threat to your computer’s security, but this fact speaks volumes about the unprofessionalism of its developers. Furthermore, this program will leave an undeleted registry key at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\WikiThemes. Now that you know that this application is all about, we invite you to uninstall it.
How do I remove WikiThemes?
If you want to uninstall WikiThemes, then all you have to do is go to Control Panel, locate this application and right-click it and click the Uninstall/Remove button. However, if you want to wipe your PC clean of this application, then you ought to delete its junk files manually. We have prepared a guide on how you can do that, and we invite you to make use of it. Please consult the instructions found below.
Uninstall from Control Panel
- Right-click the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Find the software and double-click it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open the Charm bar.
- Click Settings and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Find the program.
- Click the Uninstall button.
- Click the Start menu button.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Find the undesirable application.
- Right-click it and click the Uninstall button.
- Open the Start menu.
- Open Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Find application and click Uninstall.
Delete junk files
- Hold down Windows+E keys.
- Enter the following file paths and hit Enter.
- %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data
- Find WikiThemes, right-click it and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Then, hold down Windows+R keys.
- Type regedit in the box and hit Enter.
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software
- Find WikiThemes and delete it.
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