What is WikiBuy

WikiBuy is a completely legitimate extension designed for Chrome browsers and meant to take online shopping to a new level. It analyses products from different platforms (Amazon, Walmart, eBay, etc.) showing the best deals for the customers. It is officially registered as one of the best tools to save time on searching for multiple offers. You can download it from the official store, however, some frauds use its legitimacy to promote Potentially Unwanted Programs or other malware. Moreover, cybercriminals can use its capabilities to gather personal data and sell it to shady figures. This means that if WikiBuy appeared enabled in your browser without consent, more likely you have been attacked by unwanted software. If so, we recommend you to go through our guideline below to learn removal instructions.

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How WikiBuy infected your computer

As we mentioned above, WikiBuy pursues no fraudulent means and can be downloaded from the official website for free. Unfortunately, extortionists may use it as a cover for shady affairs. To do this, they bait users into downloading cracked or pirated software that contains additional offers. If missed, you will be punished in the form of a malicious program exploiting your system. Remember to uncheck the content of “Advanced/Custom” or similar sections to evade the installation of unwanted apps. Actually, there are removal instructions provided directly from WikiBuy developers. But this only works if you installed it on your own, without the interference of subservient programs. Even if you feel satisfied with WikiBuy, it necessary to get rid of suspicious programs and extensions itself, and then install it back again without anything extra.

  1. Download WikiBuy Removal Tool
  2. Stop WikiBuy notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall WikiBuy from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove WikiBuy extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block WikiBuy search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like WikiBuy

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove WikiBuy completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of WikiBuy and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove WikiBuy completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of WikiBuy and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove WikiBuy manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full WikiBuy removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the WikiBuy installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove WikiBuy from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing WikiBuy you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “WikiBuy”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove WikiBuy from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. WikiBuy might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag WikiBuy from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove WikiBuy from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find WikiBuy or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove WikiBuy from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find WikiBuy or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove WikiBuy from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find WikiBuy or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove WikiBuy from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall WikiBuy from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate WikiBuy or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate WikiBuy or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall WikiBuy

In some cases, WikiBuy won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall WikiBuy. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the WikiBuy folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall WikiBuy in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove WikiBuy or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall WikiBuy using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of WikiBuy. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag WikiBuy from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with WikiBuy.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling WikiBuy from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove WikiBuy related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find WikiBuy extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find WikiBuy extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose WikiBuy extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove WikiBuy from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable WikiBuy, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or WikiBuy extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, WikiBuy does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find WikiBuy extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

How to block ads and pop-ups from WikiBuy

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WikiBuy push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “WikiBuy” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like WikiBuy, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like WikiBuy.