What is Wild West
Wild West by Yontoo Technology Inc. is typical advertising browser add-on that can work on three browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It was created only to display ads, coupons, pop-ups, banners on browser pages as there is no additional functionality. Free software vendors use this adware to earn money. Banners say “Ads by Wild West” or “Brought by Wild West” or just “Wild West”. Ads usually are not related to your search habits or webpage content, which makes Wild West adware even more useless.
How Wild West infected your PC
Wild West usually infects computers when users install freeware, torrents, game or software crack or keygens. Such untrusted tools use adware like Wild West to monetize their traffic. But, it can also be installed on your PC along with well-known applications. Software portals like Download.com, Soft32.com and many others use special “downloaders” to wrap legal software in downloaders, that offer you to install various adware, registry cleaners, toolbars. Always, look carefully at installation windows and read user licence agreements.
Download Wild West Removal Tool
To remove Wild West completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Wild West and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Wild West manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Wild West removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Wild West installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Wild West from Control Panel
To start removing Wild West you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Wild West from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Wild West.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Wild West from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Wild West and click Uninstall.
Remove Wild West from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Wild West, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Wild West
In some cases Wild West won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Wild West. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Wild West folder and files. This happens, because process WildWestBHO.dll or service updateWildWest.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Wild West in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Wild West
Remove Wild West add-on from your browsers
Removing Wild West from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Wild West extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Wild West extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Wild West extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Wild West from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Wild West, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Wild West.
Generally, Wild West does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Wild West extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Wild West
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including Wild West. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.