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How to Remove Whilokii Deals and Pop-up Ads Virus? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Your internet browser is overwhelmed by excessive coupons and ads that claim to be brought to you by Whilokii or Whilokii Deals? Want to get rid of this adware once for all? Then read on.

 

 

What Is Whilokii?

 

 

Similar to Glindorus and DiVapton, Whilokii is a potentially unwanted program classified as adware which can infect Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Once get installed, it will add extensions and plugins to your installed web browser so that it can display coupons and ads in your web browser.

Whilokii adware

 

After being infected by Whilokii, you will see a box with number at the upper-right corner of your web browser when browsing online shopping websites like Walmart, Amazon, ebay. The box, when clicked, will drop down a Whilokii Deals box with Coupons and Compare items. It will also display See Similar button on product images which usually brings out a box containing deals for similar products from sponsored websites. Whilokii even displays ads in the search results on Google or Yahoo.

Whilokii-pop-ups

 

Whilokii often comes bundled with other free downloads from some websites like Softonic. When you install such programs, you may also agree to install Whilokii without obvious notification. That’s probably why most computer users are unaware of its installation and consider it as a computer virus.

 

 

How to Remove Whilokii Deals and Pop-up Ads? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Whilokii and related malicious programs

Step 2 Remove Whilokii extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

Modify browser homepage and default search engine (optional)

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove Whilokii pop-up ads from your computer and internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Whilokii and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, Whilokii Deals often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Whilokii and any suspicious programs installed around the time Whilokii being installed.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → locate Whilokii 1.0.0 and any suspicous program → click on Uninstall button

Or, you can access the Control Panel by right clicking on the bottom left hot corner Hot button and select Control Panel from the list.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → locate Whilokii 1.0.0 and any suspicious program → Click on Uninstall button

 

For Windows XP Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate Whilokii 1.0.0 and any suspicious program → Click on Remove button

uninstall Whilokii

 

 

Step 2 Remove Whilokii extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

If you are still encountering Whilokii pop-up ads after remove Whilokii and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Whilokii leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Whilokii and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Whilokii)

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Whilokii and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

 

 

Optional Troubleshoot—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Price Finder-AST scan result

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Price Finder-AST Restore Center

 

4. Modify browser homepage and default search engine (optional):

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that although Whilokii and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

CSB-clean

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Whilokii. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Modify browser homepage and default search engine (optional)

 

If you are also suffering redirecting problem, here is how to solve the problem.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools > Internet options > General tab > Use default…

2. To reset search provider: go to the gear icon or Tools >  Manage Add-ons > Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click the suspicious search provider → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

 

For Firefox Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

2. To reset default search engine: click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate the suspicious search engine → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Ask Web Search on Firefox

 

For Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove suspicious websites address by clicking the X at the end of the bar

2. To change homepage: hit Change → change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove suspicious search engine from the list by clicking the recycle bin

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

As mentioned above, Whilokii sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to further guard your online activities and create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you from landing on malicious websites.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)

Anvi Ad Blocker purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

 

Adware like Whilokii may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

  • Ariss Trake

    Thank you so much! This virus was extremely irritating, and this fix was clear and easy! Step one did it for me, thank you again.