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Remove DailyWiki ads (Removal Guide) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

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DailyWiki ads might redirect to high-risk websites

Questions about DailyWiki ads

DailyWiki is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which is categorized as an adware.[1] However, this ad-supported program is presented as a browser extension for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari web browsers. This application is mostly distributed in software bundles and enters the system unnoticed. After DailyWiki hijack, the program starts collecting information about user’s browsing habits and based on this knowledge it starts generating an intrusive amount of online ads. This program is used for affiliate marketing. Thus, the main purpose of it is to inject user’s web browsers with third-party advertisements and collect as many clicks as possible. This way, it generates income via the pay-per-click[2] system, boosts traffic to affiliate websites, promotes certain items, services, and so on. Online marketing is unavoidable these days; however, the core difference is between safe and unsafe advertising. Security experts warn that commercial content delivered by a suspicious adware program is potentially dangerous. Thus, once you noticed an increased amount of ads popping up when browsing the web, you should check computer’s security and scan device with a reputable anti-malware program, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. It helps to remove DailyWiki entirely and avoid possible cyber threats.

The image of DailyWiki ads

Once DailyWiki adware is installed on a PC, it creates a scheduled task in Windows startup and launches as soon as the user opens a web browser. Consequently, he or she may start seeing pop-up and banner ads. They may exhibit price comparisons, inform about recent discounts, coupons, software updates, and so on. However, none of these ads are checked, what means that clicking on them is not safe. In the worst case scenario, you may be rerouted to third-party websites that spread other PUPs, illegal domains,[3] including casino, suspicious surveys, adult content[4] domains, and so on. Although these examples are extreme, you should not ignore a possibility to land on such domains. Thus, you should not only resist to all great offers popping up on the screen but hurry up with DailyWiki removal as well. It’s the only way to get rid of unwanted and bothersome activities on your browser.

Apart from suspicious DailyWiki redirect tendencies, this ad-supported program has another negative feature that is related to your online privacy. As we already mentioned, the purpose of the adware is to deliver an excessive amount of online ads and generate pay-per-click revenue. In order to profit from this aggressive online marketing strategy, the PUP is designed to be capable of tracking information about users. DailyWiki might be collecting browsing related data, such as search queries, pages viewed, clicks, the data type in the websites, IP address, PC’s location, etc. Gathered details are transmitted to the third-party advertisers and advertising networks on a daily basis. Based on this information you are provided personalized shopping offers[5] that are supposed to encourage you to click them.

The illustration of DailyWiki
DailyWiki ads are misleading and might lead to unknown domains. Thus, it's better to stay away from them!

Distribution of ad-supported program is based on bundling technique

Developers of DailyWiki use an unfair software distribution tactic known as “bundling.” In other words, this add-on can be bundled with other free software. For this reason, it’s important to choose the right way to install freeware and shareware. At the beginning of installation of the new program, you are always asked to choose between Advanced/Custom and Quick/Recommended modes. In order to avoid so-called DailyWiki virus and installation of other PUPs, you should opt for the first option. Advanced/Custom settings allow seeing the list of third-party software and reject their installation. Meanwhile, Quick/Recommended setup does not inform about them and installs all additional apps by default.

Elimination of the DailyWiki

In order to remove DailyWiki, you need to uninstall the add-on and all its counterparts. This application does not belong to the group of hazardous cyber infections, so you should be able to get rid of it manually (the guide is given below the article). However, out strongest recommendation is to remove this add-on using an automated tool because it may be not the only PUP hiding in your PC’s system. Your task is to eliminate all the programs that entered the computer via software package, and it might be hard to do it manually. Automatic DailyWiki removal is performed using a reputable anti-malware program. All you need to do is to run a full system scan with an updated security software.

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To remove DailyWiki ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate DailyWiki from Windows systems

Follow the steps below to remove DailyWiki manually. Be careful and remove all adware-related entries!

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall DailyWiki and related programs
    Here, look for DailyWiki or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove DailyWiki from Mac OS X system

The guidelines below will help you to get rid of the program that is responsible for delivering intrusive online ads.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for DailyWiki or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase DailyWiki from Internet Explorer (IE)

After the hijack, you need to follow these steps to fix Internet Explorer.

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for DailyWiki and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete DailyWiki removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete DailyWiki ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, DailyWiki should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of DailyWiki from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

From the list of Mozilla’s extensions, you need to remove all suspicious entries that might be related to DailyWiki.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select DailyWiki and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete DailyWiki removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall DailyWiki from Google Chrome

Open the list of Chrome’s extensions. If you find some unknown extensions, add-ons or plugins, uninstall them immediately. They might be responsible for delivering DailyWiki ads.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select DailyWiki and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete DailyWiki removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate DailyWiki from Safari

These instructions will help you to delete adware entirely and reset Safari. Since then, you will be able to browse the web normally again.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for DailyWiki or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete DailyWiki removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Simon says:
    October 26th, 2015 at 2:10 am

    DailyWiki ads are unbearable!! Stay away from this app unless you want to fight against a flow of pop-ups every day.

  2. CarolAguiar says:
    October 26th, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Dont believe its going to save you money! DailyWiki is a virus and the only thing that it seeks is to make you visit third party websites.

  3. Megan789 says:
    October 26th, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Hello, Im one of those silly users that have believed that DailyWiki adware will help me to do shopping online. Of course that it didnt! Obviously this app is not collaborating with Amazon, Walmart, eBay or other well-known shopping websites because it kept displaying ads from Asian-oriented web browsers that certainly did not appear reliable. Glad I got rid of it!

  4. Jerad9 says:
    October 26th, 2015 at 4:14 am

    I havent noticed how and when it entered my computer. Ive never dealt with adware or another PUP before, so Ive been prone to installing freewares by clicking and thats it. However, next time I will be more careful. As regards DailyWiki removal, I have entrusted this task to a reputable anti-spyware, namely Malwarebytes.

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