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Maoha WiFi ads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Maoha WiFi – a sneaky application that delivers an excessive amount of ads

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Maoha WiFi is an adware program that spreads in software bundles and is responsible for bringing Jisuzip virus to the computer. The main negative features of the program are flooding web browser with aggressive advertisements, redirecting to promotional sites and tracking information about users.

The adware affects the most popular web browsers, such as IE, Chrome, and Firefox. It uses a “virtual layer” that allows displaying third-party ads on various websites. The main inconvenience here is that ads might be placed in strange places of the site and cover necessary content.

Maoha WiFi ads might promote various products or services. Commercial offers might show up in the form of pop-ups, in-text, banners, boxes, coupons and similar. However, clicking on them is not recommended.

The majority of ads are fake, advertise questionable products or offer to install suspicious software and updates. Though taking such offers and downloading a suspicious program on your PC might end up with computer-related problems or malware attack.

The biggest problem is that it might be impossible to avoid clicking these ads. Often they do not have a close button, or it’s inactive. Thus, in order to avoid accidentally clicking on a malware-laden ad,[1] you should remove Maoha WiFi with the help of Reimage as soon as you notice it on the PC.

This ad-supported program might also trigger redirects to promotional websites. Thus, your browsing sessions might be disturbed by a visit to the unknown online shop, gaming, gambling, video streaming or even adult-themed websites.

However, Maoha WiFi redirect tendencies might be even worse. Adware might redirect you to dangerous sites that have been created for spreading malware or scam site. Thus, tolerating these annoying activities might end up with serious problems.

Adware might be connecting information about users

Ad-supported programs are known for being capable of using cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about users.

Data gathering is necessary for building user’s profile.[2] Knowing your browsing habits, latest search queries, browsing history, demographic and location details helps to deliver interest-based ads.

Authors of the Maoha WiFi participates in the online advertising business and generates revenue from users’ clicks. Behavioral marketing strategy allows creating encouraging and interesting ads. Thus, users are more willing to click such ads.

What is more, data tracking may lead to privacy-related issues. It’s unknown whether aggregated details are shared with third-parties, affiliates or advertising networks.

Besides, this app might allow installation of third-party tracking technologies. No one can assure that they are not willing to collect your passwords and other confidential details.

Thus, you should protect yourself by performing Maoha WiFi removal.

Sneaky infiltration method of the PUP

Maoha WiFi virus cannot enter the system alone. It spreads together with other freeware or shareware as an optional component Thus, paying attention to freeware installation protects your PC from undesired apps.

Instead of trying to save your time with Quick/Recommended installation setup, opt for the Advanced/Custom settings. Only they can help to avoid Maoha WiFi hijack.

While Quick/Recommended settings do not disclose about third-party software and install it silently; Advanced/Custom setup reveals the list of optional apps and allows rejecting their installation.

Maoha WiFi elimination methods

By following our prepared instructions below, you can remove Maoha WiFi manually. This method requires finding adware and deleting it with all its components.

You should found this PUP in the installed program’s list in Control Panel. However, you should also look up for other unknown entries. It goes without saying that you have to uninstall them as well.

The adware may have installed suspicious extensions or tracking cookies to web browsers as well. Thus, you need to take care of them too.

However, if you want to speed up Maoha WiFi removal, we recommend choosing the automatic elimination option.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunterCombo Cleaner, Malwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Maoha WiFi ads, follow these steps:

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Erase Maoha WiFi from Windows systems

Uninstall Maoha WiFi from the Control Panel and look up for other suspicious programs that should be eliminated too.

  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 Maoha WiFi and related programs
    Here, look for Maoha WiFi 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'
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Uninstall Maoha WiFi from Mac OS X system

  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 Maoha WiFi 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'
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Eliminate Maoha WiFi from Internet Explorer (IE)

Follow the steps below to terminate adware from the browser entirely.

  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 Maoha WiFi 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 Maoha WiFi removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove Maoha WiFi 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, Maoha WiFi should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Maoha WiFi from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

In order to get rid of ads and annoying redirects to questionable sites, you have to uninstall suspicious extensions and reset Mozilla Firefox.

  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 Maoha WiFi 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 Maoha WiFi removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Maoha WiFi from Google Chrome

Maoha WiFi might have installed various extensions, plugins, and other entries. Thus, you need to uninstall them all and reset Chrome.

  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 Maoha WiFi 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 Maoha WiFi removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Maoha WiFi from Safari

  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 Maoha WiFi 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 Maoha WiFi removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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