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Remove WiseConvert Toolbar (Removal Guide) - 2021 update

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Stealing programs

WiseConvert is a PUP that travels around together with another hijacker called

WiseConvert Toolbar

Questions about WiseConvert Toolbar

WiseConvert is a browser hijacker traveling around in a form of the toolbar. Once inside the system, it starts redirecting users' search sessions to, or random sponsored pages. Intrusive advertisements, constant redirects to unfamiliar domains, and changes in your browsers' settings indicate that you are dealing with the potentially unwanted program[1] seeking to earn the money from advertising. However, clicking on such links is not recommended since they can make you reach domains that can be filled with malware. If your device got infected by WiseConvert, don't hesitate and check your recently-installed programs for this app. Additionally, you should reset your web browsers.

Name WiseConvert
Type Toolbar
Category Browser hijacker/ Potentially unwanted program
Affects Chrome, Safari, Firefox and other browsers
Distribution Software bundles, deceptive sites, and advertisements
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According to its official page, this toolbar was created using the Conduit platform which upholds the highest privacy and security standards, and it gives people the ability to stay connected to the news when they need that. However, we should warn you that WiseConvert is designed only to trick users into thinking that it can help them improve their searches online. After entering the system and making specific changes in your internet browsers, the PUP affects the performance of your device negatively.

First of all, WiseConvert virus starts collecting browsing-related data[2] to get more knowledge about what attracts users and what could make them click on specific ads. Additionally, its developers tend to set up numerous ads that are typically added to users' search results. Once clicked, these links redirect victims to sponsored ads and generate pay-per-click income to PUP's hijackers. The biggest issue is that these sites can be anything from completely legit and useful domains to fraudulent websites.

To avoid redirects to unsafe sites seeking to swindle your personal data, you should remove WiseConvert Toolbar from the system. Besides, keep in mind that the app continues collecting such details as your IP address, location, even social media activity. No matter that this data isn't considered personally identifiable, its loss can lead you to constant spam emails found in your inbox, suspicious questionnaires appearing on sites that you perfectly know and similar issues.

According to researchers[3], you should perform WiseConvert Toolbar removal by using our detailed removal guide presented below this article. To eliminate virus damage, run ReimageIntego. This program will help you see all issues caused by hijack, including system vulnerabilities, corrupted files, and potentially unwanted programs.

WiseConvert Toolbar virusWiseConvert Toolbar is a browser hijacker that redirects your searches to generate revenue for the advertiser.

Rogue tools and programs come in software bundles. Tips to avoid them

Various tools and programs can be installed manually from an insecure website or deceptive advertisement. However, it has also been reported that PUP developers hide their products inside shareware and freeware bundles. Of course, you can avoid letting it in after checking the components list and unchecking additional programs from it. 

You can see the full list of programs when you choose Advanced or Custom settings during freeware installation. This step allows controlling which programs or applications you are getting on the device. Opting for Default or Quick installations automatically installs all programs including those PUPs and useless tools.

Uninstall WiseConvert Toolbar and other related programs from your computer

To get rid of the unwanted activity on your web browsers, you need to remove WiseConvert Toolbar from your computer. The best solution, in this case, is running a full system scan with an anti-malware software. These programs are designed to check the device thoroughly and detect every issue related to the security of the device. After the proper scan, the program suggests removing these errors and malicious programs.

WiseConvert removal should be initiated without delay. Having in mind that the virus is not as active as it was several years ago, you should also don't forget to reset your web browsers to their primary state to prevent redirects on your web browsers in the future. Keep in mind that the virus travels together with other PUPs that should also be eliminated in no time. 

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To remove WiseConvert Toolbar, follow these steps:

Remove WiseConvert Toolbar from Windows systems

Get rid of the unwanted activity by removing browser hijacker. Follow these steps:

To remove WiseConvert Toolbar from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to WiseConvert Toolbar (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Get rid of WiseConvert Toolbar from Mac OS X system

Remove WiseConvert Toolbar from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for WiseConvert Toolbar-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove WiseConvert Toolbar, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to WiseConvert Toolbar and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the WiseConvert Toolbar-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase WiseConvert Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WiseConvert Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete WiseConvert Toolbar removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete WiseConvert Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the WiseConvert Toolbar-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Uninstall WiseConvert Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If you found WiseConvert on your Firefox, follow the steps:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to WiseConvert Toolbar and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case WiseConvert Toolbar did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete WiseConvert Toolbar removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate WiseConvert Toolbar from Google Chrome

Clean your Chrome browser by following this guide:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to WiseConvert Toolbar by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like WiseConvert Toolbar in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the WiseConvert Toolbar-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete WiseConvert Toolbar removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove WiseConvert Toolbar from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to WiseConvert Toolbar and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of WiseConvert Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

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  1. julia m says:
    December 8th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    this toolbar has been the bane of my life, thank you so much i have now disabled it. however it is still only disabled not deleted. im just glad its not putting up pop up ads every time i go on e bay. cheers 🙂

  2. Patricia says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Got rid of Wiseconvert toolbars, but still have “Produtools” toolbars which I cant get rid of. Any suggestions? BTW-do you know what I might have done to get them in the first place? My computer has slowed down so much I can hardly use it since these two toolbars showed up. Thanks for your help.

  3. Erick DAUER says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 2:43 am


    The probem is I cannot find the program in the list of programs to uninstall-delete
    Where is it¿

  4. james vallely says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Dear Sir
    Initially found wise in control panel clicked delete ,thought was sucessfully deleted ,unfortunatly wasnt . Have just redownloaded spy hunter lets hope this program is effective
    thanks j vallely

  5. Cam says:
    February 17th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I have a Mac. I have nothing…nothing showing in the tools menu. I did find the wiseconvert in the plug-ins but I cant get it off my computer.

    I thank you for any help you can give.

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