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Remove Wonderlandads (updated Aug 2020) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Wonderland Ads | Type: Adware

The effect of the Wonderlandads virus on an infected PC

Technically speaking, Wonderlandads virus is not a malicious parasite per se, but rather a potentially unwanted program [1] which presence on the computer may trigger various problems to arise. Most of its malicious potential stems from the program's capacity to generate intrusive pay-per-click advertisements [2] and automatically redirect people to and any other domains that may be chosen by its creators.

Thus, it is entirely possible that this PUP might also send you to malicious websites, where your device may be infected with some more serious parasite than Wonderlandads adware is. We highly recommend staying away from this shady program and its ads.

It seems that this program may appear on every computer no matter what OS it is running. Security experts have discovered that its attacks on Android devices, Windows computers and Mac OS X are almost equally common. You might already be thinking how did this adware [3] infiltrate your computer.

Well, it mostly happens when people don’t monitor software installation processes or tend to install questionable programs on their devices without checking online community reviews. If you are one of those unlucky people who got infected, then it is high time you get on with the Wonderlandads removal. To banish every malicious element from your computer, use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego ant-malware solution.

The picture showing Wonderlandads virusWonderlandads ads tend to be active and intrusive, so they are most likely to cause stress for anyone who's computer is infected with this malware.

You may not suspect that the adware has settled on your computer until you finally start noticing that your browser gets regularly heaped up by a vivid bunch of ads. These commercial offers tend to emerge on every website – be it informational or entertainment web page.

As we already said, ads also try to lure you into visiting insecure domains. Frequently, such websites are of advertising origin, but you may also find yourself on pornographic web pages as well. Besides disturbing content, you may also spot flickering hyperlinks encouraging you to watch certain videos or claim free gifts.

Keep in mind that such offers may help viruses hijack your computer. Additionally, the links may disguise aggressive Trojans [4] which are capable of wrecking registry files and stealing personal information. Therefore, Wonderlandads virus might be more damaging than you think.

Questions about Wonderlandads

This PUP makes no exceptions for the Android devices and targets them as well. Thus, don't forget that your mobile phone or tablet might also be threatened. When the PUP settles on the infected device, its user begins encounter ad-related problems right away. If you prefer shopping online, note that such commercial offers are only generated for the purpose of collecting income for their owners.

The scammers receive profit depending on the number of clicks their ads manage to generate. Consequently, they aim to tempt as many users as possible to click on ads by We can only imagine what profit they get from such activity while users are left in frustration caused by distracting pop-ups. Additionally, you should note that this adware might attract other unwanted programs into your system which do not require your permit to get installed. As a result, the operating system might struggle to maintain high-speed processes.

What is more, you never know whether installed programs are only of adware-type. They might be enhanced with damaging malware as well. Therefore, it is crucial to remove Wonderlandads as soon as possible. 

The main mistakes users make allowing Wonderlandads infiltration

As we have already mentioned, scammers have managed to develop an effective strategy to distribute their “products.” IT specialists have named this technique “bundling.” [5] The main principle of it lies in attaching potentially unwanted programs, such as adware, browser hijackers and similar ones, to popular freeware.

Once users download it, few of them notice the add-on. Thus, they recklessly hit “Install” button, and let this PUP hijack their computers. So, it might be that it invaded your computer the same way, too. Likewise, it is important to pay attention while installing new software. Instead of choosing “Basic” installation settings, select “Advanced.”

Note that some scammers tend to attach PUPs under “Advanced” mode as well, so stay vigilant. Lastly, look for any irrelevant software which is already pre-marked and uncheck it. These steps should assist you in preventing redirects to and similar suspicious domains.

The best way to remove Wonderlandads

Luckily, this time, relatively less damaging malware has infected your computer. Its elimination should not become a difficult task. Firstly, you can try deleting this virus manually. Keep in mind that if you opt for manual removal option, precision and attention are required.

If you do not want to meddle with the adware again, you should remove all its related programs and files completely. Therefore, automatic Wonderlandads removal might look like a more suitable solution. After you install an anti-spyware program, it starts scanning your system for potentially malicious files.

It is apt in deleting adware, browser hijackers, trojans, and ransomware. Thus, it is a highly useful utility. Do not forget to update it regularly if you want to experience real-time protection. Finally, we also encourage you to be more careful while visiting unknown websites and reading instructions while installing a new program.

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To remove Wonderlandads, follow these steps:

Uninstall Wonderlandads from Windows systems

Wonderlandads is a potentially unwanted program, so there's no tragedy if you can't use automatic tools to remove it — you can do it manually. To help you stay on the right path and perform Wonderlandads removal correctly, we have prepared the instructions below:

  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 Wonderlandads and related programs
    Here, look for Wonderlandads 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'

Delete Wonderlandads from Mac OS X system

While Wonderlandads attacks Mac OS X as well, we have prepared manual elimination guidelines for this specific operating system, too. Completing the steps below should help eliminate the adware from the computer, but it is also recommended to reset all of the affected web browsers afterwards:

  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 Wonderlandads 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'

Get rid of Wonderlandads from Internet Explorer (IE)

Internet Explorer is an easy target for Wonderlandads adware. Luckily, it is just as easy to remove the virus from it as well. All you have to do is go to Explorer's settings and search for extensions, add-ons, toolbars or other suspicious software and delete them. Don't forget to reset the browser when you are done!

  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 Wonderlandads 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 Wonderlandads removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase Wonderlandads from Microsoft Edge

When adware hits the web browser, Internet surfing may become quite hectic due to all the ads and redirects Wonderlandads generates. Well, you don't have to suffer that any longer as you may fix your Microsoft Edge using these instructions:

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, Wonderlandads should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Wonderlandads from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Probably the first thought people infected with Wonderlandads have is how to remove the annoying ads from their browser. To answer that, we have prepared an comprehensive elimination guide below.

  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 Wonderlandads 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 Wonderlandads removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Wonderlandads from Google Chrome

Wonderlandads can be removed from Google Chrome quite easily. The guidelines below will explain all the procedure in detail:

  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 Wonderlandads 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 Wonderlandads removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Wonderlandads from Safari

Since Wonderlandads can infect Mac OS X, it is likely that this adware will infiltrate Safari as well. Don't let it stay there for too long and remove it following the demonstration below:

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

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. Chris says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 4:22 am

    This one is very irritating. It took me a while to realize the core problem of such excessive advertising.

  2. Martin says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Thank you for the tutorial! Downloaded the anti-spyware app, it removed the virus instantly.

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