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Remove Wsys Control virus (Removal Guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Wsys Control ads, Wsys Control hijacker | Type: Stealing programs

I have spotted an unfamiliar .exe process in the Windows Task Manager today. It was using quite many my computer resources, but I do not remember installing such application to my computer. It is called Wsys Control. Can you tell me any information about this executive file?

Important details about Wsys Control:

Wsys Control is a dubious program that may hide in your system and negatively affect your browsing experience. Usually, this application is labeled as a browser hijacker, and it can be found in the system as a browser extension. You may not realize that this app is installed and running on your system because this hijacker may sneak into your system unnoticeably. Once it does so, it may change your home page and default search engine to one of these rogue sites:

Questions about Wsys Control virus

We have already mentioned these suspicious search providers in our previous articles. Sadly, we can not say a single positive thing about them. It is unclear what Wsys Control application was designed to do; however, it looks like it may be promoted as some sort of a files/programs management program. Please be careful and do not download this program because it may initiate many unwanted activities behind your back. What is more, please avoid using,, or as a search engine because you may get altered search results. Such search results can cause dangerous redirects to websites that may not be considered to be reliable or safe. There is a possibility you may even expose your computer to various cyber threats by visiting these sites because even one single click on an infected link can result in an execution of a spyware or even malware. If you want to check your computer and look if no hidden dangerous programs are running in the background processes, scan your computer with a reliable anti-malware software, for example, ReimageIntego.

Wsys Control redirect pages

How can Wsys Control hijack my computer?

It looks like this dubious program may end up on your computer right after installing an unfamiliar freeware. This program may infiltrate your computer, and you might not even notice it. That is why many Internet users are assuming that Wsys Control is a virus. The first symptom, which may indicate that this dubious intruder is already in your system, is annoying Wsys Control ads. As we have stated before, you should also notice that your browser has been hijacked, and your home page/search engine has been changed to these search websites that are listed above. For that reason, we strongly recommend not to download unfamiliar free programs from doubtful download pages. In fact, you should closely check every single program that you want to install. Read end-user license agreement (EULA) section of your desired program and attentively follow the entire installation process. It might only take a few minutes; however, these simple precautions should help you to avoid Wsys Control virus. In case you have already noticed Wsys ads and other suspicious pop-up messages, you must remove this dubious program with no delay. To find its removal instructions, proceed to the next page.

How to remove Wsys Control virus from my computer?

If you have even the smallest suspicion that this intruder is hiding in your system, you should remove it as soon as possible. First of all, check your recently installed programs and try to find Wsys Control there. To find full manual removal tutorial, scroll down this page. However, although it is possible to remove this hazardous browser extension and its program manually, we strongly recommend removing this computer parasite via the automatic removal technique. You can also find a list of recommended anti-malware programs below this article.

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To remove Wsys Control virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Wsys Control from Windows systems

To remove Wsys Control virus 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 Wsys Control virus (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 Wsys Control from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Wsys Control virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Wsys Control virus-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 Wsys Control virus, 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 Wsys Control virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Wsys Control virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Wsys Control virus 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 Wsys Control virus-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

Reset MS Edge if that 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

Remove Wsys Control from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 Wsys Control virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from 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

In case Wsys Control virus 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 Wsys Control virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate Wsys Control from Google Chrome

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 Wsys Control virus 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

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Wsys Control virus-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 Wsys Control virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall Wsys Control 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 Wsys Control virus 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 Wsys Control 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.

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  1. Nameless says:
    November 26th, 2015 at 10:26 am

    so my firewall keeps saying that it is blocking this app… now i know what it is! removing it immediately. Guys, if you notice weird computer slow downs, it is a sign that something is wrong with your computer! do not think that it is a temporary slowdown, otherwise you may regret thinking so after some time. My computer was working slowly not because of this app, but because of another viruses that were running on it! These firewall pop-ups helped me to realise that i need some security program on my platform. So I trusted SpyHunter, and there was a good reason. It really works great! This virus is already gone

  2. Sandra1995 says:
    November 26th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    cannot remove it… Help! Should I try to remove it with SpyHunter? I am really hopeless person when it comes to fixing computer problems… ehhh

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