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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: Browser hijacker

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 delta-homes.com, delta-search.com, omniboxes.com or sweet-page.com 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

  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 Wsys Control and related programs
    Here, look for Wsys Control 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'
  5. Remove Wsys Control from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

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 from Applications folder:

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

Erase Wsys Control 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 Wsys Control 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, Google.com).
  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 Wsys Control removal.Reset Internet Explorer

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-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)

  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 Wsys Control 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Wsys Control removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Wsys Control from Google 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 Wsys Control 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Wsys Control removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Wsys Control 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 Wsys Control or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Wsys Control, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 Wsys Control removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.

 

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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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