This page aims to help you remove Wonderlandads Virus. These Wonderlandads Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
If your Chrome, Firefox or IE browser are experiencing a sudden increase in pop-up Ads, banners and other annoying forms of advertisement and you are reading this article – then you’ve correctly assumed that Wonderlandads Virus is behind all of it. This is a type of Ad-generating software commonly referred to as Adware. It exists to spam Ads on all infected computers and the only way to remove it is to uninstall all of its components from your machine. In order to do that you need some basic understanding of how Adware operates and this article attempts to give you just that.
Wonderlandads Virus – a general overview
A very important thing to remember is that the Ads created by Wonderlandads Virus can rarely serve you in any useful matter – they are a way for someone to make money off your back first and foremost. The reason your computer has been infected by this Adware is the possibility that you will, at some point, click on one of the Ads. The people responsible for Wonderlandads Virus get a small amount of revenue every time someone clicks on his ad – and with good spam coverage a great sum of money can be made without any effort. This, in itself, is not that different from how other types of advertising platforms operate. The problem with Wonderlandads Virus is that is incredibly invasive and it cannot be turned off. You cannot navigate away from a page full of Ads – it will immediately create new ones to replace them. In addition to that very often these Adware programs are used to advertise very low quality products – be it different types of software or physical goods.
There is a huge and very successful market for phony PC optimization software. These programs are also referred to as bloatware and scamware. This is because they share the tendency to create fake messages about non-existing or greatly exaggerated problems that supposedly plague your computer. Such programs are perfectly capable of reporting over a hundred problems on a freshly installed and fully patched computer that has only Windows on it. Most commonly the PC registry is used as a scarecrow. The PC registry is a local windows database that exists on all versions of windows. It stores a number of settings for different programs installed on the PC. Whenever a program is changed in any way some of its registry entries may become obsolete. In this capacity they are benign – but this type of software will lead you to believe they are a serious problem for which you need to spend money for the software.
How do programs like Wonderlandads Virus infect computers?
Few people will willingly install programs like Wonderlandads Virus themselves – usually people have no recollection of its installation. Adware is not usually malicious and it does not utilize security flaws in order to infect computer. A much simpler, yet very effective scheme is used – a practice called software bundling.
- A software bundle is basically the installer for a certain program, which also has a number of other programs hidden inside of it. Any user that runs such an installer and selects the Default/Quick installation option will automatically agree to have all these extra programs installed – and usually find himself in possession of useless junk like Wonderlandads Virus.
In order to avoid catching Adware thanks to this software bundle strategy simply opt out of using the quick installation and always select the Advanced option instead. It will only take a couple of extra clicks to get the same result, but in the meantime you get to see a list of all the programs and features that are about to be installed. Remove any extra program that is not needed by the main program you are interested in installing.
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