Whole Daily Feed Virus


Whole Daily Feed

Whole Daily Feed is a browser-hijacking extension for Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and other popular browsing programs and its goal is to turn such browsers into a space for its ads. Whole Daily Feed gains income on the Pay-Per-Click/Pay-Per-View basis which is why it’s so aggressive with its ads.

Whole Daily Feed

The Whole Daily Feed virus makes some changes to the main browser and imposes sponsored homepage domains

The moment it gets installed in the system, however, Whole Daily Feed starts to operate as an ad-generating and page-redirecting tool and fills the screen of the main browser with various nagging ads, sponsored links, pop-ups and blinking banners. In most of the cases, the program also makes some changes to the main browser and imposes sponsored homepage domains, third-party search engine tools and new custom toolbars.

Initially, these changes may look like they have been introduced with the intention of somehow enhancing your online experience. However, soon after you start using your browser with the new settings, you may start to experience issues like automatic page redirects, aggressive ads, browser unresponsiveness, sudden crashes and sluggishness. This can greatly irritate you and actually decrease the quality of your web experience. What is even more annoying is that you may not have an option to uninstall the unwanted settings and stop or remove the never-ending stream of ads no matter what you try.

Resetting the browser, reinstalling it and even changing to another one may not help you get rid of Whole Daily Feed unless you find and remove its ad-generating components, which are usually hidden deep inside your system. Locating the correct hijacker-related components, however, may oftentimes be challenging, especially if you have not dealt with such software before.

That’s why we usually recommend in case you have Whole Daily Feed or another browser hijacker like Captcha Modern on your PC that you use the assistance of a professional removal tool or a manual removal guide like the ones posted down below. Luckily, in most of the cases, a combination of both is enough to uninstall the unwanted program effectively because, despite being very annoying, the hijacker is still not some sort of a nasty virus or a malware similar to ransomware or Trojans. Users can usually detect and eliminate it without the help of a security professional and are unlikely to face any negative consequences after that.

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The constant annoyance that a program like WholeDailyFeed may create during your regular web surfing may be enough for you to decide to remove it. However, there is one more reason why uninstalling WholeDailyFeed is advisable.

Most ad-generating applications are usually linked to some aggressive online advertising campaigns, which tend to generate random ads, offers and links on the user’s screen. Clicking on such random messages may sometimes be helpful and may land you on good deals, discounts and the exact type of items that you have been looking for. However, the possibility of getting redirected to some shady web locations, where various nasty computer threats (such as viruses, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, etc.) may hide, is also there. That’s why we usually advise our readers to be careful with the web content that they interact with and eliminate any source of unwanted browser changes, aggressive ads and automatic redirects in order to stay safe.

SUMMARY:

Name Whole Daily Feed
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms You may frequently experience automatic page-redirects to various sponsored sites full of ads and pop-ups. 
Distribution Method Typically found inside software bundles, free and automatic installers, ads, torrents, and spam. 
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Remove Whole Daily Feed Virus

To try and remove Whole Daily Feed quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Whole Daily Feed extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Whole Daily Feed by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Whole Daily Feed and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Whole Daily Feed removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    Step4

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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    Step5

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Whole Daily Feed from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Whole Daily Feed from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Whole Daily Feed from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    Step6

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    About the author

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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