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Did you notice that the amount of ads on your computer screen has considerably increased? Then there might be something on your device that you do not want there. WikiTime is yet another adware parasite that will pile you under tons of commercials making it hardly possible for you to do anything online. It claims to be a perfectly safe application that grants you easier and faster access to Wikipedia but you know better than to trust a computer virus. Being adware, this parasite can’t cause you any direct damage. However,  WikiTime is able to open some back doors to your computer and some other pesky infection will harm you instead. Before you know it, you might end up with an utterly compromised machine and we can assume you don’t want that. In fact, keeping any kind of parasite on your PC is a terrible idea so we’ve provided this article to shed some light on the numerous problems WikiTime could bring upon you.


How did I get infected with?

Unfortunately, hackers could be very creative when it comes to parasites and their distribution. That means crooks have plenty of methods to choose from in order to get you infected. Remember, you have to be extremely careful anytime you download programs off of the Internet as this is the most common way to let an infection enter your device. Bundled software, for example, could be very dangerous if you aren’t careful enough. Let’s be honest, not many of us have the habit of reading the Terms and Conditions when we install freeware. Crucial mistake. The only way to notice on time that there is something malicious attached to the free software in the bundle, is to go through all programs one by one. It may take some time but just think about how much damage not paying attention could cause you. WikiTime is a considerably easy virus to remove but ransomware, Trojans and some other incredibly virulent programs travel the web applying the same tactics. Always opt for the Advanced/Custom option and deselect any kind of software that you don’t trust. Needless to say you should also avoid third-party web links, spam email-attachments and suspicious looking ads.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Could a computer virus ever be safe? Even just the fact that it entered your device in complete silence is a good enough reason for you to be suspicious and delete WikiTime on the spot. Adware infections seem to appear out of the blue and we highly recommend you to remove such a parasite as soon as you detect its presence. Why? Because adware and WikiTime in particular will continue to apply their sneaky techniques. Only now that the virus is on your PC, it’s a lot more dangerous. First and foremost thing you will notice are the infamous WikiTime ads. Being an ad-supported program, this parasite has a loving relationship with all kinds of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-texts, hyperlinks, intestitials, etc All of them are annoying and all of them are unreliable. Hackers get paid to redirect you, so sometimes you’ll see completely safe web pages and sometimes you will be displayed corrupted malicious web pages filled with parasites. Clicking the ads is the only to find out what kind of ad you’re dealing with but is it really worth it? Hackers have absolutely no reason to take care of your computer so you have to stay away from all commercials. However, how do you avoid something that’s constantly in your face? The WikiTime ads are incredibly intrusive as they will cover up most of your screen space thus making browsing the Web nearly impossible. The virus also collects some browsing-related information for marketing purposes but it might try to get access to personally identifiable data as well. We don’t really need to explain to you why such information must not get in the hands of cyber criminals. Overall, WikiTime poses a huge danger to your device as well as your personal information and has to be stopped on time. In order to get rid of it manually, please follow the instructions bellow.

How Can I Remove WikiTime Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the WikiTime infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall WikiTime from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete WikiTime from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove WikiTime from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall WikiTime from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the WikiTime program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove WikiTime from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove WikiTime Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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