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It’s no wonder that once’s pop-ups have entered your life, you want them to be gone as soon as possible. Why so? Because those web links are not only intrusive, stubborn and annoying but also very dangerous. is the nth malicious website out there that hackers successfully take advantage of, and, as you can imagine, NOTHING cyber criminals are involved with could possibly be safe. Crooks are quite inventive when it comes to gaining profit online and that’s where and other similar websites come in handy. However, the reason why your PC screen is currently covered with pop-up ads, pop-under ads, banner ads, interstitial ads, video ads, etc. is… a parasite. Unfortunately, the presence of’s pop-ups is a clear sign that your machine is no longer virus-free and there are a couple of things you should know about your cyber situation. Firstly, the parasite you are now infected with is an adware-type virus or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which means at some point in the recent past you allowed it to get installed. Secondly, even though those are considered some of the least dangerous types of infections, you are soon to be convinced precisely how malicious they are. Remember, it’s extremely important that you take immediate action because parasites don’t tend to get any less dangerous as time passes. On the contrary, they become even more troublesome. The parasite you have on board is no exception and if you make the crucial mistake of keeping it instead of deleting it, you’re in for a very bad time. As we mentioned, this particular infection stands behind the pop-up links in order to generate web traffic thus generating revenue for hackers. The problem is, crooks are willing to expose you to all kinds of online dangers in the meanwhile and there is no doubt that some of the pop-ups are corrupted. You figured out what happens when you click the wrong link, didn’t you? You will either end up on a malicious website filled with malware (and compromise your already compromised machine much further) or get involved in some nasty financial scam. Of course, there is always the slight possibility that you might come across a real ad and a real deal with a real product but is the whole thing really a risk worth taking? As long as the virus is still present on board, you’re jeopardizing your own cyber security and privacy, not to mention the fact that your entire browsing experience will be effectively ruined as well. In addition, the parasite collects personal data and considerably slows down the PC speed. Long story short, there is NO reason to hesitate; get rid of the virus and make sure you do so before it gets out of hand.


How did I get infected with?

As you probably know already (and if not, you should be paying some close attention right now), adware-type programs travel the Web in silence. That means you probably downloaded the virus yourself without even knowing it. The same stealthy infiltration technique works with some incredibly virulent types of infections as well, like Trojan horses and ransomware programs so it goes without saying you should always keep an eye out for potential threats online. Avoid unverified websites and the questionable freeware/shareware bundles they offer, stay away from spam messages, spam email-attachments, third-party web links and make sure you’re aware what exactly you’re giving green light to when installing programs. Take your time to go through the EULA (End User License Agreement) or the Terms and Conditions because even though this isn’t a fun thing to do, it might save you quite the headache later on. It would take you a lot more time, energy and nerves to uninstall a virus after it already managed to land on your device. Remember, protecting your PC is your responsibility and yours only.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Once the adware parasite sneakily tricked you into installing it, the manipulations that are about to follow cannot be avoided for one very simple reason – the virus infects Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This thing isn’t subtle. After it adds a malicious extension (or an add-on) to all your browsers, the virus injects them with pop-ups. As we mentioned, there is nothing reliable about the endless parade of sponsored commercials that the parasite floods your PC screen with. In addition, you’re also about to be constantly redirected and bombarded with unreliable software updates and many more unreliable web links which should be avoided as well. Just to top it all, the virus collects about as much personal data as it possibly could such as IP addresses, email addresses, passwords and usernames, browsing history, search queries, etc. and not only uses that information to adjust the ads (thus making them more appealing to you) but also sends it straight into the hands of hackers. What they usually do afterwards is sell your data to some questionable third parties for marketing purposes which, as you can see, puts your privacy in immense danger. To regain control over your machine, please follow the detailed removal guide that you will find down below and delete the parasite for good.

How to Remove Wonderlandads virus

The Wonderlandads infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Wonderlandads 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.

WARNING! Stopping the wrong file or deleting the wrong registry key may damage your system irreversibly.
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STEP 1: Track down Wonderlandads in the computer memory

STEP 2: Locate Wonderlandads startup location

STEP 3: Delete Wonderlandads traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

STEP 4: Undo the damage done by the virus

STEP 1: Track down Wonderlandads in the computer memory

  • Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.


  • Write down the file location for later reference.

Step 2: Locate Wonderlandads startup location

Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

Clean Wonderlandads virus from the windows registry

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

delete backgroundcontainer

  • Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.

Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection

Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host

If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:


STEP 3 : Clean Wonderlandads traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

  • Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the Wonderlandads by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

disable Wonderlandads from chrome

  • Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the unwanted Extension
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

remove Wonderlandads from firefox

  • Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

Step 4: Undo the damage done by Wonderlandads

This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.

Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for Wonderlandads, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.

To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.

  • Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
  • go to Network and Internet
  • then Network and Sharing Center
  • then Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!

You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to

  • Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.


  • in the target field remove Wonderlandads argument and then apply the changes.
  • Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
  • Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.

How to Permanently Remove Wonderlandads Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.

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