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Wait3sec.org is a shady website. Its appearance is a bad sign. It’s a warning that your computer is no longer infection-free. Somewhere in the corners of your OS, the nasty Wait3sec.org adware lurks. The parasite enters your system unnoticed and wreaks utter havoc. The good news is that it’s not a virus. The bad news is that this pest is quite capable of causing harm. Once on board, the adware wastes no time. It takes over your web browsers and turns them into ad-displaying tools. The parasite follows instructions to flood you with advertisements. It injects ads on every website you load. The adware is the reason why all previously ad-free pages are now heavy on coupons and discounts. Every time you click on an ad, the parasite gets paid. Thus, it does not limit the adverts. Quite the contrary. It increases their number every day. The Wait3sec.org adware gets more and more aggressive with each passing day. The parasite tends to get out of control. You face system underperformance and crashes. The aggressive advertising takes a toll on your device. Do not tolerate the parasite. The more time it spends on your computer, the worse your predicament becomes. We are not talking about your comfort. The adware jeopardizes both your security and financial stability. This parasite runs numerous schemes. Its ads are more likely to redirect you to bogus websites than to legitimate pages. Do not underestimate this adware. Do what’s best for you and your computer. Remove the Wait3sec.org adware before it gets a chance to cause harm. Act now! Remove the intruder for good!
How did I get infected with?
The Wait3sec.org adware cannot hack your computer. This parasite is not that advanced. It needs an invitation to enter your OS. As you can imagine, the parasite knows how to get one. It steals your approval. The adware lurks behind software bundles and torrents. It also uses fake updates and rogue program. All it needs to succeed is one second of carelessness. Do not make its job easier. Your caution can prevent such infections. Always keep your guard up. Especially when you install new programs. Pay attention to the fine print. When available, use the advanced setup option. Deselect all bonus programs that are about to be installed. These third-party apps, more often than not, are parasites. Don’t give them the green light of admission. Deselect them. Also, don’t skip the terms and conditions. If you cannot spare enough time to read the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. If you detect anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately. The key to a secure and infection-free computer is caution. Do not be lazy. Always do your due diligence!
Why is this dangerous?
The Wait3sec.org adware has no place on your computer. It is too hazardous. The parasite opens your browser to malicious online influence. It uses surveillance to determine your browsing habits and uses the collected information against you. In other words: it spies on you. The Wait3sec.org adware knows your every online step. Even the Incognito mode of your browser cannot hide you. Which websites you visit, what search inquiries you make, what videos you watch, the adware knows everything. It’s just a matter of time before it discovers something sensitive. The problem is that this parasite knows how to use the information against you. Even worse, it sells access to it. Bear in mind that numerous crooks use the Wait3sec.org adware to reach potential victims. They use the collected data to prepare irresistible offers and push them on you. The crooks show you what you want to see. Yet, when you click, bad things happen. The adware is very likely to redirect you to phishing and scam websites. The crooks want to either convince you to install rogue programs or to trick you into revealing sensitive information. Do not underestimate the situation. You are in a bad position. The adware turns you into an easy target. Protect yourself! Remove this intruder before it’s too late. Remove the Wait3sec.org adware for good!
How to Remove Wait3sec.org virus
The Wait3sec.org 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 Wait3sec.org 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: Track down Wait3sec.org 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 Wait3sec.org 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 Wait3sec.org 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”
- WARNING! be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:
- and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
- 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 Wait3sec.org traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Wait3sec.org by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset 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
- Restart Internet Explorer
Step 4: Undo the damage done by Wait3sec.org
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 Wait3sec.org, 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 Wait3sec.org 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 Wait3sec.org 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.