How to remove WiniFixer

April 14, 2021

What is WiniFixer

How does WiniFixer works

WiniFixer is another scareware app that impersonates legit anti-viruses utility. In point, it is little but a malware itself – applications that should never be trusted to guard your device from on the internet malware. In a lot situations, the existence of this application signifies that a Trojan is earlier set up on your system, so a complete research have to be carried out in order to purge your Windows appropriately.

How to remove WiniFixer

During its process, it will bring you fictitious alerts related to malware malicious software and attempt to induce you to pay for its license, which in truth doesn’t exist. In other words, it is here to fool you out of your profit which you are improbable to get back.

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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to WiniFixer. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove WiniFixer Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for WiniFixer or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall WiniFixer Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for WiniFixer or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete WiniFixer Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for WiniFixer or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If WiniFixer.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove WiniFixer Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for WiniFixer or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that WiniFixer is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the WiniFixer program.
  7. Select WiniFixer or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from WiniFixer

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete WiniFixer

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect WiniFixer, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find WiniFixer in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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