WildTangent - How to remove?

 

WildTangent is a gaming plugin that comes as a bundle from Wildtangent.com website. It is downloaded as a standard setup .exe file or it can be installed by an activeX control from the website of a vendor. The program is often installed together with random games from Wildtangent and some WinAmp plugins. Once inside, it updates automatically and does not allow you to uninstall it so easily. Simply going to “Add/Remove Programs” on Control Panel and uninstalling it from there is not a solution.

To remove WildTangent from your system, run a full system scan with a reputable antimalware program, for example, Reimage, Spyhunter or Malwarebytes. We have also provided a tutorial how to do it manually. Check out guide below this article.

About WildTangent

Some may say that WildTangent is just a regular web driver for online and offline games. However, you should bear in mind that it has an ability to collect sensitive information and use it to promote other potentially unwanted programs. The fact that it cannot be uninstalled easily is also a sign that it will cause problems for you.

WildTangent usually gathers information about your browsing habits and later uses this data for advertising purposes. You may start receiving personalized ads, which, in some cases, redirect users to potentially dangerous websites. This is one of the easiest ways to distribute other potentially unwanted programs or even viruses.

It is clear that you should not trust WildTangent under any circumstances. You should immediately remove it before it creates more issues for you. Below this article you will find all information that you need to learn how to get rid of WildTangent quickly and easily, either manually or automatically.

Distribution Methods of WildTangent

As mentioned, WildTangent is installed to computers along other software. Usually the programs is bundled to games from WildTangent, but it may also come along free audio or video players, PDF creators, download managers and other popular downloads. If you fail to cancel downloading it, WildTangent will be added without your consent. Once you realize that it is not a program to keep it in your computer, it will be already settled in and you will have a hard time removing it.

If you have become a victim of this annoying malware, make sure you remove WildTangent immediately. Check out the guide provided below, explaining how to remove it manually or use a reliable anti-malware program and let it solve the problem automatically.


Automatic WildTangent removal tools

 

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Manual removal of WildTangent

How to remove WildTangent using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like WildTangent install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.

  1. Start->Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key->Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
     
  2. Choose Uninstall Program;
     
  3. Go through a list of programs and select entries related to WildTangent .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Reimage, Spyhunter or Malwarebytes to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
     

This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.

Removing WildTangent from your browsers

  Top Remove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Manage Add-ons.
     
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to WildTangent and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
     
  3. Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to WildTangent, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
     
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
     
  3. Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
     
  4. Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing WildTangent from Chrome

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.

     
  2. Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.

     
  3. Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to WildTangent. Click on the trash bin icon next to WildTangent or other add-ons you want to remove.
     
  4. Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.

     
  5. If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
     
  6. Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to WildTangent, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
     
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.

     

  3. Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing WildTangent from Firefox

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
     
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything WildTangent related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to WildTangent, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
     
  2. Choose TroubleshootingInformation on the Help menu.
     
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button.
     
  4. Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How to remove WildTangent from Microsoft Edge:


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

    1. Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
       
    2. In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
       
    3. Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
       
    4. Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
       
    5. In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
       
    6. In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
       
    If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

    1. Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
       
    2. Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
       
    3. When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
       


Once you finish these steps, WildTangent should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top Removing WildTangent from Safari (Mac OS X)

  1. Click on the Safari menu.  
  2. Choose Preferences.
     
  3. Click on the Extensions Tab.
     
  4. Click on the Uninstall button near the WildTangent. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
     
  5. Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to WildTangent, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

1. Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
 

2. Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.

 

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual WildTangent removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove WildTangent, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

Registers:

It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other WildTangent infected files and get help in WildTangent removal by using Reimage scanner. 

 

           
December 21st, 2016 21:58, December 21st, 2016 21:58
   
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