WildTangent - How To Remove?


Wildtangent is a legitimate developer of video game software, specifically focused on production of online games. Their Web Driver platform is considered as bloatware and it was founded in 1998. Until this day, the tool continues to provide gaming enthusiasts with entertaining games. Application called Wajam is also occasionally referred to by the term of “bloatware” (What is it?).

It is associated with AOL and its Instant Messenger; therefore, games from Wildtangent are known to be included in AOL’s AIM games section. This is one of the reasons why the software was considered as potentially dangerous: early on, AIM distributed Wildtangent without mentioning about it in the official Eula document. To fight off bloatware, Microsoft released an official Anti-bloatware tool for Windows 10 back in 2016.

Wildtangent has been tested to be clean of viruses and malware

Furthermore, the same software is very frequently pre-installed into computer devices like from HP, DELL or other manufacturers. In some other cases, the tool is packaged together with WinAmp plugins. Due to the fact that the software was installed on newly-purchased computers, many people began regarding Wildtangent as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

However, a more specific definition would be to call it a bloatware program which comes preinstall computer or mobile devices. Pokki is also regarded as this type of application. Recently, the Wildtangent has received some critic, but not for being malicious:

“Wildtangent has gone thru a lot of changes this last year and many having a negative effect on their clients. I don’t mind the change in the “free to play” changing to the free to play for 30/30 minutes but I do mind their changing the ability to read comments and reviews by other gamers, and the removal of the ability to sort new. I rely on others’ reviews to decide to make the purchase and certainly don’t want to try to remember what I’ve played before and what might have been added recently”.

Even though the program cannot be described as a part of the malware category, it could be that deceptive advertisements are bound to appear. Discussions about this software have been noticed to take place in many cyber security portals. One part indicates Wildtangent Web Driver platform as potential source of malware or spying, also paying attention to its self-updating feature (Spyware or Slyware?).

Others insists that they have been enjoying this tool for years. This side is supported by some researchers as they declare Wildtangent as spyware-free. Who to believe? Well, it depends on you. If you find very little use of Wildtangent Web Driver platform, you are welcome to uninstall it. On the other hand, clients that are enjoying are free to keep it.

How to avoid potentially unwanted tools? What about bloatware?

Potentially unwanted programs can installed into computers along with other software. Usually the additional programs are bundled with free audio or video players, PDF creators, download managers and other popular downloads. For installation processes, it is always crucial to select advanced/custom modes.

Bloatware has also been involved in a number of scandals. For instance, when Lenovo sold laptops with a SuperFish adware pre-installed. Usually, if you purchase a computer device which costs more money, you are less likely to get bloatware tools. In addition to this, read reviews about the model you selected to get. Even if you buy a PC or a laptop, this does not mean that the irritating bloatware is bound to stay forever (Remove bloatware).

It is not that difficult to remove it. All you have to do is follow the guidelines we have included at the end of this article. Lastly, we shall also recommend an efficient tool which protect operating systems from malicious programs. Reimage is a respectable utility that deserves your attention. Run a scan to find out whether it will detect any security issues in your OS.

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.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to WildTangent .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing WildTangent from your browsers

Automatic WildTangent removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual 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.

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November 20, 2016 21:14, October 24, 2017 07:51

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