Whilokii Deals and Ads

Also Known As: Whilokii Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: <strong>Medium</strong>

Whilokii removal instructions

What is Whilokii?

Whilokii is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. It promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying coupon ads, thus allowing multiple site searches and providing website ratings. Note that while such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Whilokii as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser plugin often installs without users' consent. Technically, it is not a virus, however, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Commonly, this application installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet via 'download clients' or 'installers'.

Computer users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites use download clients, which offer installation of additional browser add-ons together with the chosen freeware. Some download clients, however, are deceptive and hide the 'decline' button used to opt-out of installation of additional browser add-ons. In other cases, users are unable to continue the download process unless they agree to install the promoted browser extension. Whilokii is one of many browser add-ons originating from a family called Super Web. Add-ons from this family are promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This application diminishes Internet browser performance and causes intrusive ads, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate it from your computer.

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Whilokii is similar to Lucky Leap, Lemur Leap, and other adware developed by Super Web LLC. These browser add-ons add no significant value to Internet users' browsing experience, often install without their consent, and display intrusive ads. The best way to avoid installation of Whilokii or other adware is to closely inspect each download and installation step of free software. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of any additional browser plugins (by clicking 'decline'). Furthermore, when installing freeware, use the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware. If you observe "Powered by Whilokii", "Whilokii deals", or "Ads by Whilokii" advertisements when browsing the Internet, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your computer.

Quick menu: Quick solution to remove Whilokii Virus

Whilokii removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Whilokii uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Whilokii", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling Whilokii, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Remove Whilokii from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Internet Explorer logoRemove Whilokii from Internet Explorer:

Whilokii removal from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Whilokii" and disable it.

Whilokii removal from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the whilokii deals and ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Google Chrome logoRemove Whilokii from Google Chrome:

Whilokii removal from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate: "Whilokii" select it and click on the trash can icon.

Whilokii removal from Google Chrome step 2

If theWhilokii extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the whilokii deals and ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Whilokii from Mozilla Firefox:

Whilokii removal from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Whilokii".

Whilokii removal from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with whilokii deals and ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

safari browser logoRemove whilokii deals and ads from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:
declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 1Whilokii Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 2

Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.

If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.

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