Whilokii Deals and Ads
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Whilokii removal instructions
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.
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
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.
Remove Whilokii from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Whilokii from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Whilokii" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of Whilokii, 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.
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.
Remove Whilokii from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Whilokii" select it and click on the trash can icon.
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?
Remove Whilokii from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Whilokii".
If you have problems with the removal of Whilokii, reset your Mozilla Firefox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.
Whilokii Deals and Ads 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. 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. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Whilokii Deals and Ads distribution:
To avoid installation of Whilokii Deals and Ads 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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Whilokii Deals and Ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.