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How to uninstall the Werise Tweaker adware?

Also Known As: Ads by Werise Tweaker
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Werise Tweaker redirect removal instructions

What is Werise Tweaker?

Werise Tweaker is the name of legitimate software that is designed to optimize and speed up computers. However, there is advertising-supported software that is designed to look like the Werise Tweaker (it has the same name and similar user interface). This adware has nothing to do with the actual Werise Tweaker. Its main purpose is to generate revenue for its developer by displaying advertisements. Users who have the fake Werise Tweaker installed on the operating system should remove it as soon as possible.

Werise Tweaker pop-up redirects

Research shows that Werise Tweaker adware displays advertisements promoting various pornography websites. It is known that it opens such websites even while navigating its user interface. It is very likely that Werise Tweaker adware generates ads that promote unreliable websites of other types as well. For example, its ads may be designed to open various scam websites like "Spin The Wheel", "Win The New iPhone 12", "WARNING CRITICAL MESSAGE", download pages for browser hijackers, or even malicious software like ransomware, Trojan-type malware. Examples of ads that programs like Werise Tweaker display are various banners, surveys, pop-up ads, coupons. It is important to mention that their ads can be designed to distribute unwanted software. More precisely, if clicked, they could download or even install some unwanted, potentially malicious software.

Another problem with advertising-supported software is that it can be designed to change browser's settings such as the address of a default search engine, homepage or new tab. Typically, it changes them to an address of some fake search engine and does not allow users to remove that address from settings unless users uninstall it. Also, adware can be designed to collect browsing data (e.g., URLs of visited pages, entered search queries, IP addresses, geolocations) and even sensitive information. Either way, software that generates unwanted ads (in this case Werise Tweaker adware) is not trustworthy and, if installed, has to be uninstalled as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Werise Tweaker
Threat Type Adware
Detection Names (Deceptive Installer) DrWeb (Trojan.DownLoad4.14076), McAfee (Artemis!EDCA06EA89D7), Sangfor Engine Zero (Malware), Full List (VirusTotal)
Detection Names (Installer) Sophos AV (Generic ML PUA (PUA)), Full List (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Your Mac becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
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To summarize, if a computer operates slower than before, a browser opens unwanted addresses by itself, various ads appear while browsing the web often, etc., then there is a high chance that a browser or the operating system is infected with some adware. There are many examples of adware, although, usually software of this type functions very similarly: it displays ads, changes browser's settings and collects various data. More examples of adware are AD&POP Block, Video Search and Screenshot Tool And Editor.

How did adware install on my computer?

It is common that users download or install adware when they download or install programs that contain adware: when certain programs are bundled with other unwanted apps. Typically, offers to download or install included unwanted apps can be declined via "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" or other settings, or by unticking checkboxes. Users download or install adware or other potentially unwanted applications when they finish downloads or installations without declining unwanted offers. In some cases users cause such downloads, installations by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advisable to never download apps unless they are available on official pages, official app stores. Examples of unreliable sources, channels for downloading software are unofficial sites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule). It is important not to use third party installers as well. Also, it is recommended to always make sure that programs do not contain unwanted offers and decline such offers before finishing downloads, installations (it can be done using the settings, or chekboxes that certain download or installation setups have). Additionally, it is not advisable to click ads that appear on unreliable websites: those ads can be designed to open dubious sites or cause unwanted downloads, installations as well. If there is any unwanted app (extension, plug-in or add-on) already installed on a browser, then it should be removed. The same should be done with software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of Werise Tweaker website (GIF):

Werise Tweaker website appearance (GIF)

Werise Twaker's deceptive installer:

werise tweaker adware deceptive installer

Deceptive download page for Werise Tweaker:

werise tweaker adware website promoting deceptive installer

The official download page for the Werise Tweaker:

werise tweaker adware official website

The official Werise Tweaker's installer:

werise tweaker official installer

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Quick menu:

Adware 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 10 and 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.

Werise Tweaker adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Werise Tweaker redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

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

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Werise Tweaker  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing Werise Tweaker ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by werise tweaker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Werise Tweaker ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Werise Tweaker ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by werise tweaker 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions 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

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by werise tweaker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Werise Tweaker ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Werise Tweaker ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by werise tweaker, 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

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

QR Code
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