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.
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.
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- What is Whilokii?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Whilokii application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Whilokii add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Whilokii plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Whilokii extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Whilokii extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
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 malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Whilokii" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the whilokii virus, 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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu 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.
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?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the whilokii virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Whilokii".
Computer users who have problems with whilokii virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the whilokii virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
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