What is Wander Burst?
Wander Burst is a deceptive browser extension claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling various functionality
- "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Wander Burst product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!"
On initial inspection, this add-on may appear legitimate and useful, however, Wander Burst is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This bogus plug-in infiltrates Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without users' consent. It then displays intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.
Wander Burst employs a virtual layer to display search, pop-up, banner, interstitial, transitional, full-page, and other similar ads. Some of these ads open new browser tabs/windows, thereby increasing the chance of accidental user clicks. Note that content displayed via the virtual layer does not originate from the visited websites.
Most of the ads lead to e-commerce websites (for example, online stores) and they may seem harmless. Despite this, others may redirect to bogus websites containing infectious content - there is a high probability that clicking them will result in further computer infections.
This gathered information is later shared with third parties, and therefore, the presence of Wander Burst adware on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall Wander Burst immediately.
This adware is developed by SuperWeb LLC, who have released several hundreds PUPs identical to Wander Burst.
The company releases identical apps under different names to prevent detection by anti-spyware and anti-virus suites. Swift Record, Computer Chair, and Jump Flip are just some examples of applications identical to Wander Burst and which claim to improve the Internet browsing experience.
In fact, none provide the features promised. The purpose of adware such as Wander Burst is to generate revenue by displaying intrusive online ads and collecting personally identifiable information. These apps are useless to the user.
How did Wander Burst install on my computer?
Wander Burst is often distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party apps with regular software.
Many users rush the download and installation processes. Bogus third party apps are usually concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, and thus, by skipping download/installation steps, users inadvertently install rogue software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Never rush the download or installation procedures. Closely follow each step of the software download procedure and ensure that only the selected application is downloaded.
Furthermore, programs should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick', 'Typical' or 'Regular' - this will reveal any bundled software listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
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- What is Wander Burst?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Wander Burst application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Wander Burst adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Wander Burst ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Wander Burst' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Wander Burst extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Wander Burst adware removal:
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 "Wander Burst", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Wander Burst ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Wander Burst ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Wander Burst", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by wander burst, 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 "Extensions". Locate "Wander Burst", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by wander burst, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Wander Burst".
Computer users who have problems with ads by wander burst 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 ads by wander burst, 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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