Wander Burst Adware

Also Known As: Ads by Wander Burst
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Wander Burst removal instructions

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 adware

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. In addition, Wander Burst collects information that is (according to its Privacy Policy) not personally identifiable. This is incorrect, since websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geographic locations), and other data may indeed contain personally identifiable details. 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.

Wander Burst Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

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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Quick menu:

Wander Burst 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.

Wander Burst adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Wander Burst 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 "Wander Burst", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Wander Burst ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

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

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Wander Burst  ads 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 "Extensions". Locate "Wander Burst", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Wander Burst ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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 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 Wander Burst 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 "Wander Burst".

Removing Wander Burst ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, 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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by wander burst from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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adoringglory

did everything whats written in the guide and managed to remove it!

sheel

i have tried everything but the add ons of wander burst keep coming up in my chrome.now what to do?