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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Wixite.com

Currently, Wixite.com is most popular in the United States, although the application may hijack browsers of users from other countries too. As a result, the program falls under the category of a browser hijacker. Even though the application might hijack your homepage, it is not the main reason to uninstall it. We encourage you to remove it from the system because the provided search engine might show you potentially harmful content. If you already noticed suspicious pop-ups or other ads in the search results, we would advise you to stay away from them. Otherwise, you could be redirected to malicious web pages that contain viruses, Trojans, and other infections. If you do not wish to take such chances, you should scroll below the text and use the removal instructions to eliminate the browser hijacker.

At the moment the application is compatible just with the Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. This program should set Wixite.com search engine to be your default homepage. The difference between other browser hijackers and this search tool is that it uses its own engine to collect the results. However, it could be that the results might be modified in the application’s server. In that case, you would see annoying third-party ads among the search results. These ads might be in various formats, and they also could have links that might be able to redirect users to third-party web pages.

Of course, we cannot say that all provided ads might come from harmful web pages, but some part of them could. Therefore, if you click the ads, you should consider the possible risks. For starters, you might be redirected to websites that offer software updates or other program installers, which could be infected with malware. Then there are also sites that offer various freebies for personal data, which later might be shared with interested parties. Moreover, you could also come across websites that offer suspicious software like adware, potentially unwanted programs, other browser hijackers, and so on. Given these risks, it does not seem that Wixite.com or its advertising content is not worth to endanger your privacy or the computer.

If you want this to be the last time that you have to deal with a browser hijacker, it is important for you to learn how to avoid such threats. Usually, such software is spread with bundled installers that are distributed through file-sharing web pages. In this case, Wixite.com should be spread bundled with modified versions of open source proxies. Bundled installers suggest additional applications, but if you do not read what is written in the setup wizard, you might overlook it. As a consequence, the programs that you did not deselect could be installed automatically. We would advise users to choose download sources very carefully. However, it is also crucial to check software’s developers, user reviews, ratings, and other important information. It can help you determine if a program is reliable. Another way to protect your system is to use a trustworthy antimalware tool that would guard the system against malware and other threats.

Erasing Wixite.com is not that difficult, especially if you follow the removal guide below. Firstly, users should delete the main browser hijacker’s folder in the Program Files directory. Then it is essential to reset the affected browser. Since the application works only on two particular browsers, the instructions will show you only how to reset Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Afterward, there should be no traces of the hijacker. If you did download the program with a modified version of an open source proxy, we would advise you to scan the system with a reliable security tool to make sure that there are no other threats. On the other hand, if you are going to scan your system with an antimalware tool there is no need to erase the browser hijacker manually. You could simply do a full system scan, and the antimalware tool would find Wixite.com too. Later, users could eliminate the threats with just one mouse click.

Delete Wixite.com

  1. Open the Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86) or C:\Program Files
  3. Locate a folder called NetSecure.
  4. Right-click the folder and select Delete.

Reset your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset button, mark the Delete personal settings option and click Reset.
  5. Press Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon on the top-left corner.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and wait till new tab opens.
  3. Press the Refresh Firefox button on the right side.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox again and select Finish.
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