OffersWizard – adware-type website showing best deals and gathering pay-per-click revenue from is users

OffersWizard (alternatively known as Offers Wizard) is an adware-type program which has been spreading around since 2015. It shows up in various countries from time to time, infecting their users with various ads. Once inside the system, it claims to be capable of showing users the best deals and starts various pop-up advertisements. However, “Ads by OffersWizard” and similar notifications can hardly help you save the money on your purchases because their aim is pay-per-click revenue. Besides, some of these ads have been found to promote a fake version of Flash Player and similar malware. You can install this program and its components (offerswizard 190.dll, offerswizard 190_x64.dll, offerswizard.exe, etc.) unwillingly, in a bundle with freeware and shareware. The app can be presented an optional program called “Network System Driver” or “OffersWizard Network System Driver.”

OffersWizard virus

OffersWizard virus

Why should you remove OffersWizard from your computer? First of all, thousands of PC users have been infected with potentially unwanted programs and even malicious applications after visiting the main page of this malware. As we have mentioned, during the examination of 2spyware security experts, this page was pushing a fake Flash Player. The same can be said about its ads – beware that they can redirect you to a malicious website used for spreading adware-type programs, browser hijackers, and similar PUPs.

In addition, this program can also track him/her behind his/her back. In most of the cases, OffersWizard virus is interested in the victim’s email address, PC’s location, its IP address, search terms, mostly visited websites, and similar information. We highly recommend keeping this data private because it can easily be sold to third parties that are considered malicious.

The most interesting fact about this adware is that it uses different names for trying to prevent its removal from the system. That’s why there are hundreds of PC users who have been convinced that they see its ads because they are injected into their favorite websites. In most of the cases, this adware hides under Network System Driver name. You should look for it in your Task Manager if ads by this program have been bothering you for a while. Please, do NOT click these pop-up notifications because they can lead you to malicious websites, such as the one that promotes the fake Flash. The safest way for OffersWizard removal is using an automatic removal option. At the moment, we highly recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

ads caused by OffersWizard
OffersWizard causes annoying ads on legitimate websites

ads caused by OffersWizard
OffersWizard causes annoying ads on legitimate websites

Distribution methods used by this PUP

You can download “Ads by OffersWizard” add-on and other dangerous components from the Internet. In most of the cases, users do that when they decide that they want to save some money. However, you may also notice redirects to suspicious websites right after entering its official website. Also, there is another method of how this suspicious browser add-on can show up on your machine. It is known as bundling. If you want to prevent infiltration of this and similar viruses, you have to choose a Custom or Advanced installation method when installing freeware or shareware on your computer.

Also, you have to find the checkmark which allows the installation of this browser extension on your PC system and deselect it. If you want to protect yourself from the OffersWizard virus and avoid such unwanted activities as redirects, misleading pop-up ads, slowdowns, and tracking, you should check the next page of this post and remove this adware from your computer. Please, select the automatic removal method to remove the PUP and fix your computer without leaving related components on the system.

How to remove OffersWizard from your computer – quick and easy guide

You can remove OffersWizard from the system automatically by using programs that are recommended below. Keep in mind that visiting the official website of this program can cause the reappearance of the add-on. One of the main problems related to it is its capability to install additional malware on your computer.

However, redirects to unknown websites, slowdowns, browser crashes, and similar problems should also be remembered when discussing this adware. If the OffersWizard virus has been appearing on your computer for a while, it’s a sign that your machine is hijacked. Please, stay away from “deals” that are caused by it because you can never know what websites it started promoting.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.

Erase OffersWizard from Windows systems

To uninstall this adware from your computer manually, you need to find these entries in your PC system: OffersWizard Software Version Updater, OffersWizard Network Filter Driver, etc.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features’ (if you are ‘Windows XP’ user, click on ‘Add/Remove Programs’).” title=”Click ‘Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features’ (if you are ‘Windows XP’ user, click on ‘Add/Remove Programs’).”></li>
<li>If you are <span class=Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  2. Uninstall OffersWizard and related programs
    Here, look for OffersWizard or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  3. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of OffersWizard from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for OffersWizard or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate OffersWizard from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for OffersWizard and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete OffersWizard removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall OffersWizard from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details'Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, OffersWizard should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove OffersWizard from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If your Firefox is hijacked by OffersWizard, you need to reset it to remove all components of this PUP.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select OffersWizard and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete OffersWizard removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete OffersWizard from Google Chrome

To fix your web browser affected by this adware you need to reset it. This is the easiest way to get rid of unwanted add-ons.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select OffersWizard and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines…, remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete OffersWizard removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase OffersWizard from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for OffersWizard or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari…. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete OffersWizard removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button