Whitepandas1.click Ads Virus. Removal Guide

Written by Valdis Koks

Whitepandas1.click search hijacker is a sort of virus that infuses into your PC, and then alters the browser search engine configurations in your internet browser to one which it desires. It also makes some undesirable changes that might trigger private data leaks, as well as to other malware penetration. In this post, you will read the guide of Whitepandas1.click hijacker removal in several techniques, and additionally the method of making your web browser like new.

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Whitepandas1.click Info

Name Whitepandas1.click extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Whitepandas1.click hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Whitepandas1.click hijacker.

The ways of injection of Whitepandas1.click search hijackers are different. Many of them come from the malware spreading via the malvertising or malicious links of different internet sites. Occasionally, your system might be contaminated with this malware with the trojan-downloader, which is used to spread different other malware. There is a single form of this unwanted program – web browser plugin that can build into any kind of web browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely install this plugin by yourself, due to the fact that their names are pretty suspicious, and also the capability is extremely controversial. The “developers” of Whitepandas1.click hijacker normally specify that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the websites already to .pdf format, or to save the entire website on your disk. It is very difficult to imagine if somebody may be needed in such features in 2023, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every system has the ability to start the needed .docx documents at Google Docs.

However, besides their uselessness, they may effortlessly be located in the Chrome Web Store. Certainly, virus analysts sound the alarm about such spam into the official source of web browser extensions, asking for the Google reaction – getting rid of these extensions from their site. However, they are still not hurrying to fix that safety problem.

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Is the Whitepandas1.click virus?

At the first sight, you may think that these redirects are just frustrating, but not risky. Because of this reason a lot of people are just playing for time instead of getting rid of this malware, getting much more possibilities of being contaminated with different other infections, which are far more harmful than Whitepandas1.click is.

Besides the altered search engine or search engine result, you may likewise see different advertisements even on those sites that do not have any ads on it by default. And you may just misclick while closing the promotion, and start the downloading of an unknown file, which may be a malware, or a potentially unwanted program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your web browser is corrupted as a result of the Azorult trojan activity, the system may start malfunctioning in the near future – this symptome is one of the most common in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove Whitepandas1.click?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Whitepandas1.click virus penetration. It is extremely simple to refer to the techniques of shielding your personal computer from such frustrating things as browser hijackers, but it is very easy to be caught on this lure perhaps even being a professional user. As it was pointed out above, this malware can hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with various other adware you can get in dozens of methods. But no matter the common difficulty of the injection approaches, it is really easy to stay away from the Whitepandas1.click hijacker appearance in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Whitepandas1.click.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • See to it you have this hand-operated tutorial always ready to use.
  • Do a back-up of every one of your information, including the kept logins, passwords and other credentials. You must support your details with a cloud back-up solution and ensure your documents are secured from any type of kind of loss, also from the most severe infections.
  • Wait up until the lasting backup process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Whitepandas1.click and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few very easy steps that ought to be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl


3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Whitepandas1.click from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’


3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Whitepandas1.click on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Whitepandas1.click. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Whitepandas1.click with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.


3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

Loaris Trojan Remover - show viruses

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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