How to remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application?
Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) are not one particular malware but an entire family. Their tasks are considered to be spreading advertising banners on Internet sites.
PUPs are often called "adware" because they enter the system along with a legitimate program installed by the user (when going through the program's installation process, the user does not automatically uncheck the box, accepting all the conditions).
Usually, the program replaces an average site with an advertising site with dozens of unknown banners. At a particular stage of the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application infection, the system downloads malicious programs without the owner's knowledge. ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application also slows down the PC and Internet connection speed.
What is ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application?
ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application is a program that belongs to the category of PUPs and add-ons.
The software was most likely installed on the PC without the owner's knowledge, who established the unwanted program/add-on, and ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application changed the browser settings to show ads to make money for its creators.
Unwanted programs are often installed on the PC with the user's permission. ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application may gradually damage the PC because it functions in the background and contains harmful code.
|Name||ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application|
|Type||Potentially unwanted application|
|Alternative Name||ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application|
|Detection Names||Avast (FileRepMalware [PUP]), BitDefender (Application.Agent.HWM), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/UwS.ScanMyReg.A), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.hie)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Attack Consequences||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
Why should the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application hijacker be removed from my PC?
The ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application program runs on the PC in the background, and may be gradually lowering the speed with the security of the user's computer. ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application contains in its code much malicious software, both PUP and spyware features.
Removing the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application program in time is essential because the PC is exposed to a considerable risk.
The main threats of ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application PUP
- Running ads: Adding pop-up ads to blank web pages and replacing ads.
- Changing browser settings: ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application changes the default browser homepage, sets its toolbar, and adds new bookmarks that the user didn't join.
- Search hijacking: A malicious PUP redirects the user to a site that has not been requested. It also changes the search results.
- Activity hijacking: PUPs monitor which sites the user visits to sell the data.
How to correctly remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application from your PC?
You can quickly get rid of unwanted
Method 1: Remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application from Control Panel
First, open the Windows Control Panel. The following steps are provided for different OS versions
Simultaneously press 'Windows' + 'R' on your keyboard to bring up the RUN dialog box. Next, in this window, enter the Control Panel and press Enter.
First, go to Start, where you select the Control Panel.
Go to Start, select Settings, where the Control Panel is located.
Now open Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs), where you find the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application program and remove it.
Method 2: Remove the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application with AVarmor
How to remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application from the browser?
It is unnecessary to remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application directly from the browser. Still, it should be done if problems with the browser continue or the user wants to make sure that unwanted plug-ins, extensions, and settings are completely removed.
The first thing to do is reset the current Internet Explorer settings to the default settings, which means that by resetting the browser settings, the user returns the browser to the state that it was in when you first installed Internet Explorer on your computer.
Click the gear icon in the upper right corner to select Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab where you perform a Reset. Check the box for Delete personal settings. Then click on the Reset button. Now close all the Internet Explorer windows and restart the browser.
First, you need to reset the current settings of Firefox to the default settings; that is, by resetting the settings of this browser, the user returns the browser to the state that it was with the very first installation of Firefox on your computer.
In the Firefox menu, choose the Help option. Now select Troubleshooting Information. Click Refresh Firefox and then click Reset Firefox again. After that, close all open Firefox windows, and the browser will restart.
First, you need to reset the current Chrome settings to the default settings. By resetting this browser, the user returns the browser to the state that it was from the very first installation of Chrome on the computer.
Click on the Chrome menu icon to select Settings, where you scroll down to the bottom of the page that appears and click on Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down the page again and click Reset Browser Settings. Press the Reset button again and restart Google Chrome.
Click on the "..." icon in the Edge menu in the upper right corner and select "Extensions." Now look for each recently installed suspicious file, i.e., browser add-ons, to remove them. Next, change the home page settings with the new tabs.
Now click again on the "..." icon to select "Settings." Under "On startup," find the name of the browser hijacker to disable it.
First, make sure that the browser is Safari. Next, click the Safari menu to select Preferences. In the Preferences window, select Extensions, where you should look for recently installed suspicious extensions. Once malicious software are detected, delete them.
Next, in the preferences window, select the General tab to ensure that the home page is set to the desired URL. When the browser hijacker has corrupted the desired URL, then change it to the correct URL.
In the settings window, select the Search tab and make sure that the correct search engine is installed.
What to do if you can't remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application after all attempts?
You can also use the paid version of AVarmor antimalware, which checks the user's computer more thoroughly and is supplemented with new scanning and protection functions. Follow all AVarmor instructions. If it is necessary, restart your computer after the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application scanning and deletion procedure.
ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application changes settings in the system, similar to the Windows registry and web browser preferences. ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application also creates a folder in the Program Files directory and knows how to avoid detection by an Internet browser.
Use our proven methods to remove ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application. If you have difficulties, then take advantage of the AVarmor to defeat the ScanMyReg potentially uwnanted application.