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How to Remove ScanTack Ads and Deals? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Suddenly your web browser is flooded with ads and deals brought by ScanTack when surfing the web? You are searching the web to find out how to get rid of those bothering pop-ups? Then you can rest on the removal guide in this article.

 

 

What Is ScanTack?

 

 

Similar to AlleyBrowseiSaver,  ScanTack is part of a serial of adware, also categorized as PUP.Optional (potentially unwanted program) by most of professional antivirus and antimalware programs, although is advertised as a tool to enhance your browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices.

ScanTack adware

ScanTack is technically not an adware in itself. However, in order to be free and to boost advertising revenue, it cooperates with ad providers and severs ads for them. Once installed, ScanTack will display inline text advertisements and/or transitional ads within Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

In most cases, ScanTack is installed as a special offer or pre-checked item without proper notice when you download or install other free downloads. You may also get ScanTack installed with an unwitting click on malicious websites or compromised websites. Cybercriminals also distribute the bothering app via links and attachments containing in spam emails.

In essence, ScanTack is a browser add-on or plugin that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. To remove it, you need first uninstall the main program, and then remove its extensions from your installed web browser and leftovers of the program. Below we offer detailed removal instructions on how to do it specifically for your reference.

 

 

How to Remove ScanTack?

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove ScanTack and stop ScanTack ads with Cloud System Booster

Option 2 > Remove ScanTack and stop ScanTack ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall ScanTack and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove ScanTack extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 > Remove ScanTack and stop ScanTack ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove ScanTack and stop ScanTack ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer. It will be easy and time-saving, especially when you have multiple web browser installed.

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

1. Uninstall ScanTack with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list → locate ScanTack and any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Anvi Uninstaller

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Remove ScanTack browser extension and plugins

 

Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

 

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

Cloud System Booster 3.2-Slim Toolbar 1

 

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster 3.2-toolbar manager

malicious extensions removal

 

3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Clear cookies

 

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster 3.2-Clear

 

That’s it!

 

 

Option 2 > Remove ScanTack and stop ScanTack ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall ScanTack and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, ScanTack often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall ScanTack and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner > Programs and Features

win8-Programs and Features

Uninstall ScanTack and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall ScanTack and any suspicious third-party application

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove ScanTack and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove ScanTack extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

If you are still encountering ScanTack ads after removing ScanTack and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove ScanTack leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on ScanTack and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (ScanTack)

Firefox-Add-ons

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate ScanTack and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-Extensions

 

Please note that although ScanTack and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of ScanTack. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

How to Prevent Being Infected by Malware?

 

As mentioned above, computer infections like ScanTack sneak into your computer though being bundled with other free downloads, malicious or compromised websites and spam emails, so to make your computer more resistant to harm, you should be attentive on following tips.

-Make sure that the Windows Firewall is enabled.

-Keep your Windows system and installed programs up-to-date and patched timely.

-Keep an eye on what you are agreeing to install when install a program especially free software from the Internet.

-Never open unsolicited email attachments or click through links from unknown sources and use caution even if they are from a “trusted” source.

-Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

Apart from above, security software is an absolute must. Run system scan regularly and keep your security software on to protect you from virus and malware. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting

ASD-settings

 

Go to Scan tap → perform a Quick or Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Remove button

Anvi Smart Defender-scan result

Besides, the real-time offers you additional protection when you work on your computer or surf the web.