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Gate Snapper is one of the many useless programs created by the major adware developer – SuperWeb LLC. Adware infections are never pleasant and they can turn into a nightmare for users. They attack the browser with tons of annoying pop-up ads, slow down the computer and expose users to a number of dangerous threats. This is the reason why you should get rid of Gate Snapper the moment you start seeing ads by it. The application is another product of SuperWeb LLC and has no particular purpose, although it is said to help you “navigate through the clutter”. It is useless and potentially harmful, and is certainly not a program anyone would need.
How did I get infected with?
Gate Snapper is supposed to be promoted at its official web page gatesnapper.com but the site cannot be accessed at the moment. However, this does not really matter because the applications from the SuperWeb family are not distributed officially anyway. Chances are that Gate Snapper has entered your system after downloading some dubious free program. Such programs get installed together with a bunch of other applications that you would not like to have on your PC. It is also possible that you clicked on some ad promoting free system optimizers or scanners. All in all, if you are not careful with the content you access or acquire, you will surely end up with many infections on your PC.
Why are these ads dangerous?
The developers of adware applications like Gate Snapper earn money by promoting the products and services of affiliate third parties. These products and services are presented to users through the ads displayed by the application. Every time you click an ad, the creators of Gate Snapper earn more money and you are sent to some affiliate website. This is actually where the danger lies. On these web pages you could get directly infected with malware or at least convinced to download more useless and potentially harmful applications. Therefore, it is essential to avoid clicking ads by Gate Snapper. You should also do your best to remove the program from the PC right away.
How Can I Remove Gate Snapper Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Gate Snapper infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Gate Snapper from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Gate Snapper program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Gate Snapper from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove the unwanted add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove Gate Snapper Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.