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Have you come across a program named ScrollUp on your computer? If so, you have a problem and you know it. The good thing about adware-type parasites like this one is the simple fact that they don’t bother to keep their presence a secret for too long. So there is some kind of a silver lining after all – ScrollUp rushes to let you know that you’ve been infected and the virus makes sure its name will cover most of your PC screen in the form of a never-ending pile of commercials. “Brought to you by ScrollUp”, ”Ads by ScrollUp”, “Powered by ScrollUp” is just a small illustration of the texts you will be seeing after this parasite manages to get to you. Are you sick of this virus already? Wait til you see what it does. Also classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), this thing is incredibly intrusive so its nasty tricks will soon occupy your attention and your nerves, not to mention your browsers. The ScrollUp virus works as a malicious browser extension that gets installed without your permission and starts harassing you almost immediately. This is an ad-supported parasite that generates profit for its developers so don’t be too surprised to learn that this whole thing may end catastrophically for you. It often does. All web links that ScrollUp displays are highly unreliable so clicking any of them could perfectly well result in letting more malware in. Do you want to risk your safety? Think about it. There is nothing to win by keeping the ScrollUp virus a part of your PC system. On the other hand, there is quite a lot to lose.
How did I get infected with?
You see, the fact that some tricky PC infection managed to get installed says quite a lot about your browsing habits. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t say anything good. Most parasites apply stealthy and secretive techniques to get downloaded which could hide some extremely high risks for you. Adware-type infections are quite annoying ans pesky but they are not even remotely close to some of the most virulent parasites that circle the Web. Imagine a Trojan horse, some weird-looking browser hijacker or even a vicious ransomware program that lies in ambush somewhere in the corners of your machine. Or better yet, imagine all three of them on board. It’s quite clear that a single moment of negligence could lead to some long hours of issues and it’s your responsibility not to allow this. Always go for legitimate websites and when you install any kind of freeware/shareware, take your time and check it in advance. Then double-check it. This tactic really is time-consuming but do you think that removing a virus isn’t? You could easily prevent virus installation by selecting the Advanced or Custom option because that way you will spot any potential intruder trying to sneak in. Just avoid anything suspicious you see and don’t hesitate to deselect the software you don’t trust. Also, you should stay away from spam email-attachments, spam messages, third-party links, etc. Your cyber safety depends on you; don’t jeopardize it.
Why are these ads dangerous?
The devious ScrollUp parasite has quite a rich variety of tricks in store and if you don’t deal with it on time, you will personally experience most of them. Apart from the annoying fact that this thing pretends to be harmless when it’s actually not and apart from the fact it bypassed your attention in order to get installed, ScrollUp’s shenanigans are just getting started. After it gets successfully downloaded, the parasite installs an add-on so it could effectively mess with all your browsers. That includes the most commonly used ones so prepare to be seeing some random modifications on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. The virus needs this extension to inject your browsers with ads and once the commercials begin, you will not see the end of them. This program is quite a resourceful parasite so it constantly bombards you with pop-ups, pop-unders, interstitials, banners, hyperlinks, video ads, etc. One very important thing you should know, however, is that the annoyance those ads bring along is nothing compared to the potential danger they may lead you to. Anything you see on the PC screen due to ScrollUp’s manipulations, is sponsored, possibly corrupted and very dangerous. The commercials are misleading because they were not generated to help you save time and/or money. They were displayed SOLELY so ScrollUp’s developers could generate traffic through the dubious pay-per-click mechanism or though some other illegal monetizing platform. Some other tricks include fake software updates, fake additional tolbars and so on. On top of it all, ScrollUp spies on your browsing activities so hackers could sell some personal (and probably sensitive data) to third parties. How uncomfortable are you feeling already? Now that you know that your privacy is in danger as well, are you still hesitant about deleting the ScrollUp virus? Don’t waste time. If you decide to uninstall this parasite manually, you will find a detailed and easy removal guide down below.
How Can I Remove ScrollUp Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the ScrollUp 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 ScrollUp from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the ScrollUp 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 ScrollUp 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 any unknown 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 ScrollUp 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.