How to Get Rid of ScanFolder Disk Optimizer (PUP)

Jul 24th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is ScanFolder Disk Optimizer? And how does it work?

ScanFolder Disk Optimizer is an application that scans a drive for duplicate files and displays how much space particular folders are using. It is also presented as a tool that improves the overall performance of your computer and removes junk files. However, after thorough a research and a series of studies, it seems that this tool is designed to connect to a remote server and sends technical information. Although it isn’t clear why it connects to a remote server, one thing for certain is that it is a potentially unwanted program that could harm your computer.

If installed, ScanFolder Disk Optimizer will make you believe that your computer has a number of issues concerning your Registry and the performance of your PC. You will then be asked to purchase the full version of the program to fix the issues detected on your PC. And that’s not something you shouldn’t do. Not only will you spend money in exchange for an unwanted program but you will also risk confidential information such as your credit card information and the likes. It might also increase the overall vulnerability of your system to such threats. In other words, when you let this program linger on your computer or worse you purchase its full version; it’s like asking for more trouble. Don’t waste any time and remove it from your computer before anything gets out of hand.

How is ScanFolder Disk Optimizer distributed?

ScanFolder Disk Optimizer does not have any official distribution sites, so it is most likely distributed on software bundles. This kind of distribution technique adds several programs into a bundle regardless if it is a trusted program or not. That’s how ScanFolder Disk Optimizer spreads; it is added as an optional program in a bundle together with legitimate programs. When users download and install these bundles, they often install all the programs in the bundle including the unwanted program like ScanFolder Disk Optimizer instead of installing the only program they want. That’s why it is important to remember that when you install software bundles, you must opt for the Custom or Advanced installation option rather than the quick one to avoid such things from happening.

Instead of using ScanFolder Disk Optimizer to optimize your PC, you can use PC Cleaner Pro instead. PC Cleaner Pro is a trusted program that is proven to eliminate all kinds of issues in your computer like Registry errors. Aside from that it also optimizes your computer’s overall performance and removes all the junk files from your computer. It is a great program unlike ScanFolder Disk Optimizer.

To get rid of ScanFolder Disk Optimizer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time.

Step 2: Go to the Processes tab and look for any suspicious processes.

Step 3: Right-click on the files, click Open File Location and then scan them using a reputable antivirus program such as SpyRemover Pro. After opening their folders, end their processes and delete their folders. If the virus scanner fails to detect something that you know is suspicious, don’t hesitate to delete it.

Step 4: Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 5: Look for ScanFolder Disk Optimizer  and any suspicious program and then Uninstall it.

Step 6: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 7: Go to the directories listed below and delete everything suspicious in it. Or other directories you might have saved the file related to ScanFolder Disk Optimizer.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 8: Look for any suspicious executable file that may be responsible for ScanFolder Disk Optimizer.

Step 9: Right-click on it and click Delete.

Step 10: Empty the Recycle Bin.

Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of ScanFolder Disk Optimizer:

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro.

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOSscreen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Optionuse the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Boxwill show up.
  2. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

  1. Click OK to launch SpyRemover Pro.
  2. Run SpyRemover Proand perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register SpyRemover Proto protect your computer from future threats.

 

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