Dear reader, welcome to our guide regarding the removal of SC Advertisement . As you maybe already aware you are dealing with a virus of the adware variety. Below you will find a brief introduction to its method of operation, the dangers it presents and the most common methods for your computer to become infected. Hopefully armed with this knowledge you will stay safe in the future.
SC Advertisement – an overview
Adware viruses – what SC Advertisement is classified as – are known for invading your preferred internet browser with ads and spam messages. These potentially include advertisements, offers to install “missing” plug-ins, downloads of free programs or updates.
- Warning! Everything that originates from SC Advertisement should be ignored at all times. Any interaction with content from the virus is potentially harmful to your computer. Adware is known to be interconnected and will try to install one-another on your computer. Do not allow them!
As SC Advertisement invades your browser it will read into your personal data. This includes browsing history, interests and habits. It will then use this data to generate ads that match your interests. What’s much more dangerous, however, is that it can potentially send data back to its creator – including credit card numbers, log-in details for payment services and more!
- Important! AFTER you have gotten yourself rid of SC Advertisement go ahead and change all online passwords that are important to you. Better safe then sorry.
Methods of spreading and importance of user awareness
Most adware viruses, unlike their more malicious kin the Trojans, cannot bypass windows safeties on their own. What they will try to do, instead, is try to trick the user into giving them access. Creators of adware and malware have gotten very creative over the years and their strategy is one that is ever evolving.
Below is a short list of popular methods used by them as of writing this article.
- Free programs. I’ll admit – these are incredible, I use them myself all the time. Often they will get the job done without charge, maybe even better then paid software. But the creators of these apps have bills too and since they are not charging you the money has to come from somewhere else. Now entering adware creators – who will pay developers a certain sum to have their adware bundled in the installer of the free program. The good thing is that you always can install the main program without the added “bonus”. Just select an advanced installation and remove the ticks on those boxes. Less work then removing them afterwards.
- Copy-cat download sites. Google is waging war on them and rightfully so – what they do is they copy your search queries and give the exact same words as result – a perfect match. The file produced is, no surprise there, a virus. You can spot these relatively easy – the file is always an .exe file regardless of the name and what is supposed to be. Alternatively its an archive containing an .exe.
How to Remove SC Advertisement
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This, right here, is the Control Panel.
Search around for SC Advertisement and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you. Highlight and Uninstall these.
SC Advertisement has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find SC Advertisement . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, click SC Advertisement and select .
The click for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find SC Advertisement then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
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You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing SC Advertisement . We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.