Scanfolder Disk is a disk scanner/disk optimizer that should find duplicate files, help to remove them, and provide more information about specific files and folders. Since it is promoted as a beneficial piece of software, it is not surprising that some users download it willingly from the web and install it on their computers. Strangely, it is impossible to get it from its official website http://scanfolder.space, so users can download it from third-party pages only. Since not all the users download this application voluntarily, there is no doubt that this program can also enter PCs without permission, for example, it might arrive on computers bundled with third-party software in malicious software installers. Most probably, it has entered your system without your consent as well if you cannot remember downloading it. Decent applications never show up on users’ PCs without permission, so our specialists have made a final decision to classify Scanfolder Disk as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, because of the deceptive distribution methods used to spread it. It is not the only reason this application has fallen into this category. Find more information about this program provided in the following paragraphs of this article. We have high hopes that you will remove this piece of software from your computer when you read this article till the end and find more about the drawbacks it has.
Scanfolder Disk is far from a trustworthy application, researchers at 411-spyware.com say. They have made several disturbing findings that prove that it is not one of decent programs. First, research has shown that it connects periodically to pages containing untrustworthy software, even malware. It needs the Internet connection to connect to these domains, so do not be surprised if the speed of your Internet connection considerably decreases. Furthermore, it has been found that Scanfolder Disk might work as an ad-clicking bot. That is, it might start clicking various advertisements in the background. Untrustworthy applications are set to perform this activity so that their developers could get the advertising revenue. Of course, nobody is going to give you a share. It is more likely that you will notice a decreased speed of your PC and your Internet connection only. Scanfolder Disk does not act as a decent program, as you can see, so we cannot say that users can keep it installed on their computers.
Two drawbacks mentioned in the previous paragraph are not the only reasons Scanfolder Disk is better known to be a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Research conducted by our malware researchers has also revealed that this application tends to enter computers without permission, which is definitely not a feature of a trustworthy application. Specifically speaking, it mainly travels bundled in malicious software installers. Of course, we are sure that some users out there download this program from some kind of third-party page willingly as well. If Scanfolder Disk has managed to enter your PC without permission, it means that other programs could enter your PC unnoticed in the future too if you do not do anything to ensure the maximum system’s protection.
No if matter you have downloaded Scanfolder Disk from the web yourself or if it has entered your PC without permission, you will be able to find a folder DiskScanner it creates in %PROGRAMFILES% if its installation is successful. On top of that, Scanfolder Disk creates two new tasks System Optimizer and Protection System in %WINDIR%\system32\tasks\microsoft upon the successful entrance – you can check this directory if you are not sure whether you have this application installed on your computer or not.
Scanfolder Disk cannot be deleted through Control Panel, so you will have to erase its two tasks and a folder yourself. We highly recommend consulting our manual removal guide if you have never deleted an application manually. If you still cannot erase this program manually due to the lack of knowledge about computers, use an automated malware remover to delete Scanfolder Disk from your computer. Not all the tools available on the market can delete potentially unwanted applications, so use only a reputable tool, such as SpyHunter, to clean your system.