Multiple computer security users have reported Safe.scanpc.online to be an unsafe website. Currently, the page is down, but it is possible that the installer file for this search engine might still be circulating around. If you happen to see this domain on your browser, there is a good chance that you have installed several unwanted applications on your computer. It would be for the best if you removed Safe.scanpc.online from your browser for good. While you are at it, you should also consider scanning your PC with a security application that would protect your system from similar intruders in the future.
Rather than being the actual computer infection, Safe.scanpc.online works more like a tell-tale sign that something is definitely wrong. After all, this search engine can also be classified as an adware server, and we all know that adware programs do not travel on their own. So, you have to think of several adware distribution methods, and check whether any of them could apply to you.
Our security experts point out that Safe.scanpc.online could come from redirects that occur on infected computers. A redirect is a phenomenon when suddenly your browser opens a new window or you get redirected to a new website on the same tab without really meaning to visit the said page.
Now, why would we say that this usually occurs on infected computers? Because such pop-ups and forceful redirections often plague computers with multiple unwanted applications. You probably have an adware program or a potentially unwanted application installed, and these are the programs that make these redirections happen. It is really easy to install such apps on target computers without realizing the actual security threat behind them.
For instance, if you often download freeware from third-party file-sharing sites, it is very likely that some of those programs might come in a software package with potentially unwanted apps. What’s more, if you go through the installation wizard automatically, you probably miss the chance of deselecting the unfamiliar or unwanted programs. As a result, the programs that expose you to Safe.scanpc.online manage to enter your computer, and you need to deal with the consequences.
Of course, being constantly redirected to an unfamiliar website is more annoying than dangerous, but we have to consider the possibility that this adware server could get exploited by cyber criminals. If that happens, then the content you encounter through this server might as well be corrupted. As a result, you could be just one click away from a severe malware infection.
What do you do to fix this? First, you need to remove the program that exposed you to Safe.scanpc.online. It should be possible to terminate it via Control Panel, but if you are not sure which program has to be uninstalled, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to get a list of potential threats. Next, be sure to reset your browser settings to default. There might be a browser hijacker or a plug-in on your browser that slows you down and collects your information for online marketing purposes. The point is that you should not take your chances with this.
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