Users often confuse adware applications with malicious infections. ScanTack adware program is one of those applications. Users think that they are dangerous, but the truth is that ScanTack is more annoying than harmful. This adware application displays a lot of commercial advertisements because it needs to generate financial revenue. Although the program itself is not malicious, some of the pop-up ads may contain corrupted content. Thus, it is necessary to remove ScanTack from your computer if you want to avoid any potential system threats. We also provide manual removal instructions below this description.
You might say that you do not remember installing ScanTack onto your computer and that you have no idea how this application entered the system. However, the chances are that you installed ScanTack yourself. It is just that you were not aware of the fact. Based on our security research, the only way of ScanTack’s distribution is bundled downloads. It means that you most probably download applications that are bundled with ScanTack setup file and launch the installation without even realizing it.
Therefore, in order to avoid ScanTack and similar applications you need to refrain from downloading programs from unreliable sources. If you must install new software, make sure you download from official homepages.
ScanTack has an official homepage as well at ScanTack.net. However, the webpage is not well-developed, and it provides only generic information on the application. That is very common among SuperWeb adware applications. They have homepages, but there are not direct downloads available. What is more, ScanTack is practically identical to TowerTilt, Laflurla, Fortunitas and other adware programs from the same group.
When ScanTack arrives bundled with other freeware, it adds extensions to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The information at ScanTack.net claims that this application is compatible with Google Chrome as well, but during our tests Google Chrome was not affected.
Adware programs are there to make money for their creators, and ScanTack is of no exception. Whenever you access online shopping websites, ScanTack will display commercial advertisements and shopping suggestions. These pop-up ads may slow down your browser and present potentially corrupted content. It happens because the adware program does not review what kind of content is embedded into its advertisements.
Clicking on corrupted links can lead to serious computer security problems. That is why we would recommend that you remove ScanTack at once. While you are at it, scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool to check for other unwanted applications. You are bound to have several on your computer because such programs rarely travel alone.
Take care of your computer security and do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you have any further questions about ScanTack or its removal.
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