Wscanner Removal Guide

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If you need a “health doctor for your PC,” you should forget about Wscanner. We have discovered that this is just another useless and potentially unreliable PC optimizer that promises you a faster and cleaner computer. Since there are some questionable traits that this application tends to show, we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Do not be misled by its category name, it does not mean that it is healthy for your system to keep such a program on board. If the security of your PC is your priority you would not have such an application on your computer even if there is only a slight chance that it might indirectly cause harm to it. Unfortunately, the presence of this PUP may also indicate that more serious threats have also entered your system. If you want to nip this invasion in the bud, we advise you to remove Wscanner and all related infections as well.

We have found that this questionable software has a promotional website at wscanner.com. At first sight, of course, it all looks legitimate and professional. You are offered a free trial version that you can allegedly use for as long as six months. The full version is available for $17. After downloading this official version, your browser may warn you that the installer may pose a threat. This is certainly not a good sign when you are looking for a reliable program to download. Of course, if you are a careful web surfer, you may run a web search before you would start downloading any free tools and applications. In this case, for example, a quick Google search would give you all the reasons why you should forget about this software. The first search results page will most likely be filled with articles about how and why you need to remove Wscanner. Do you think that this search would be useful for you to decide about the reliability of this program?

As a matter of fact, we do not believe that the official site is the main source of downloading this questionable product. Our research clearly shows that most users let this PUP on board through freeware bundles. If that is the case with you, it is important to know that these bundles may contain a number of malware infections along with potentially unwanted programs. Therefore, if you allow the whole content onto your machine, you may make your PC quite vulnerable and exposed to cyber criminals. These infections may include adware applications, browser hijacker, and even Trojan programs. If you have visited shady file-sharing websites lately, such as torrent and shareware pages, it is possible that you clicked on a misleading third-party ad there, and that resulted in your downloading such a malicious bundle that contained this PUP among others. If you cannot decide or recall how this PUP may have emerged on your computer, we recommend that you delete Wscanner and then, run a system malware check to identify all other possible threat sources as well. This is essential if you want to make your virtual world safe again.

We can tell you that this application works exactly like other useless PC optimizers. This software simply displays temporary files and empty registry keys as to-be-fixed issues in its reports. But you should know that fixing these alleged issues will not necessarily and magically make a tuned-up and boosted racer out of your PC. It is also worth mentioning that most of these optimizers are mere scams to make you pay for a worthless product or to make you call an allegedly toll-free phone number, which is another way to scam you out of your money. Although we cannot say that $17 is a rip-off, why would you pay a cent for a program that does not really do any good for you and your operating system? Instead, we recommend that you look for a decent and reputable anti-malware application that not only will clear all these useless files and issues from your system, but it will also identify and eliminate all potentially harmful applications and malware infections.

If you feel now that you want to remove Wscanner from your PC, let us tell you how you can do that. Although this PUP has an uninstaller, unfortunately, it leaves some mess behind. This means that after running this uninstaller in Control Panel, you will have to manually remove all the leftovers. Do not worry because we have included step-by-step instructions below this article to assist you. Please follow our guide if you choose to end this program manually. But, if you happen to go for an automated solution, we suggest that you use a reliable security tool that will also take care of all other potential threats that may be lurking on your computer.

Remove Wscanner from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Press Win+R and enter Control Panel. Click OK.
  2. Access Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program and press Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows button on the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program and press Uninstall.

Windows8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+Q and type in Uninstall a program. Press Enter.
  2. Select the program and press Uninstall.

Remove Leftovers

  1. Press Win+Q and type in regedit. Press the Enter key.
  2. Locate and delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wscanner registry key.
  3. Exit the registry editor.
  4. Press Win+E.
  5. Locate and delete these folders:
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Wscanner\secure
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Wscanner\secure (64-bit only!)
  6. Locate and delete these files:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wscanner.lnk
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wscanner.lnk
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wscanner.lnk
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wscanner.lnk
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wscanner.lnk
    %Windir%\System32\Tasks: Wscanner Secure and Wscanner Updater (folder depends on OS)
    %Windir%\Tasks: Wscanner Secure.job and Wscanner Updater.job (folder depends on OS)
  7. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  8. Restart your computer.
Download Remover for Wscanner *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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