What is Spdate.com

Spdate.com is a website that has been identified as a rogue site, designed to load dubious content and/or redirect visitors to different (likely unreliable or malicious) websites. It operates by entering via redirects caused by suspect sites, intrusive adverts, or installed Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). Spdate.com is known for its deceptive practices, including the use of fake profiles or bots to increase activity on the site when there is low activity from real users. Despite its presentation as a dating platform, it has been widely criticized for its scam-like operations, including the use of artificial profiles and misleading tactics to lure users into allowing browser notifications. Spdate.com exploits browser notifications by tricking visitors into enabling them. The site uses deceptive material, such as fake CAPTCHA verification or clickbait, to convince users to allow notifications. Once enabled, Spdate.com begins running intrusive advertisement campaigns directly on the user’s desktop or browser. These ads often promote dubious, scam, or even malicious content and can lead to further malware infections if interacted with. Spdate.com and its associated adware can affect a wide range of browsers and devices. It is not limited to a specific browser or operating system. Commonly affected browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

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How Spdate.com infects devices

Spdate.com employs several methods to infect computers and devices. One primary method is through deceptive pop-up ads that lead users to the site inadvertently. These ads can appear on various websites and, when clicked, redirect the user to Spdate.com or similar rogue sites. Another common method is the distribution of PUAs, which can be bundled with free software downloads. Users may unknowingly install these unwanted applications alongside legitimate software, leading to automatic redirects to Spdate.com and similar sites. The deceptive tactics used by Spdate.com, such as misleading pop-ups and fake browser notifications, are designed to work across different platforms, including Windows, macOS, and Android devices. The site’s adware components can infiltrate the system and modify browser settings without the user’s consent, leading to decreased computer performance and potential privacy issues.

  1. Download Spdate.com Removal Tool
  2. Stop Spdate.com notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Spdate.com from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Spdate.com extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Spdate.com search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Spdate.com
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Download Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

To remove Spdate.com completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Spdate.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

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Download Malwarebytes

To remove Spdate.com completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Spdate.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Android

Download Norton Security Android

To remove Spdate.com completely, we recommend you to use Norton Security for Android. It can help you remove all traces of Spdate.com and other malware from browsers on your Android device.

Download Removal Tool for iOS

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To remove Spdate.com completely, we recommend you to use Norton Security for iOS. It detects and removes all elements of Spdate.com on iPhone or iPad.

Remove Spdate.com manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Spdate.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Spdate.com installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Spdate.com in browsers

Remove Spdate.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On the left side choose Privacy and security menu.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Site Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Permissions section and click on Notifications (with the bell icon).
  5. Go to the bottom list of sites named Allowed to send notifications.
  6. Find Spdate.com in the list and click 3-dots icon near it. Click Remove button to delete the website permission.

Remove Spdate.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On the left panel choose Privacy & Security menu.
  3. Scroll down to Permissions section.
  4. Near Notifications click Settings… button.
  5. Find Spdate.com in the list and click Remove Website to remove it.
  6. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Spdate.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Spdate.com in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Spdate.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Spdate.com, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Spdate.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings.
  3. In the menu click Cookies and site permissions section, and scroll down to All permissions section.
  4. Click on Notifications.
  5. Find Spdate.com in the list under Allow, click on 3-dots icon and choose Remove.

Remove Spdate.com from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Spdate.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Spdate.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller or CleanMyMac to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Mac.

Remove Spdate.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Spdate.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Spdate.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Spdate.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Spdate.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Spdate.com from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Remove Spdate.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Spdate.com might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Spdate.com from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Spdate.com in Windows

In some cases, program related to Spdate.com won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Spdate.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Spdate.com folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Spdate.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Cannot uninstall Spdate.com in MacOS

If you can’t uninstall apps related to Spdate.com from MacOS using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Spdate.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Spdate.com from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Spdate.com.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Spdate.com from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has a browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Spdate.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Spdate.com related extension.
  4. Click the Remove button to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Find Spdate.com related extension.
  4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Spdate.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
  3. Find Spdate.com related extension.
  4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Spdate.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Spdate.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Spdate.com related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Spdate.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Extensions > Extensions.
  3. Find Spdate.com related extension.
  4. Click Details button and scroll down to the bottom.
  5. Click Remove extension link and confirm the action by clicking Remove button on opened dialog window.
  6. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Spdate.com may install a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
  4. Choose Reset and clean up.
  5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox button in opened dialog window to confirm.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
  3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
  4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
  3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
  4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Spdate.com

Spdate.com push-notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or an add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Spdate.com” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Spdate.com, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Spdate.com.

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