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How to remove ScanGuard

ScanGuard positions itself as a useful PC optimization utility. It is, however, oftentimes categorized as unwanted software due to potentially sneaky distribution techniques. Most users get it either without consent or by accidentally allowing it during some other program installation. As a rule, such system optimizers have doubtful functionality performance. While ScanGuard claims to ensure safety on the web and against viruses, run disk cleanups, and also boost PC performance, it is often doubted in doing so effectively. On top of that, some unreliable system optimizers tend to create false lists of threats to make users purchase the premium version. Doing so will most probably be a waste of money due to generally poor capabilities of such software. If ScanGuard appeared without your knowledge or you were convinced to download it from somewhere, we therefore recommend you remove it using our guidelines below.

How to remove Vkontakte DJ

Vkontakte DJ is a dubious desktop application that distributes itself under the name of a legitimate and popular Russian social media platform called "Vkontakte". A number of research groups classified it as a browser hijacker due to its features to change the browser homepage and search engine to without users' consent. On the initial basis, Vkontakte DJ positions itself as an application designed to help users download music and video without limitations. However, although such features may sound useful, their fulfillment may be poor and not bring the expected user experience. Users facing Vkontakte DJ on their PCs have also seen two more pieces of software installed in addition to it - "Yandex browser" and "Browser Manager". It is also likely you will see the icons of these programs pinned on the taskbar. Although the Yandex browser is legitimate, the company itself has a bad reputation for using intrusive methods of promoting its software. Note that Vkontakte DJ does not have any direct relation to Yandex, however, its developers may be in collaboration to promote Yandex services for getting money once successful installations occur. Vkontakte DJ is not a virus, but should be viewed as an unwanted application if you received it without permission. In such a case, we advise you to remove the application and everything else related to it (e.g. "Yandex browser", "Browser Manager", etc.). Use our guide below to do it fast and without traces.

How to remove SafeSoft PC Cleaner

SafeSoft PC Cleaner is an unwanted system optimization utility. Programs of such are usually not able to provide the high-quality features they claim. They promise to fix various issues (e.g. obsolete Windows Registry items, junk files like cache, memory dumps, and so forth), but in turn create fake problem results to trick users into activating paid versions. SafeSoft PC Cleaner is not an exception as it is also suspected to do the same. Furthermore, some security experts point out that the program can be malicious and therefore dangerous for users who have it installed and running. If SafeSoft PC Cleaner got installed on your system, be it with or without your consent, we recommend you remove it and not pay for any services it may thereby offer. Use our guide below to do it fast and without traces.

How to remove SHIBA (SHIB) Giveaway pop-up scam

SHIBA (SHIB) Giveaway is presented as a legitimate giveaway campaign meant to globalize the use of Shiba Inu, a cryptocurrency supported by Elon Musk. In fact, this is a pure scam intended to extort money from naive people. The Giveaway website claims it will double your coins right after you send them. The amount of coins that can be sent is between 200,000,000 SHIB to 15,000,000,000 SHIB. In dollars, this is 3,000 - 200,000 $. Users are unable to send small amounts of money to test if this scheme actually works. This instantly says they cannot be trusted and should be avoided no matter how attractive it seems. It is less likely that somebody will throw money like this just because there is nothing to profit from. The total giveaway pool is 1 trillion Shiba Inu coins - about 30 Million dollars. Websites like this are very popular across the entire web. Users can be redirected to them after clicking on dubious ads, buttons, or links that are located on unreliable pages. In this case, it is enough to close the page and prevent yourself from getting baited into a scam. However, if you see scam pages like SHIBA (SHIB) Giveaway each time at browser setup, this means some unwanted program like adware or browser hijacker has brought new values into your system to display the page. Users infected with unwanted software experience a number of browsing problems. Sessions may be accompanied by unexpected redirects, overwhelming amounts of ads, and other suspicious content that diminish your usage significantly. In addition, potentially unwanted programs may also stealthily track what you do on the internet. Passwords, IP-addresses, Banking credentials, and other valuable information can be captured and used by cybercriminals for personal benefit in the future. Therefore, it is important to detect and remove it from your system as soon as possible. Our guide below will help you do this.

How to remove “Congratulations Dear Amazon Customer” pop-up scam

Congratulations Dear Amazon Customer is a fake lottery message stating that you have won a prize. Developers push this scam under the name of Amazon to make gullible users believe it is true. A range of prizes (iPhone 11 PRO, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.) looks very attractive to click the "Start" button, however, this will drop you over to another suspicious page that may ask you to give private data. It can be therefore asked to enter your home address and other confidential data that can be sold over the web. Furthermore, if you receive scam pop-ups on a regular basis, this can be a sign of adware lurking in system settings. The presence of such software can endanger your privacy because it can gather IP-addresses, passwords, geolocations, and other confidential data. Notifications like "Congratulations Dear Amazon Customer" cannot be trusted and should be avoided to prevent data leaks. You can use our free guide below to get rid of constant redirects and establish further protection against similar threats.

How to remove “Windows Defender Security Center” pop-up scam

Windows Defender Security Center as a fake security message promoted on many scam pages. Such pages may look similar to official websites like Microsoft, but have no actual relation to them. A scheme like this has been employed by many cybercriminals to trick inexperienced users into downloading unreliable security software. The page shows some threats have been detected saying they are urgent to be addressed. Fraudulent figures ask their victims to call their customer line and get live guidelines on how to remove the threats. After reaching out to them, cybercriminals may tell you whatever they want and make users believe in fake information. It is more likely they will attempt to extort money for fake security software or other services that may be provided. In fact, your system might be fully safe and does not need any fix or assistance whatsoever. Thus, it is important to ignore messages like "Windows Defender Security Center". Note that scam pages may employ special scripts to prevent users from closing the page in traditional steps. If you face problems closing the visited website, try to force-quit your browser via Task Manager or simply reboot your PC, instead. In case you became a victim of a scam or cannot get rid of such messages, follow our guide to restore PC safety and remove all traces from unwanted software that could be unintentionally installed.