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ScanFolder. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: System tools

ScanFolder Disk Optimizer raises concerns for shady behavior

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ScanFolder functions as the application which is supposed to improve the overall performance of the device and delete duplicate files and eliminate other junk files. However, it does not differ from the number of other shady applications[1] of this kind.

Furthermore, this tool seems to have a programmed feature to connect to remote servers and transmit technical information. Though the purpose of such action is still unclear, it is recommended to uninstall this PC Optimizer as its efficiency also remains questionable. You can remove ScanFolder Disk Optimizer faster with the assistance of Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes utility.

PC optimization or degradation?

If you are actively looking for an effective way to boost up your computer‘s performance, you might have come across multiples suggestions offering to install one or another tool. However, there is ample of suspicious applications which are not lab tested but rather feeds on users‘ caution to avoid cyber security issues.

Such rogue application try to persuade users that their systems may have dozens if not hundreds of serious registry and PC-performance issues. Alarmed they may rush to purchase the full version of the utility which instantly solves the supposed issues.

While a majority of such applications happen to useless, others may contain serious system vulnerabilities which may increase the overall sensitivity of the system to external virtual threats.

ScanFolder Disk Optimizer happens to be one such tools well. Leaving aside fake alerts, the tendency of this software to connect to remote servers should make you consider whether such utility does not threaten your cyber security.[2] It is the key negative aspect which attracts cyber security experts. Full ScanFolder removal is discussed at the end of the article.

Ways to promote rogue applications

Since this application does not have its own official application, ScanFolder Disk Optimizer virus tends to be distributed as an optional download offer attached to more popular free applications.

Users often commit the same mistake by dashing through the guide clicking on the “Next” button. Instead, opt for “Advanced” installation mode and deselect optional programs. If you maintain this habit, you will be able to cease multiple PUP-like and hijackers as well.

Get rid of ScanFolder Disk Optimizer

You can remove ScanFolder Disk Optimizer utility through the Control Panel and simply uninstall. However, taking into its former functionality to connect to remote sites, you will need to delete all associated elements and cache.

Cyber security tool might speed up ScanFolder Disk Optimizer removal. It will detect all related registry files and eliminate them completely. You might also find the commercial offers of this application in Russian[3] or UK gaming or software promoting sites. Here are the steps instructing how to remove ScnFolder tool:

For Windows users:

  1. Click “Start” button.
  2. Go to “Control Panel.”
  3. Find “ScanFolder” and click on the “Uninstall” function.
  4. Click “OK.”

For Mac System:

  1. Click “Go” button and select “Applications.”
  2. Locate the “ScanFolder” in the list.
  3. After choosing the program, choose “Move to Trash.”
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