How to remove (uninstall) ScriptGate

In this entry we'll explain you all needed info about an adware, called ScriptGate. If you have some experience with adware or browser hijacker - you can just proceed to the uninstalling tips and delete this malicious program. If you haven't faced with suchlike software before - believe, this software surely isn't the one to keep in your system. This harmful program has no good functions, because it was developed only to bring benefit to online-criminals, and to annoy its victims. Do you mention the enormous amount of advertising in browser, or the change of start page? Don't you think that it's strange that the basic search system is switched to the strange web-page, and it opens every time when you open the browser? The red flags that are listed above tell us one thing: the system is infected by some kind of adware, and this software should be deleted.

What is ScriptGate

ScriptGate

Every utility has its aim, and this adware isn't an exception. However, if you think that the description of ScriptGate is really helpful - you've made a mistake. Commonly, the description of every unwanted software states that it is super helpful. Most of suchlike tools state that they will assist in the look for something on the Internet. Search for deals, sales and discounts on the Internet, help in the search for latest movies, games or music and performing some functions in social networks - these are the most spread functions of advertising programs. The most important thing you should do if you want to install some program - to think, is it really helpful? Actually, the task of virus developers is to state that their adware performs something that is impossible to verify. The "safer", "faster" or "better" web-browsing is a brilliant sample of suchlike feature, as these parameters are very indistinct and they're very to supervise. Does this mean that advertising programs are completely useless, and just take up space on your hard drive? Of course not!! They perform a very substantial task, - to help online criminals to obtain thousands of dollars per day from trustful users.

 

Inexperienced PC operators believe that almost all viruses have no particular task. It makes sense, yes? Malware developer knows that out there somewhere is an operator that is struggling to eliminate his adware right now, and the feeling is very good! It is a joke, of course. The viruses can't be useless, and even if you don't know what it is for - you'll know it later. For example, the indiscriminate showing of useless advertising on every website is not an accident. All this advertisement is generated to make money on clicks. Simply stated, promotional services are paid based on the quantity of clicks made on the banner, or the number of referrals from pop-up to the web-site. All adware's efforts are targeted at convincing you click on the link. Actually if you don't take interest in hacker's ads - the click may still be made, to hide an undesirable annoying banner. Any referral is worth the money, based on the nature of advertisement it can cost from 0.1 to 5 cents and sometimes even more. Despite this amount isn’t large, do not forget about the number of victims! Trusting operator can decide that this advertisement is good, and try to find something fine among adware offers, doing tens of referrals each day. Large AV-software creators and malware-fighting communities receive thousands of complaints on ScriptGate, so swindlers are doing really good profit on it.

Methods to remove ScriptGate

Actually, ScriptGate has another consequence that in the long perspective may bring serious problems with your PC. This effect is ScriptGate's ability to switch browser settings on purpose to advertise more efficiently that makes it highly defenseless against all kinds of viruses. Adware modifies the URL of the homepage and the pre search engine, and also turns off functions which are responsible for blocking of advertising and for denying of unwanted downloads. These changes clash with the primary rules of Internet security, and make the browser extremely vulnerable to all types of dangerous software. The viruses will clog your PC, because each referral on the link, shown by ScriptGate calls one more adware in the system. To avoid this you have to eliminate ScriptGate from your PC as soon as possible.

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove ScriptGate manually

Step 1. Uninstall ScriptGate from the operation system

Step 2. Remove ScriptGate from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

Hackers use two main methods of adware spread: the placement on the hacked websites and installation in bundles with free programs. Harmful websites are very easy to know: they appear on the last positions of search, and they intrusively suggest to purchase something. Besides that, your browser and anti-viral tool will show the notification, if the web-site is not trustworthy. Second method isn't related to websites: you need to be aware of it only if you are installing some software. Installation in bundles is simple: advertisement software is added to installers of useful programs. The installer is modified to offer you to install extra programs except the one that you need. All boxes are already checked, and if user clicks "OK" he gets at 2-3 programs in addition to the needed one. Most likely, all programs except the desired one will be pointless or even dangerous. According to this, when you see the option between “safe install” and “partial installation” – pick the second option. Doing this you will be able to pick what program you wish to install and which you don’t.

ScriptGate removal tool

If had enough of redirections and advertisement in browser - we got decent instructions on ScriptGate uninstall. In spite the fact that manual elimination is highly convenient, it has some weaknesses, compared to the software removal with help of antivirus program. If you remove the hazardous program manually, you can't prevent it (or any other malware) from sneaking into the computer again. Anti-viral program is the safest decision for those users who want to decrease their contribution in the defense of their PCs. Spyhunter anti-malware is made to uninstall such tools as ScriptGate, and easily deals with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall ScriptGate from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select ScriptGate and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\ScriptGate
  • C:\ProgramData\ScriptGate
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\ScriptGate

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "ScriptGate" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select ScriptGate and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete ScriptGate from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select ScriptGate and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove ScriptGate from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove ScriptGate

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove ScriptGate

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove ScriptGate

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose ScriptGate and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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