The scanreportr.xyz is a website that displays misleading ads. These ads are created to scare you into thinking that your computer have a lot of heavy problems with security, drivers, malware, Internet connection, etc and thus force you into calling a remote tech support service (1 844-651-4111).
If your browser is redirected to the scanreportr.xyz, then most probably that your computer have installed an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware is a type of dangerous software that changes your PC system’s web-browser settings so that you will be randomly redirected to an annoying advertisements.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. So, the scanreportr.xyz is just one of the many web-sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the ad supported software can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit dangerous pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad-supported software receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the step-by-step guide below as soon as possible. The steps will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your machine from the scanreportr.xyz pop-up ads. What is more, the instructions below will help you get rid of other dangerous software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the ad supported software.
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How to manually remove scanreportr.xyz pop ups
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to remove the scanreportr.xyz . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of scanreportr.xyz pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove scanreportr.xyz pop ups from Firefox
- Get rid of scanreportr.xyz pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove scanreportr.xyz redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Get rid of scanreportr.xyz pop-ups from Google Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to scanreportr.xyz unwanted advertisements which is caused by the ad supported software.
At first, run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning. Once it’s complete, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove scanreportr.xyz pop ups from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto scanreportr.xyz web-page.
First, start the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following image. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of scanreportr.xyz pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, run the IE, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove scanreportr.xyz redirect
When the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted scanreportr.xyz web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete scanreportr.xyz pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Remove scanreportr.xyz pop-ups manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your system. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too. You can follow the instructions below to delete the scanreportr.xyz annoying ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system.
When installation is finished, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the adware which causes the redirect to scanreportr.xyz web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the ad-supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to block scanreportr.xyz pop ups
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, scanreportr.xyz redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of scanreportr.xyz ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying scanreportr.xyz pop-ups from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once the downloading process is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware that displays ads from scanreportr.xyz site. Once the scanning is finished, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Now your machine should be free of the scanreportr.xyz pop ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove scanreportr.xyz from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.