Security researchers have confirmed that the See Scenic Elf is an adware program. Adware is unwanted software made to throw ads up on your web-browser screen. Adware software generates profit for its creator by often showing a large amount of advertisements and pop up deals. You might experience a change in your start page or search engine, new tabs opening or even a redirect to misleading web-sites.
The worst is, adware has the ability to gather a wide variety of privacy data about you that can be later used for marketing purposes. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
Most of unwanted ads and popups come from browser toolbars and/or extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and third-party software. In many cases, these items claim itself as applications which improve your experience on the Internet by providing a fast and interactive startpage or a search provider that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted software. Be cautious, launch only reputable applications which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and suspicious applications.
|Name||See Scenic Elf|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop ups, pop-up ads, popup virus|
|Removal||See Scenic Elf removal guide|
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from adware as well as delete See Scenic Elf ads from the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox and other internet browsers.
How to Remove See Scenic Elf adware (virus removal guide)
Fortunately, we’ve an effective way which will help you manually or/and automatically get rid of See Scenic Elf from your internet browser and bring your web-browser settings, including home page, newtab page and search provider, back to normal. Below you will find a removal steps with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of adware and its components. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your browser or reboot your system.
To remove See Scenic Elf, execute the following steps:
- Remove See Scenic Elf adware without any utilities
- How to remove See Scenic Elf adware with freeware
- How to stop See Scenic Elf
- To sum up
Remove See Scenic Elf adware without any utilities
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the See Scenic Elf from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers.
Remove potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted software, adware software and browser hijacker infections can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove programs utility that may be found in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove See Scenic Elf adware software from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome will assist you to remove See Scenic Elf adware from your web-browser as well as to recover browser settings hijacked by adware. All unwanted, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions will also be removed from the browser. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of See Scenic Elf from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as new tab page, start page and default search engine have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the See Scenic Elf adware software. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Delete See Scenic Elf adware from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting IE browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by See Scenic Elf adware that redirects your web-browser to annoying ad web-pages.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will delete See Scenic Elf that causes tons of unwanted pop-up ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like home page, search engine by default and newtab page to default state.
How to remove See Scenic Elf adware with freeware
It’s very difficult for classic anti-virus to detect adware software and other kinds of PUPs. We advise you use a free anti-adware like Zemana, MalwareBytes Free and HitmanPro from our list below. These utilities will allow you scan and remove trojans, malware, spyware, keyloggers, bothersome and malicious adware software from an infected PC.
Remove See Scenic Elf with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana Free is a free application for Windows OS to search for and remove potentially unwanted applications, adware software, malicious web browser addons, browser toolbars, and other undesired programs such as See Scenic Elf.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you will need to download Zemana AntiMalware on your PC from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana AntiMalware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your machine for the See Scenic Elf that causes multiple undesired ads and pop-ups. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
After Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) completes the scan, Zemana Free will show a list of detected threats. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. The Zemana will start to remove See Scenic Elf adware which causes unwanted advertisements. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Run Hitman Pro to remove See Scenic Elf adware
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that may be downloaded and run to remove See Scenic Elf, browser hijackers, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this utility to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- After downloading is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan for the See Scenic Elf adware. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- After finished, HitmanPro will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to delete See Scenic Elf with MalwareBytes AntiMalware
If you are still having issues with the See Scenic Elf adware — or just wish to check your machine occasionally for adware software and other malware — download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). It is free for home use, and detects and removes various unwanted applications that attacks your PC system or degrades PC performance. MalwareBytes can remove adware, potentially unwanted software as well as malware, including ransomware and trojans.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your PC from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
After the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the See Scenic Elf adware software that reroutes your web-browser to annoying ad webpages. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. In order to delete all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we advise you to read and follow the step-by-step guidance or the video guide below.
How to stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot stop all those unwanted websites using only built-in MS Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to block intrusive web browser redirects, ads and pop-ups in any modern internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, MS Edge and Chrome. It is named Adguard and it works very well.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your computer from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the install is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block 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 icon called AdGuard, that may be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC should be free of the See Scenic Elf adware that causes tons of annoying pop-up ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new adwares and other malicious software). 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 get rid of See Scenic Elf adware from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.