See Scenic Elf Adware

Also Known As: SeeScenicElf Adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

See Scenic Elf removal instructions

What is See Scenic Elf?

See Scenic Elf is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) categorized as adware (advertising supportive software). People who have these apps installed on their systems are served with intrusive advertisements. PUAs also gather user-system information.

See Scenic Elf adware

Adware-type applications deliver coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other intrusive ads. When displayed, they conceal underlying content of visited websites and can be very frustrating. Furthermore, people who click them are usually redirected to dubious, possibly malicious websites. Some of these ads might execute scripts that cause download and installation of other unwanted applications. Another problem with some adware is that it can gather information relating to users' browsing habits. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, and so on. In some cases, adware also gathers personal details. Developers continually share all collected data with other parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. This can lead to browsing safety/privacy issues and other problems. Therefore, uninstall all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name SeeScenicElf Adware
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Detection Names (Free_Roblox_Account_Hacker_2015_Download_No_Survey.exe - See Scenic Elf adware distributing installer)
Avast (Win32:AdwareX-gen [Adw]), BitDefender (Gen:Variant.Strictor.190221), ESET-NOD32 (a variant of Win32/Kryptik.GSCH), Kaspersky (Trojan.Win32.Ekstak.ojzj), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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There is extensive adware-type software on the Internet including, for example, Clicker, PowerGamesNetwork, and BWplayer to name just a few. These apps might be promoted as 'useful tools', however, they are designed only to generate revenue for the developers by feeding users with ads and gathering data. To avoid unwanted installations and the above problems, uninstall See Scenic Elf and other PUAs immediately.

How did See Scenic Elf install on my computer?

In most cases, adware-type apps are downloaded and installed without users' knowledge. This usually happens when software developers use the "bundling" method to trick people into downloading/installing potentially unwanted applications with other software. They achieve this by hiding PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of other software set-ups. Furthermore, many users often rush download/installation steps without carefully studying them, thereby unintentionally allowing PUAs to be downloaded and installed. Clicking the aforementioned (deceptive) advertisements also causes unwanted installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Avoid using third party software downloaders/installers, dubious websites, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule and other dubious sources to download (or install) software. Download from official websites and using direct download links. Check "Advanced"/Custom" and other settings of the software download or installation setup. Dismiss all unwanted apps and only then finish the download or installation. Note that intrusive ads (especially those displayed on dubious websites) often cause redirects to potentially malicious websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc. If such ads or redirects occur regularly, check for new plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions installed on the browser, or programs installed on the computer. Remove any unwanted, suspicious apps/programs immediately. If your computer is already infected with See Scenic Elf, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Deceptive free software installer distributing SeeScenicElf adware:

See Scenic Elf adware installer setup

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Quick menu:

See Scenic Elf adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

See Scenic Elf adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "See Scenic Elf", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes See Scenic Elf ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove See Scenic Elf adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing See Scenic Elf ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "See Scenic Elf", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing See Scenic Elf ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the seescenicelf adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing See Scenic Elf  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "See Scenic Elf", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing See Scenic Elf ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the seescenicelf adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing See Scenic Elf ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "See Scenic Elf".

Removing See Scenic Elf ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with seescenicelf adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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