What is PrimaScope?

PrimaScope is a browser extension that hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. PrimaScope gets into PC bundled with free software that you can download from popular sites such as download.com and similar. PrimaScope was created for quick access to horoscopes. PrimaScope displays a huge amount of advertising information, banners and coupons, which relate to sites like eBay, Amazon, Expedia and others. PrimaScope main task is to make money. This program offers the user supposedly great deals with incredible discounts, just like the user spent money on anything. PrimaScope can redirect the user to ad sites and change browser settings. For example, PrimaScope can change your homepage or search engine. Also, PrimaScope collects your personal information such as browsing history, passwords and credit card codes. This information may be disclosed to third parties. PrimaScope is not a virus, but it is a potentially unwanted program. We recommend you to uninstall PrimaScope now.

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How PrimaScope gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If PrimaScope has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove PrimaScope from your computer?

To uninstall PrimaScope remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have PrimaScope in their database. You can try to use them for removing PrimaScope.

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as PrimaScope.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove PrimaScope

Or uninstall PrimaScope manually.

Step 1: Remove PrimaScope from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PrimaScope.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PrimaScope and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PrimaScope, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate PrimaScope and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove PrimaScope from your browser.

Step 2: Remove PrimaScope from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PrimaScope.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose PrimaScope.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable PrimaScope.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of PrimaScope:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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