Grato Scanner Removal Process (remove GratoScanner)

December 5, 2017

Grato Scanner is an adware program that that may result in popular web browser applications redirecting or loading questionable sites or pages. Grato Scanner may be loaded on a PC as a web browser extension where it may offer various products or services through advertisements or sponsored links.

The sites that Grato Scanner may load may offer methods of searching the Internet, much like the popular search sites of Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Use of those sits may return several advertisements or sponsored links, which may be intrusive and annoying in some circumstances.

The removal process for Grato Scanner may involve the use of an antimalware program for most computer users allowing the antimalware app to safely detect and automatically eliminate Grato Scanner and its associated browser extensions. Savvy PC users may discover a manual method of eliminating Grato Scanner by going into the Internet settings of popular web browser applications.

Are you getting popups from Grato Scanner? Have you identified that you have Grato Scanner installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Grato Scanner completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Grato Scanner?

If Grato Scanner resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Grato Scanner may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Grato Scanner removal process.

How can you manually remove Grato Scanner

Manual removal of Grato Scanner may not be for everyone. Each manual Grato Scanner removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Grato Scanner removal process.

Grato Scanner can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Grato Scanner in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Grato Scanner, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Grato Scanner. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Grato Scanner from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Grato Scanner, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Grato Scanner by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Grato Scanner folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Grato Scanner completely from your computer. If you find that Grato Scanner is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Grato Scanner removal process.

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