Autoscroll is an adware browser extension. Autoscroll browser extension collects various information relating to the user’s internet browsing activity. For these specific deceptive reasons, Autoscroll is categorized as an adware application.
Once the Autoscroll adware has been installed in the web browser, the Autoscroll adware gather’s information about the users online browsing habits through the web browser most likely the browser extension.
Information the Autoscroll adware gathers are used for advertising. Advertisements displayed by Autoscroll are not random, the ads are based on the user’s internet activity, the content of the web page and the user based interests.
Autoscroll ads are to be distinguished by pop-up ads and redirects to random unknown web pages.
Distribution: Download managers, pop-ups, malware
Also known as: Autoscroll malware, Autoscroll adware
Malware type: Adware
The most common cause of Autoscroll adware infection is poor knowledge.
User’s careless behavior and poor knowledge of adware can result in the Autoscroll installation. Malicious web pages that redirect the web browser to suspicious popup ads are most likely build to deceive the user into installing adware software applications.
Analyze every installation process and opt out any additional third party offers. Autoscroll is suggested as a “This extension allows you to automate page scrolling” third party offer on suspicious websites or during the installation of deceptive software installations.
In the image, you see a pop-up from gogomedia.online that wants you to install the Autoscroll extension by cookiewang32. The scammers hide the review and description of the Autoscroll extension on the Google Chrome Store.
This will hide that the Autoscroll extension shows ads and modifies web browser configurations.
Autoscroll adware does not provide any real benefit for the user.
Autoscroll is known to collect all sorts of information from the web browser but pretends to offer a variety of browsing enhancements. In reality, Autoscroll is all about online advertising for revenue. Autoscroll software developers often claim to have no control over the users’ advertisements.
In our experience, these adware type applications are only built to generate revenue for the developers, rather than providing any useful auto-scroll functionality in the web browser.
How to remove Autoscroll?
Use this menu to uninstall and remove Autoscroll.
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Find recently installed adware and click “Uninstall“.
Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed software.
If you don’t know what to look for or can’t find the Autoscroll installation, go to this removal step.
Manually remove Autoscroll from Google and Firefox
Remove Autoscroll adware without tools from the Google Chrome or Firefox browser.
In this first step for Google Chrome, you need to identify and remove the browser extension responsible for the Autoscroll promotions. Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g. adware and might show intrusive ads such as Autoscroll.
If you didn’t install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.
Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.
Identify the Autoscroll extension from the list and click the Remove button.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first.
Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, and pop-up ads to Autoscroll are synced with Google’s servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the Autoscroll adware and Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google’s server, confirm with OK.
Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome homepage and search engine settings
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Google Chrome reset is the easiest way to get rid of the Autoscroll new tab.
Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of Autoscroll redirect on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the adware does not reinstall and the Autoscroll adware doesn’t occur again.
In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox. Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically means an add-on shows ads from Autoscroll in Firefox.
Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.
Click extensions from the left menu. Find the Autoscroll add-on.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension and get rid of Autoscroll new tab on Firefox.
Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings
Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely. Reset Firefox is the easiest way to get rid of ad-supported add-ons from Firefox.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the Autoscroll adware is entirely removed from the Firefox web browser.
Remove Autoscroll adware with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Autoscroll with Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes detects the Autoscroll extension as adware. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove Autoscroll from the web browser. Autoscroll is a intrusive hijacker which is a type of malware, Malwarebytes will remove Autoscroll from the web browser.
Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for the adware responsible for Autoscroll in the web browser.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the Autoscroll scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the Autoscroll removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your web browser is clean.
Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future browser hijacker and other types of malware.
Malwarebytes stops adware, abusive pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your web browser.
Get rid of Autoscroll with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology with Autoscroll detection. Removes annoying browser extensions, ad-supported add-on’s, unwanted applications and new tab/toolbars. It’s an efficient adware cleaner.
Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.
Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan to detect the malware responsible for the Autoscroll adware.
Please wait for the scan to finish, the scan usually takes a few minutes.
Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.
Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to clean up your device from malware.
Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.
Get rid of Autoscroll with adwcleaner
- Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select “Run as Administrator” this is important.
- Select the Scan Now button.
- Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
- Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.
- After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.
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