How to remove Spzan.com from the computer and browsers

Today's article will help you to remove Spzan.com from your PC. In addition, we will tell you what the goal of such programs as Spzan.com is and why they are so harmful.

 

Spzan.com adware

What is Spzan.com. Removal reasons and methods

Spzan.com is an advertising utility that penetrated the machine and made your browsers totally worthless, due to annoying ads. Spzan.com could have penetrated the PC via bundled installation scheme, or you invited it on your own. Bundled installation is the easiest way for web-criminals to infect your system not just because of written above features but also because it's completely legal. All that they need is to distribute the adware bundle one time for most possible quantity of file hosting providers as possible, and look forward for the fruits. Now we will tell you how it works. Firstly, web-criminals have to find a good software to put it in a bundle and use its name. The more popular it will be the more often users will install the bundle. It could also be a cracked copy of the chargeable software. The trickiest quality of a bundle is that you cannot open it and see the content. There is only one option and it is installation. Actually this is a simple deception, since swindlers promise you that you will get a decent program and you get viruses in addition. If you do not remember that you installed Spzan.com, but remember that you downloaded other free programs - apparently Spzan.com has penetrated your laptop in this way.

Have you experienced the annoying advertising banners in browser? Of course you did, because Internet can’t exist without ads nowadays, but were these ads trustworthy? Were they popping up each second, closing the entire screen or the buttons and links on the site that you currently view? Are they leading to MLM websites, online-casinos, dangerous sites that suggest you tons of third-rate goods, "adult" sites or any other pages of this kind? If you've recently experienced these issues, it's time for you to check your machine for adware. In this entry we will tell you how adware works and how to distinguish adware spam from good advertising.

Now we came to one of the most bothering questions for every user: what is the aim of the functioning of Spzan.com, and why fraudsters make hundreds of suchlike utilities each month? The aim of any advertising utility's work is money, because swindlers receive plenty of them from each infested PC. Each ad gets paid for the amount of clicks that were made on it, so the scheme is easy: many computers - tons of clicks - more money. You should remember that obsessive advertising usually emerges on the very inconvenient places and it cannot be hidden - there are lots of random clicks that allow fraudsters to gain benefit and create more viruses.

After infecting the system, adware starts to switch the browser settings, trying to provide advertising most effectively. These changes involve the built-in browser pop-ups such as warnings about malicious content of the website. Also, hijacker often changes the pre-set search provider and new tab addresses to malicious web page. After that, adware adds more items to registry that are responsible for reinstallation of Spzan.com in case of removal. Except the registry alterations, virus frequently switches the browser shortcut properties, so the infected web-page is opened each time when you start your browser. These all are the phases of preparation to work. If they are executed Spzan.com is ready to action. We have told it before but now you see it for sure that this malware, from the very beginning was a dangerous tool. The only thing hackers care about is money, so they'll show ads until you remove Spzan.com.

Spzan.com removal tool

It is obvious now that undesired software will not stop before you uninstall it from your PC. Deleting advertising programs is a difficult goal that needs close attention and certain experience. During the by-hand uninstalling, you'll have to eliminate suspicious program from the system, check the registry, delete the pending objectives for reinstallation of adware, restore the browser settings and remove and then create new browser shortcuts. For average user, some actions from this list could seem too complex therefore we've designed a detailed instruction. Our advices will help you to execute the removal, but they don't assure the success in case of an error, so you have to be careful. On the other hand - there's no need to jeopardize the stability of your PC if you can pick more convenient and fast manner - an automatic removal via Spyhunter antivirus. With this program you will not just eliminate Spzan.com, but also protect your machine from other advertising software. This anti-virus has a lot of advantages, including speed of operation, compatibility with other anti-virus programs, low cost and day-and-night tech-support. If you want to download Spyhunter or to download the test version with malware scanner - simply click the button below.

 

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Spzan.com removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

 

 

Step 1. Remove Spzan.com from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Spzan.com, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Spzan.com and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Spzan.com from browser's settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

 

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Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after Spzan.com deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Spzan.com in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Spzan.com'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 5 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button

 

AdwCleaner start window

 

  • Press Clean button

 

AdwCleaner scan the system

 

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