Gate Snapper is just another typical adware application which comes from the well-known SuperWeb LLC family. Identically to the other members of the aforementioned family, as soon as Gate Snapper infiltrates your computer, it generates tones of useless pop-up advertisements which can cause frequent system’s crashes and slow down your browsing sessions significantly.
Besides, these adverts might redirect you to some suspicious websites and seriously threaten your personal security. Therefore, the best thing you could do is to remove Gate Snapper from the system as soon as you notice its presence on it.
Gate Snapper is promoted as a useful application that will help you to “navigate through the clutter”. However, when researching deeper, it appears to be completely useless and potentially unwanted program. Thus, you should not keep in on your PC.
Despite having an official website of its own – gatesnapper.com, the homepage is currently unable to open. Considering this fact, one can conclude that Gate Snapper has used another method to enter your virtual machine without your knowledge.
Most often, adware programs enter the system together with a bunch of other applications which you don’t need on your PC. This usually happens when you install new freeware on the system and do not read the terms and conditions provided by the setup wizard. Then you agree with everything in a hurry and let the adware program into your PC.
Also, there is a possibility that you have clicked on some ad promoting free system optimizers or scanners. In any case, no matter what the case it, if you are not careful enough with the content you access or download, you will certainly end up with malware on your computer.
Just like every advertising-supported application, the primary objective of Gate Snapper is to make an easy profit in order to continue its existence. The only way to do this is to promote products and services of its affiliate third parties and displayed by the advertisements they provide.
Every time you click an advert, the developers of Gate Snapper make money. However, this could be very dangerous because these ads often lead to corrupted websites and your PC might get easily infected with malware. For that reason, removing Gate Snapper from the system is highly recommended.
The good news here is that the Gate Snapper removal is not a hard process. You can erase the program alongside its advertisements, either manually or automatically. In case you need any assistance with the removal process, you can follow the manual instructions provided below this article.
Nevertheless, even if you have completed the manual removal, you still have to scan your PC with a legitimate antimalware tool to make sure that all the existing threats have been removed entirely. The security tool will locate and delete all the potentially unwanted programs and will safeguard your system against malware in the future.
Gate Snapper Virus Removal
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Gate Snapper Virus from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Gate Snapper Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.