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GearScroll Removal Manual

gearscrollGearScroll by Super Web LLC is a very unreliable program that you do not need. No matter that it claims that it is capable of improving your browsing experience, we have serious doubts about that. As you can clearly see, this application was developed by a well known company Super Web LLC, which is known for releasing hundreds of different apps. It is notoriously known for producing and publishing similar ad-supported programs that have been acting suspicious.

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GearScroll (http://gearscroll.net/) is an application developed by the infamous Super Web LLC. The company is known to develop and distribute ad-supported software such as browser extensions (add-ons) and toolbars. GearScroll is advertised as an application that improves browsing. However, it may produce unwanted advertisements and compromise the user’s safety.

GearScroll Distribution Method

The application may have been downloaded in a software package, alongside a free program. Free software may be bundled with third party applications for the purpose of monetizing online platforms, generating PPC revenue and covering financial losses. Bundling may be bypassed by choosing the custom installer of applications. GearScroll is also available for download on its official website. It may also be promoted on other software pages as a useful tool.

GearScroll Privacy Policy

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Reading the EULA and Privacy Policy of free applications is very important. When we reviews the PP of GearScroll, we found that the company may use a variety of data collection technologies to obtain information from users:

  • Browser cookies.
  • Web and DOM storage data.
  • Adobe Flash cookies.
  • Pixels.
  • Beacons.
  • JavaScript.
  • Anonymous unique identifier assigned to every user.

The technologies mentioned above may be used to collect non-identifiable information, such as browsing habits, visited websites, search entries, etc. However, personally identifiable information may also be collected. Besides the issues related to privacy, such applications may also cause occasional freezes and crashes of the browser and the system.

GearScroll Removal Options

Considering the potential issues the user may encounter while GearScroll is running in the background, its removal is advisory. A step-by-step guide is available below the article.

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1. Remove/Uninstall GearScroll

1. Remove/Uninstall GearScroll in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall GearScroll.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove GearScroll from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select GearScroll and click “Remove

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    After GearScroll is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate GearScroll and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After GearScroll is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select GearScroll to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After GearScroll has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on GearScroll
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall GearScroll. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the GearScroll will be removed.

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