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PrimaScope(.)com is a website of a platform hosting horoscope readings and other things. PrimaScope is considered adware because of all advertisements it generates. You can be redirected from the adverts and directed to sites related to the adware. A browser extension could be added to your browser apps. To remove the ads from your browsers, you should read the whole article.

Threat Summary

Name PrimaScope(.)com
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The site hosts advertisements and also generates such on other sites and services.
Symptoms You see advertising in your browsers – pop-ups, transitional, shopping ones and others.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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PrimaScope(.)com – Delivery Ways

PrimaScope(.)com is delivered with some third-party installs. Unknowing, you could get the adware installed on your PC, through a bundle package or freeware installation. Such installers could have more components ready for installation by default. To prevent unwanted operations from application setups is doable if you find a Custom or Advanced settings menu. Inside, you should see an option to deselect all additive items.

PrimaScope(.)com might also be delivered from a visit to a website with bad reputation or from a click on an advertisement, such as a pop-up or banner. That covers the mostly widespread ways of delivery of the adware. Browsers which are affected: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

PrimaScope(.)com – Detailed Information

PrimaScope(.)com a website offering horoscope readings, looking into your future with tarot cards and much more. But know that the site is considered adware due to producing advertising content on various websites around the Web. PrimaScope(.)com advertises engaging puzzles, fashion and style news in their ads as well.

On the snapshot here you see the main page of the website:

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If you have any software tightly connected to PrimaScope(.)com, in your browser apps or on your PC, you will surely see more advertisements while surfing the Internet. PrimaScope can redirect you to different websites, so be wary where you land on and on what you click.

Adverts could contain some of the following texts:

  • Ads by PrimaScope(.)com
  • Advertisement by PrimaScope(.)com
  • Ad by PrimaScope(.)com
  • Advert from PrimaScope(.)com
  • Powered by PrimaScope(.)com
  • Brought to you by PrimaScope(.)com

PrimaScope might produce a lot of redirects among the adverts. The idea behind the redirects is to generate web traffic and from that traffic to make revenue to the adware owners on a pay-per-click basis. The redirects can lead to their horoscope page, too.

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The advertising content related to the adware is of all types. The advertisements tied with PrimaScope(.)com which are displayed on web pages as pop-ups, pop-unders, text links, banner, interstitial, shopping or transitional adverts. Banners and other ads can be based on web content you have previously viewed.

The Privacy Policy of PrimaScope(.)com seen in the picture below, starts with a famous quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson “Be silly, be honest, be kind”. And the policy is indeed honest – it clearly states that personally and non-personally identifiable information is going to be collected. PrimaScope(.)com shares information with third-party advertising networks and advertisers. They state that all information collected by them can be transferred to a new company if said company buys them out.

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Information which is collecte, according to the Policy:

  • Browser – type and version
  • Your Name
  • Geographic location
  • Your Email address
  • Search queries, pages viewed and ones you visit on the site
  • Operating system (OS) – type and version
  • Date and time stamp
  • Your IP addresses
  • Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Installed programs and running processes/services
  • Content of web pages you visit, URLs and HTML

PrimaScope uses cookies, web beacons as well as other similar tracking technologies to gather information from its users. Third parties affiliated with them might also use cookies to gather data. If you do not like personally identifiable information about you to be gathered and shared, you should remove the adware and all that is connected to it.

Remove PrimaScope(.)com Completely from Your PC

To remove PrimaScope(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instruction guide provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of all adverts or redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can help keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove PrimaScope(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PrimaScope(.)com

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall PrimaScope(.)com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors 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:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PrimaScope(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by PrimaScope(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for PrimaScope(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of PrimaScope(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall PrimaScope(.)com and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to PrimaScope(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to PrimaScope(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to PrimaScope(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove PrimaScope(.)com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as PrimaScope(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove PrimaScope(.)com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PrimaScope(.)com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for PrimaScope(.)com:


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Remove PrimaScope(.)com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase PrimaScope(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall PrimaScope(.)com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove PrimaScope(.)com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the PrimaScope(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate PrimaScope(.)com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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