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Oct 31, 2014

SnapMyScreen Removal Guide

Hi, there! How are you? Could you please help me? I am being redirected by a program named SnapMyScreen. I don’t know about it. After I searched for it, I got to know that it is unwanted program which is not good to be installed on the computer. I want get rid of it from my computer. But I don’t know how? Any suggestion would be so helpful. Millions of thanks!

More Information about This Malicious Adware

SnapMyScreen has been classified as a member of the risky adware that would like to attack millions of computer users. It is a free application which states that it is capable to help people to screenshots when browsing on the Internet. Actually, what it really does for people is contrary to what it states to do. Many people who use this application have complained about that a lot of ads are automatically added on their system after installing this program. Besides, this adware is usually bundled with other freeware without asking for permission of computer user and then install itself automatically on their system. So many users add it without intentions. After they found it on their computer, it is too late. The most important is that they ignore it and leave it on their computer for a long time. It is not wise to do the thing like that as it will mess up your computer. Therefore, if you found this virus on your computer, you should take actions to delete it from your computer as soon as possible.

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, SnapMyScreen just likes other program such as PremierDownloadManager Toolbar, MySearch or similar adware programs. Once you detected it from your computer, you should get rid of it immediately. It is designed by cyber criminals who use this rogue program to invade the most popular Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, etc, and then conduct their evil purposes on the infected computer. Once this program invades your computer, your default homepage and browser setting will be changed. Moreover, it will generate lots of pop-up boxes, advertisements and sponsored links when you are surfing the Internet. Other additional virus will be brought into your computer due to this virus. It is really a risky and pesky adware virus. To remove SnapMyScreen out of your computer should be an immediately task now.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of SnapMyScreen

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide:

SnapMyScreen adware hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of this adware

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end this adware’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to this adware through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

Although SnapMyScreen can be downloaded from it official website, usually it comes bundled to other free software that you can download by yourself from the Internet. Even well-known programs can contain bundles (that usually have some suspicious features), so it is recommended to be more careful when installing any new applications, especially if they are available free of charge. Always choose a Custom installation instead of a Basic one, even if the latter one is described as recommended. This will allow you to see all bundles and you will be able to refuse adding any unknown programs. Usually you will have to deselect some checkboxes next to indications about additional downloads. Step by step removal guide is the best way to remove this virus completely.

Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on October 31, 2014 6:04 am

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