The ScreenGlaze virus is a phrase used to identify a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the adware group of computer threats that aids pop-up advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. ScreenGlaze is known to generate new tasks and is scheduled to run every time Windows starts.

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What is ScreenGlaze?

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  • This program bundles with third-party malware, malicious files, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
  • This program can read and alter all your data on the websites you attend.
  • This program can read and change your browsing history.
  • This program can manage your apps, extensions, and themes.
  • This program can govern your downloads.

How does ScreenGlaze get on a computer?

The ScreenGlaze virus (although not technically a computer virus) is often contracted without knowledge alongside free downloadable content, like freeware, shareware, torrents, and other items. Mostly, internet users are presented the chance to accept or decline a custom offer to install this program and other items; However, the offer to decline the program from installing is often ignored by the distributor and presented in a deceitful manner.

How to remove ScreenGlaze

Step 1: Remove ScreenGlaze add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the ScreenGlaze extension and other suspicious extensions. Remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the ScreenGlaze add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the ScreenGlaze add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel using the steps below.

Step 2: Uninstall ScreenGlaze

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for ScreenGlaze and other unwanted programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 3: Scan your computer for malware

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

4. Once the malware scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with potential ScreenGlaze malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted programs using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential ScreenGlaze malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

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