SnapMyScreen (Virus Removal Guide)

SnapMyScreen

SnapMyScreen by myway is recognized as very instructive adware by reputable security vendors. The SnapMyScreen extension will change your homepage, new tab, and default search engine. This will cause affected browsers to continuously redirect to sponsored webpages. The SnapMyScreen extension also has permissions allowing it to change your settings and collect personal information.

SnapMyScreen

The SnapMyScreen extension is known to bundle with and be advertised alongside other potentially unwanted programs and malware. These programs may utilize unethical advertising methods in order to persuade users to manually install them. Advertisements may claim that SnapMyScreen is something it is not, or that a program which automatically installs this adware is something it is not.

SnapMyScreen adware can also enter your computer or attach to your browser without your knowledge and consent. In some cases, SnapMyScreen adware will be included as a custom installation for third-party products such as freeware, download managers, and torrent files. It will automatically download in the background while you work on your computer after a third-party program or file has been introduced to your computer. Users may also be given an opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install this program.

If you notice ads by SnapMyScreen in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari it is recommended to remove the adware immediately and scan your computer with reputable software to locate any additional threats that may be present. Our test machine was able to locate hundreds of malicious files that were introduced to our machine alongside this adware.

SnapMyScreen extension

It truly baffles me how intrusive myway browser extensions are. They have so many unnecessary permission set allowing to them perform very undesirable tasks. For example, the SnapMyScreen extension for Google Chrome can read and change all your data on the websites you visit, read and change your browsing history, manage your downloads, manage your apps, extensions, and themes, and communicate with cooperating native applications like SnapMyScreen Supporting Application and other myway  and Mindspark Interactive products.

Threat Details

Name SnapMyScreen, SnapMyScreen Supporting Application, SnapMyScreen virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description Take screenshots with the free Chrome New Tab & supporting application.
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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How to remove SnapMyScreen (Virus Removal Guide)

This SnapMyScreen removal guide will remove SnapMyScreen, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall SnapMyScreen and unwanted programs
  4. Remove SnapMyScreen extension
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall SnapMyScreen and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall SnapMyScreen and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for SnapMyScreen Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled SnapMyScreen Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove SnapMyScreen extension

The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

SnapMyScreen removal

2. Search for the SnapMyScreen extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the SnapMyScreen add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the SnapMyScreen add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the SnapMyScreen extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.