What is SnapMyScreen Toolbar?
Sadly, Mindspark Interactive Network Inc has released SnapMyScreen Toolbar – a rogue application in order to mislead computer users and generate online marketing revenue. Indeed, previously the company has released dozens of other potentially unwanted programs. At first glance, SnapMyScreen Toolbar seem to be an useful application but the fact is it is malicious in nature and only works in the favor cyber punks. The toolbar is supposedly released to help computer users for taking screenshots of pages or Window. But the fact never hides, Security experts analyzed the source code of toolbar and uncovered that using the toolbar is risky. Since, it collects information about your online session including your personal identifying information.
SnapMyScreen extension may intrude your system while you install free program off the Internet. Evidently, free programs like PDF converter, Archive manager, Adobe flash player, Movie editor, Video Converter always carry SnapMyScreen Toolbar bundled with themselves. Actually such bundled programs are shared on less reputes online software store sites. There are few online sites that distribute free software, recommend you to download customized installer at first to proceed free programs installation. Actually Bundling allow threat actors to stealthy distribute their malicious programs bundled with other needful free programs. Here the point is that the potentially unwanted programs is always installed on potential victims’ computer during download of free software from freeware software distributor sites like brothersoft, softonic, cnet, downloads.com etc.
Why shouldn’t you use SnapMyScreen Toolbar?
There are dozens of reason that could answer the question perfectly. Let me explain few of them. First of all, SnapMyScreen Toolbar creates privacy issue by collecting your credentials and PII. More worse, it sends collected data to various remote locations that are operated by ads publishers or con artists. Though, once your credentials went in the wrong hands, you might receive spam calls/emails from con artists offering you unbelievable offers. In fact, they just try to extort money from you. Ignoring SnapMyScreen app infection could bring chaos in your normal life. Therefore, we recommend you to uninstall SnapMyScreen Toolbar from your computer immediately. Next, uninstallation guide is given below:
SnapMyScreen Toolbar Removal from Compromised PC
Before initiating SnapMyScreen Toolbar Removal, users need to reboot PC in Safe Mode. In case you are fully acquainted with it, you can proceed further, else click the link to know how to reboot PC in Safe Mode and Networking. (Win 7/8/10, XP/Vista/ Included.)
How To Delete Hidden Files and Folders Related to SnapMyScreen Toolbar
- Go to Start Menu, click on Control Panel and then Folder Options.
- Tap on View tab >> Advance Setting Category and select Hidden Files or Folders.
- Then after, you need to tick on Show Hidden Files and Folders.
- Finally, click on Apply and then hit OK button.
You need to open task manager by right click on taskbar and selecting start task manager as shown in picture
Now look at the various processes running and identify them [SnapMyScreen Toolbar process] , if they look suspicious then you need to end them. You can search for various processes running on google and take your decision about suspicious processes.
Now you need to open control panel. For this you need to run “appwiz.cpl” in run window.
Press Win key and R together, a window will appear. Now write “appwiz.cpl” to open control panel.
Now look out for add remove program in control panel. Open it and remove SnapMyScreen Toolbar or any suspicious programs installed.
Now you need to remove startup entries which are suspicious or not needed.
Click win key and R key together, a window will open write “msconfig” and hit enter
Now you need to go to the startup tab and browse through list of programs and uncheck suspicious programs from the list
You must be able to remove SnapMyScreen Toolbar by following these steps..If still facing problem, Opt for Automatic SnapMyScreen Toolbar Removal Process using Avast Free Antivirus.