What is SnapMyScreen?

SnapMyScreen is a new browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) posing as a toolbar designed for those of us who love cats. It might seem quite appealing but the SnapMyScreen tool will take control of your browser and change your browser’s settings without you agreeing to it. It will also gather information about your search queries and browsing information. The SnapMyScreen toolbar can be downloaded from its official site (SnapMyScreen.com) but also comes together with certain software as a hidden tool that the user might not want to have on their computer. We recommend you uninstall SnapMyScreen, whether you chose to download it or not.


How does SnapMyScreen spread?

SnapMyScreen has its own official webpage where you can download the tool. Many cat lovers usually get the toolbar that way. But there are those who did not want SnapMyScreen on their computer. You might wonder how they got it then. Well, SnapMyScreen can come with other free software. When you are installing something you download from the Internet, you should always use the Advanced or Custom settings. If you use Default settings, you might miss additional and potentially dangerous software that will automatically install. Unless you use Advanced or Custom settings, SnapMyScreen might be installed onto the computer. Whichever way you obtained it, you should take care to remove SnapMyScreen.

What does SnapMyScreen do?

Once it’s on your computer, the SnapMyScreen tool will change your browser’s settings. You will find that your home page, new tabs and search engine have been changed to its domain. When you use your favorite browser, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will be redirected to the SnapMyScreen domain. You can not change the settings back unless you delete SnapMyScreen. The SnapMyScreen tool allows you to customize your page by setting wallpapers of cats and having it display the weather. It does everything to make you believe that it is a site you would want to use but in reality it gathers information about you and gives it to third parties. All your search queries and browsing information might end up in third party hands and they will use it for their own purposes, which could lead to identity theft. In order to avoid such problems, you should uninstall SnapMyScreen.

SnapMyScreen also redirects you to certain websites in order to generate traffic. More traffic means more money for site owners. Those sites might also be full of serious malware that will automatically download and install if you visit them. SnapMyScreen is designed to make money and not to make your browsing experience more pleasant. Therefore, SnapMyScreen removal is recommended.

SnapMyScreen removal

SnapMyScreen might seem like a convenient tool to use but if you want to avoid it tracking your browsing, giving the information to third parties and potentially ending up with a Trojan, you should delete SnapMyScreen. To remove SnapMyScreen, you are advised to use malware removal software.

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall SnapMyScreen and related programs.

Remove SnapMyScreen from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete SnapMyScreen from Windows 8

Uninstall SnapMyScreen from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall SnapMyScreen from Windows 7

Delete SnapMyScreen from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove SnapMyScreen from Windows XP

Remove SnapMyScreen from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for SnapMyScreen or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

SnapMyScreen removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete SnapMyScreen from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. SnapMyScreen IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) SnapMyScreen IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. SnapMyScreen IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. SnapMyScreen IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. SnapMyScreen IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. SnapMyScreen IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. SnapMyScreen IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. SnapMyScreen IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase SnapMyScreen from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. SnapMyScreen Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. SnapMyScreen Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. SnapMyScreen Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. SnapMyScreen Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. SnapMyScreen Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. SnapMyScreen Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. SnapMyScreen Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. SnapMyScreen Chrome extensions disable
    SnapMyScreen Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. SnapMyScreen Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. SnapMyScreen Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. SnapMyScreen Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove SnapMyScreen from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). SnapMyScreen Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. SnapMyScreen Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. SnapMyScreen Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. SnapMyScreen Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. SnapMyScreen Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. SnapMyScreen Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. SnapMyScreen Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. SnapMyScreen Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall SnapMyScreen from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. SnapMyScreen Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. SnapMyScreen Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable SnapMyScreen and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. SnapMyScreen Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. SnapMyScreen Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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