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What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,558
United States Rank #26,236
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.31 days
481.00 days >
Average installed length: 252.73 days


1.0.7907.151 100.00%

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What is SnapMyScreen?

SnapMyScreen is an ad-supported toolbar/addon for Chrome that may deliver third-party Advertisements in the form of coupons, price-comparisons, display media, affiliate links and other links through means including but not limited to the content of any web page accessed, plug-ins, add-ons, or the browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying Advertisements.

From the EULA: We automatically collect information from your computer and/or device when you use the MS Services or use its search functionality. This information may include, but not limited to, the keyword query, search query text, time of day, browser type, default language setting, IP address, an anonymous unique ID, the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the website, the data in any undeleted cookies that your browser previous accepted from us, software installed upon and/or devices connected to your computer and/or device, and a code which identifies the marketing or distribution source of the MS Product used by you to conduct your search. If the search query is being generated as the result of a misspelled URL or search term entered in to the browser address bar, we may also receive the misspelled URL address or search term."

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

Take screenshots easily with our FREE application and Chrome New Tab. Grab a full screenshot or a portion of your window. Select, crop and share with a FREE image editor. We may share your Personal Information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include ...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SnapMyScreen.
snapmyscreen.exe (0f6f8ac021a0a8c74f63015a9d1785aa) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 MyWebSearch
AVware MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.85
G Data 15.4.25 Win32.Adware.Mindspark
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hzj
VIPRE Antivirus 38922 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.snapmyscreen.com/index.jhtml
Help link: www.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mindspark\SnapMyScreen
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Mindspark\SnapMyScreen\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Mindspark\SnapMyScreen\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 2.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SnapMyScreen

Program executable:snapmyscreen.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\mindspark\snapmyscreen\snapmyscreen.exe
Additional files:
  • RebootRequired.exe - Reboot Required
  • DesktopSdk.dll - DesktopSdk
  • UnifiedLogging.dll - UnifiedLogging
  • manifest.json
  • Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll - Compiled Microsoft Help 2.0 Title
  • Verify.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SnapMyScreen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{79C1D3AC-0744-4080-B795-D61C2F579D03}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SnapMyScreen.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SnapMyScreen' which loads as C:\Program Files\Mindspark\SnapMyScreen\SnapMyScreen.exe /hidden.

How do I remove SnapMyScreen?

You can uninstall SnapMyScreen from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SnapMyScreen, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SnapMyScreen.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.95%
Windows 10 41.26%
Windows Vista 4.90%
Windows XP 4.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.57%
Windows 8.1 20.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.89%
Windows 7 Professional 9.79%
Windows 10 Home 6.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.76%
  Germany 10.91%
  Canada 8.48%
  United Kingdom 5.45%
  Australia 3.64%
  IQ 2.42%
  Italy 2.42%
  Czech Republic 1.82%
  Spain 1.82%
  Finland 1.82%
  South Africa 1.82%
  Austria 1.21%
  BD 1.21%
  DK 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.41%
Acer 23.66%
Dell 11.83%
Lenovo 8.60%
ASUS 6.45%
Intel 3.23%
Medion 3.23%
Samsung 2.15%
Toshiba 2.15%
Gateway 1.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.89%
HP Compaq 6715s (GS561AV) 1.89%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.89%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 1.89%
LENOVO 20150 1.89%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com


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