What is Capturescreen.ocx? Should I remove it?

capturescreen.ocx is the file related to possibly malicious parasite

capturescreen.ocx is the particular type of data that can trigger errors on the system or even be related to malware pieces. It is known that users complain about the issue with this ActiveX control piece due to setup issues or the malware relation. If the problem is associated with the error and occurs due to the software piece, reinstalling the application that needs this OCX file can help. Updating the software to the latest version or upgrading your OS is always recommended when issues with performance occur.

Name capturescreen.ocx
Type The original file of the application for screen capturing, but can possibly spread malware
Issues The system might get affected by the trojan or different virus
Diagnosis Needed
Elimination You can remove the threat with the AV tool and see if the file is related to viruses or not
Recovery If the issue is related to system damage- run ReimageIntego

However, when the file is related to real malware and malicious pieces it can be crucial to remove this infection properly – with anti-malware tools. capturescreen.ocx is a malicious file related to a dangerous parasite, which uses it to harm your system, installed software, and other files, or violate your privacy by spying on you and stealing your sensitive information.

The exact purpose of the file depends on the parasite's type and implemented functions. However, do not forget that there are normal and useful files too. Not all such pieces found on the machine can be malware-related. This is why you need SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes and a system check.

Some threats may use capturescreen.ocx to display pop-up advertisements, track your browsing habits, or contact a predetermined remote server. Others may need it to compromise system security or deliver severe damage to your computer. In any case, DO NOT open this file!

However, there are particular instances when these files create issues due to compatibility and other problems, not the malware. One of the errors related to this file :

 Run-time error '336':
Component 'CaptureScreen.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

It is possible that your device has an infection or a malicious program that affects the performance significantly, so you need diagnosis with anti-malware tools. The system scan shows what is the root cause for the experienced issues and you can decide if you need to delete the file or repair these issues with tools like ReimageIntego or particular updates and reinstallations.

Files can have doubles and copies

Most of the files that are considered to be malicious come as copies of commonly found data or particularly mimics the system data that users would not consider suspicious normally. You might not bat an eye when the executable file is running in the background because there are a few common pieces that need to control activities and processes.

But virus developers use this tendency to their advantage and make sure to release infections that pose as commonly seen files. You do not notice the infection when the pirated installation or email has the additional piece and you install the threat instead of the proper application or the document.

Removal tips and diagnosis importance for the suspicious file

The capturescreen.ocx file is installed and used by keylogger NetSpy KeyLogger in some of the cases. Sometimes the presence of the file does not indicate that your computer is infected. It can be an essential system file or a file installed by harmless legitimate software and therefore may not pose any threat to your privacy and the system.

Although such cases are quite rare, you should thoroughly examine capturescreen.ocx before completely deleting or leaving it in the system. You can do that by running a tool like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. These security pieces indicate any malicious programs and data. Do not forget to fix possible virus damage and use ReimageIntego for that.

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