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Remove Ads by Advanced ScreenSnapshot (Virus Removal Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Advanced ScreenSnapshotTool | Type: Adware

Is Advanced ScreenSnapshot virus dangerous?

If you receive “Advanced ScreenSnapshot ads” or “powered by Advanced ScreenSnapshot” advertisements, it means that your computer has been hijacked by an adware-type program. This program is called Advanced ScreenSnapshot adware, but some spyware researchers refer to it as Advanced ScreenSnapshotTool. Therefore, it is not a virus. Cyber security experts claim that this application is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and that there is no reason to rely on its ads. There is a great chance that clicking on them will lead you to high-risk Internet sites that promote questionable applications or ask to participate in shady surveys (which might ask you to provide your personal information!). We cannot claim that all of these ads are dangerous or that all of them cause redirects to suspicious domains; however, it would be best if you didn’t click on these ads at all.

No matter if you have installed this ad-supported program by your choice, or if it has entered your computer system without your knowledge, we advise you to remove it, since this program has more drawbacks than advantages. If you suspect that it is running on your computer, then open Windows Task Manager and check “Processes” tab. Scroll through the list of active applications and try to locate ScreenShotServ.exe process. If you can see it, then there is no doubt that your computer has been hijacked.

How did Advanced ScreenSnapshot hijack your computer system?

Questions about Ads by Advanced ScreenSnapshot

If you did not install Advanced ScreenSnapshotTool adware from its official website, it means that it has landed on your computer system alongside another free program, which you have probably installed using Default/Standard settings. You should not rely on them! Next time, select Advanced/Custom settings and then see if the installer recommends you any optional components, such as browser add-ons, plug-ins, or other applications. You should always deselect such additions because usually, they are not what they pretend to be. In most cases, these “recommended downloads” are not useful applications, but potentially unwanted programs.

Ads by Advanced ScreenSnapshot

What kind of program is it?

As we have already stated, Advanced ScreenSnapshotTool is yet another ‘adware’ and ‘potentially unwanted program’ that is closely related to third parties and is basically used for affiliate marketing. In most of the cases, it embeds itself into web browsers without requiring users permission. After that, its main task is to make people click as many ads of its sponsors as possible because it gets a certain amount of money for that as well. Despite Advanced ScreenSnapshot redirects and advertisements, there is another issue to discuss as well. It’s your privacy. Just like any other adware, it uses tracking cookies. Even though Privacy Policy indicated personally non-identifiable information as a request, we feel responsibility to inform you that among supposed non-personal details, third parties may collect some quite sensitive information, including PC’s IP address, location, data entered in certain websites (including social networks), and similar information. In addition, successful infiltration of Advanced ScreenSnapshot add-on is usually followed by browser’s slowdowns or in some of the cases even corruption of a default start page and search provider. Such scenario is highly probably since this adware is commonly spread in a bundle with various toolbars and plug-ins, such as,, Delta Toolbar, and so on. That’s why Advanced ScreenSnapshot is a warning sign that should prompt you to check your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or an alternative anti-malware tool.

Learn how to remove Advanced ScreenSnapshot from your device:

If you suspect Advanced ScreenSnapshot virus to be hiding in your computer, you should not waste your time and react before it starts causing doubtful activities. Be careful and try to stay clear of ads it sends to you, because typically, it seeks to promote suspicious third-party websites that may be filled with really doubtful content. For Advanced ScreenSnapshot removal, you have two options – manual and automatic. If you are an advanced computer user, you may quite successfully remove PUPs from your computer by yourself. Otherwise, you are strongly advised to remove PUPs automatically.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Advanced ScreenSnapshot ads, follow these steps:

Erase Advanced ScreenSnapshot from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Advanced ScreenSnapshot and related programs
    Here, look for Advanced ScreenSnapshot or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Advanced ScreenSnapshot from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Advanced ScreenSnapshot or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Advanced ScreenSnapshot from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Advanced ScreenSnapshot and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Advanced ScreenSnapshot removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Advanced ScreenSnapshot ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Advanced ScreenSnapshot should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Advanced ScreenSnapshot from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Advanced ScreenSnapshot and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Advanced ScreenSnapshot removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Advanced ScreenSnapshot from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Advanced ScreenSnapshot and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Advanced ScreenSnapshot removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Advanced ScreenSnapshot from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Advanced ScreenSnapshot or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Advanced ScreenSnapshot removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. jeanne says:
    June 29th, 2016 at 9:21 am

    This is not a good program … Dont use it to snap your pc screen…

  2. antony says:
    June 29th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Worst screen capturing program ever… displays SO MANY ADS!

  3. Man86 says:
    June 29th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    God knows when did I install this adware! I didnt know that it was bundled with one of those games that I have downloaded for my kid…

  4. Cody111 says:
    June 29th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Advanced ScreenSnapshot ads keep suggesting me to install other programs… I feel that it wants to install dangerous programs on my computer and just waits for my permission! I have downloaded Reimage, I hope that it will remove this adware for me.

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