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What is ScreenShot?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that ScreenShot is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by ScreenShot?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:


and these icons on your desktop and in your taskbar:


This is the configuration window of the program:


How did ScreenShot get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove ScreenShot?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of ScreenShot?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes ScreenShot completely.
  • The shortcut called ScreenShot on the desktop can be deleted if it belonged to the rogue.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the ScreenShot adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 (AJWOATY ixgyxjuih) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe
 (gdogiagz Giokyyqeu) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\ScreenShot.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [SSMaker] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe [1709208 2016-07-14] (AJWOATY ixgyxjuih)

ScreenShot (HKCU\...\ScreenShot) (Version:  - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot
       Adds the file ScreenShot.exe"="7/14/2016 7:33 PM, 706200 bytes, A
       Adds the file SSMaker.exe"="7/14/2016 7:33 PM, 1709208 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstaller.exe"="7/12/2016 4:14 PM, 70676 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file ScreenShot.lnk"="7/29/2016 9:02 AM, 971 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "SSMaker"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "ScreenShot"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\uninstaller.exe"
       "ksalf"="REG_SZ", "eyJ1cmwiICAgOiAgICJodHRwOi8vdHlwaGVyb3NvcGlsZHMucnUiICAsICAidGltZW91dF9taW4iICA6ICA5MH0="
       "Main"="REG_SZ", "1"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 7/29/2016
Scan Time: 9:13 AM
Logfile: mbamScreenShot.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.07.29.03
Rootkit Database: v2016.05.27.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 316092
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 15 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 3
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe, 3592, Delete-on-Reboot, [7552ae7bb0ea8ea86fa0169fb4500000]
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe, 3288, Delete-on-Reboot, [7552ae7bb0ea8ea86fa0169fb4500000]
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\ScreenShot.exe, 3120, Delete-on-Reboot, [eddafe2b683250e68588c5f0d92b7888]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SCREENSHOT, Quarantined, [40872bfe5545fd39435a982347bd36ca], 

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|SSMaker, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe", Quarantined, [7552ae7bb0ea8ea86fa0169fb4500000]
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SCREENSHOT|DisplayName, ScreenShot, Quarantined, [40872bfe5545fd39435a982347bd36ca]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 3
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\SSMaker.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [7552ae7bb0ea8ea86fa0169fb4500000], 
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\ScreenShot\ScreenShot.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [eddafe2b683250e68588c5f0d92b7888], 
PUP.Optional.ScreenShot, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\typherosopilds.ru_EU.exe, Quarantined, [379058d17d1d1e180ad306ac8084936d], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
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