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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

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
  • Malware Execution Prevention
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