How to Remove ScreenGlaze Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove ScreenGlaze Virus. This ScreenGlaze Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Due to its ability to infiltrate your PC without any permission, ScreenGlaze has been classified as an adware application. The program is not so dangerous, though it is considered as potentially unwanted because when present on your computer, it might cause you various security issues. For that reason, the best thing you could do in this case is to remove ScreenGlaze from the system without any hesitation.

One installed on your PC, ScreenGlaze will display a screensaver in case you are inactive for 3 minutes or more. On this screensaver, you will see a search box. Some computer users might think that it is useful, as they will be able to find the relevant information more quickly, however, the truth is entirely different.

What you should know about ScreenGlaze, is that it uses the website Trovi.com, which is an unreliable search provider. Thus, even if ScreenGlaze looks like a very helpful application, you’d better not keep it on the system only because it allows you to search for the information straight from your monitor.

As already mentioned above, ScreenGlaze is capable of entering your PC without asking for any permission. Nevertheless, a bigger problem is that the adware application usually travels bundled with other suspicious programs, such as MyPC Backup, Super Optimizer, and PC Speed Up. In fact, this is the main reason why ScreenGlaze has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

Keep in mind that all the aforementioned applications are considered as unreliable, thus it is very important that you remove them from your virtual machine. Meanwhile, you should be aware that other undesirable programs might also slither onto your computer in the future, so you must be sure that your PC is well-protected from any malicious software. The easiest way to do this is by installing an antimalware software on the system and keep it enabled all the time.

Due to the fact that ScreenGlaze is not so dangerous infection, you can erase the PUP via Control Panel. In order to help you to do that, the manual removal instructions have been provided below this article. By following the removal instructions in their right exact order, you can delete the adware application entirely. Yet, you can also remove virtual threats automatically if you install a reliable antimalware tool on your computer. This tool will help you to locate and delete all the potentially unwanted programs from your PC.

The good news about ScreenGlaze is that its removal is not a hard process. As already mentioned, you can delete the program either manually, or automatically. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will find and erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against any viruses.

ScreenGlaze Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove ScreenGlaze Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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