ScrSnap Virus


ScrSnap is a malicious program that security experts recognize as a Trojan horse. The victims of ScrSnap may face issues like software manipulation, destruction of data, theft of personal information and more.

ScrSnap Virus

Once the ScrSnap Virus has infected you it will remain undetected.

Whether you’ve encountered unusual system errors recently, or your device runs slowly and refuses to respond to your commands, you might have been infected with a new online threat called ScrSnap. This Trojan horse infection is an advanced piece of malware that requires special attention and the information in this article is dedicated to supporting you in your efforts to detect and remove it. Below is a comprehensive removal guide with specific instructions and a professional program to help you remove the Trojan from your device. The virus may appear to be harmless online messages, a pop-up alert, an attractive-looking ad, a discount links, or a regular email with a malicious attachment that once opened can inject the harmful code. Basically, ScrSnap can infect users’ devices in one click and then it can silently carry out its illegal activities from the background of the system.

The ScrSnap Virus

What is typical for all Trojan representatives like ScrSnap is that they employ a variety of infection tactics in order to sneak into as many computers as possible without being detected. ScrSnap is no exception and uses a whole arsenal of transmitters that help it camouflage itself.

One of the very first tasks that such a Trojan can have is to try to disable the antivirus program on the computer, detect faults and outdated applications that can be exploited and block the Firewall. The hackers can use such malware to secretly rob their victims of sensitive information, copy and send files and other data to remote servers, track user keystrokes and spy on them via their webcam and mic. Sadly, most Trojans generally perform their criminal activities without any obvious symptoms and, thus, victims don’t usually see any proof of the presence of the infection until there is any actual harm to their device. That is why the use of a professional antimalware tool can be one of the most powerful ways to protect your PC and remove the infection before it completes its harmful activities.

If given the chance to remain in the system for long, a threat like ScrSnap can help its criminal creators to exploit the system the way they want and mess with the computer in a number of ways. The hackers can access the infected computer remotely, restart it, change its settings and interrupt or shut down its processes at certain intervals. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. ScrSnap can be used by the criminals as a tool that can carry out malicious background processes such as spam distribution, virus distribution, cryptocurrency mining and more. A Trojan like this one can also steal specific data or delete it, modify some files without the users’ knowledge, and even steal the passwords for online accounts. This malware may even get you infected with ransomware or spyware and secretly inject other viruses into the system. That’s why the first thing that you need to do when you decide to remove ScrSnap is to scan your entire computer with reliable security software that can detect such infections and deal with them at once.


Name ScrSnap
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans try to remain hidden in the system for long, thus, they normally hide their symptoms and lack visible indications of their presence.
Distribution Method Hackers spread Trojans via malicious email attachments, spam messages, pirated content, torrents, illegal websites and fake ads.
Detection Tool

ScrSnap Virus Removal

If you are looking for a way to remove ScrSnap you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for ScrSnap and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall ScrSnap as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of ScrSnap completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

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Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

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Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


  • Hi, I was trying to delete a virus which encripted my archives with the extension .REMK, I searched and followed the steps to resolve it. But in the process I found that Scrsnap was installed. Could it be the cause of my inicial problem? And I need to recover my archives is there a way to decryp them?

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