Seen on Screen “Virus” Pop-up Removal

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This page aims to help you remove the Seen on Screen “Virus” Pop-up. These Seen on Screen “Virus” pop-up removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

This article is focused on Seen on Screen “Virus” – a type of a browser hijacker. The main characteristics of all the existing hijackers that we can distinguish are the following ones:

  • They ONLY affect all of your browser apps: Firefox, Explorer, Opera or/and Chrome.
  • After catching such a program, your browser apps could begin the broadcast of a big number of online ads (banners/boxes/ pop-ups). And most importantly – such a production of ads could occur every single time when you try to surf the web.
  • Another potential result from such contamination is the redirecting processes, which your browsers may undertake. Your browsers might load websites you have never intended to open… ever.
  • One more consequence of the presence of Seen on Screen is the slight alteration of your browsers’ homepages and search engines. What you can expect is to see some completely unfamiliar ones when you open your browser apps.

Actually, the aforementioned characteristics apply to all the hijackers you may come across while surfing the web. This is their brief description in general.

How could a browser hijacker be characterized?

Besides the effects discussed in the previous paragraphs, all browser hijackers are promotion-oriented. Basically, this means the typical way they function is directly connected to the reason why they have been created in the first place. Actually, the main aim of any developer is to profit. On the other hand, the manufacturers of goods and the service providers are more than willing to invest great amounts of money into getting their products/ services/ software/ web pages/ homepages properly advertised. Browser hijackers could make the promotion of products successful and efficient.

Any expected suspicious activity that may result from Seen on Screen?

Indeed, there is really NOTHING similar between any form of a browser hijacker and any virus-related program. As a matter of fact, they have many differences. For instance, what distinguishes a version of Ransomware from a type of a hijacker is the ability of the Ransomware to encrypt predetermined files and make them all inaccessible to you. On the contrary, Seen on Screen is never given any access to your files. In fact, it may just access the database of your browsers, collect the information about your recent search requests, and send you only pop-ups somehow related to these searches. No hijacker has ever been able to encode any data or corrupt it in any way. As a result, we can state that browser hijackers are not malicious, still, they may appear to be quite shady due to the unclear ways they get to your computer, and the possible way they might affect your browser apps. All of these aspects have helped them earn the reputation of potentially unwanted software.

How your PC may get infected with Seen on Screen (or any browser hijacker):

Probably contrary to your beliefs, browser hijackers never infect any computer on their own. Actually, they will always have to ask you for your approval first and only then become a part of your system. However, this may happen quite suspiciously, as such a program almost never seeks the direct permission from the victim users. More or less, it depends on your naivete and your impatience to help it get incorporated into your PC. As a result of all of that, the only legal method of spreading hijackers is as components of bundles (free mixes of games, apps and programs). In this way, you willingly download such a combo as a result of your desire to use something from it.  

What happens if you perform a careless installation process because of impatience, lack of information, naiveté and what happens when you do it by the book?

Usually, an infection will follow, as by using the easiest and the automatic installation features, you are going to incorporate the entire bundle along with the advertising programs inside it into your system. As a result, our advice is to avoid the unsafe steps such as Default, Easy and Automatic, when the installation wizard gets displayed. As a result of making the right decision, however, and installing any bundle with special care, via the Customized or the Advanced installation features, you will get the chance to make only the necessary games/ programs/ apps components of your system.  

How to remove a hijacker as irritating as Seen on Screen?

As we really want to assist you with that, we recommend that you follow the steps that you will find in the Removal Guide below.


Name Seen on Screen
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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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.


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