The MyPrintScreen is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). If you get the MyPrintScreen on your personal computer, this adware can change the web browser’s settings like newtab page, default search provider and homepage and install harmful add-on which will show a lot of annoying pop-up ads within the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge and Firefox screen. It is important, don’t click on the MyPrintScreen advertisements, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading pages. The best option is to use the step-by-step guidance posted below to clean your PC of MyPrintScreen software and thereby remove any unwanted pop-up ads.
What is more, the MyPrintScreen adware that causes a large amount of annoying advertisements, may show ads depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, without your permission, steals confidential information about you such as: your ip address, what is a page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking, and much, much more.
Even worse, the MyPrintScreen adware may monetize its functionality by collecting confidential data from your browsing sessions. This personal information, subsequently, can be easily transferred third party companies. This puts your confidential data at a security risk.
The MyPrintScreen adware often change all internet browser shortcut files that located on your Desktop to force you visit various intrusive ad web sites. As a result, your web browser can still redirect you to an unwanted ad page despite your system is actually clean of adware and other malicious software.
We strongly advise that you perform the steps below which will help you to delete MyPrintScreen using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove MyPrintScreen adware
There are a few methods that can be used to delete MyPrintScreen . But, not all potentially unwanted applications such as this ad supported software can be completely deleted utilizing only manual methods. Most often you’re not able to delete any adware using standard Microsoft Windows options. In order to delete MyPrintScreen you need complete a few manual steps and use reliable removal tools. Most IT security professionals states that Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or AdwCleaner tools are a right choice. These free programs are able to scan for and get rid of MyPrintScreen from your PC system and revert back your web browser settings to defaults.
To remove MyPrintScreen, use the following steps:
- Manual MyPrintScreen adware removal
- Deleting the MyPrintScreen, check the list of installed programs first
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been infected by adware
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove MyPrintScreen from IE
- Remove MyPrintScreen adware from Google Chrome
- Delete MyPrintScreen from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- How to delete MyPrintScreen adware with freeware
- Block unwanted ads
- Method of MyPrintScreen adware intrusion into your computer
- To sum up
Manual MyPrintScreen adware removal
These steps to get rid of MyPrintScreen adware without any programs are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove this MyPrintScreen ad supported software which designed to reroute your internet browser to various ad sites.
Deleting the MyPrintScreen, check the list of installed programs first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted programs, adware apps and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following example.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown programs.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been infected by adware
After the ad supported software is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it’ll open an undesired web-site.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut file. Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser and select the “Properties” option and it’ll open the properties of the shortcut file. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field like below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been altered by MyPrintScreen ad-supported software, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown in the figure below.
In order to fix the affected shortcut file, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts that have been changed by MyPrintScreen adware that causes a lot of annoying pop-ups.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is complete, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers that are re-directed to unwanted web-pages.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an intrusive site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by the MyPrintScreen adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by the MyPrintScreen adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove MyPrintScreen from IE
In order to restore all internet browser new tab, default search provider and home page you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of MyPrintScreen that created to redirect your web browser to various ad web-sites, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like newtab page, search engine by default and home page to default state.
Remove MyPrintScreen adware from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as search provider, homepage and newtab page to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser redirects to MyPrintScreen ads.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Delete MyPrintScreen from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as new tab page, startpage and search engine by default have been changed by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the screen below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the MyPrintScreen adware that redirects your web browser to undesired ad sites. Once, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
How to delete MyPrintScreen adware with freeware
AntiMalware programs differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus apps and so on. We recommend you run the following free apps: Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti Malware and AdwCleaner. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can identify the ad supported software and remove MyPrintScreen ad-supported software from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
Automatically delete MyPrintScreen adware with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool that can get rid of ad supported software, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Download Zemana on your machine by clicking on the following link.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, start the setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to start scanning your personal computer for the MyPrintScreen adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. While the Zemana Free program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once finished, a list of all items found is produced. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove MyPrintScreen adware which made to redirect your browser to various ad pages and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your system.
Remove MyPrintScreen ad supported software with Malwarebytes
Manual MyPrintScreen ad-supported software removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine of ad supported software. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, hijackers and toolbars that your system can be infected too.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware from the following link.
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- When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the MyPrintScreen ad-supported software that redirects your internet browser to annoying ad web sites. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- When finished, MalwareBytes will open a scan report. When you’re ready, press “Quarantine Selected”. After the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video offers a step by step instructions on how to get rid of hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Scan and clean your machine of ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner frees your PC from browser hijackers, PUPs, unwanted toolbars, web browser extensions and other undesired apps such as MyPrintScreen ad supported software that causes browsers to display undesired ads. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your computer to its fullest. AdwCleaner uses the (c) Malwarebytes technology to look for if there are unwanted programs in your system. You can review the scan results, and select the items you want to erase.
Visit the page linked below to download AdwCleaner. Save it to your Desktop.
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When the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” . AdwCleaner tool will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out MyPrintScreen which causes unwanted ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan AdwCleaner will find out threats present on your PC system.
As the scanning ends, you may check all threats found on your PC as shown below.
You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will begin to remove MyPrintScreen which causes annoying popup advertisements. Once that process is finished, the utility may ask you to restart your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block unwanted ads
Using an ad-blocking application like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocking software will also protect you from malicious advertisements and web-sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to misleading similar web pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your computer from the link below.
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When downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions like below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Method of MyPrintScreen adware intrusion into your computer
Most of annoying advertisements such as MyPrintScreen ads come from web-browser toolbars, web browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and optional apps. Most often, these items claim itself as programs which improve your experience on the World Wide Web by providing a fast and interactive homepage or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted applications. Be cautious, start only reputable apps which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and suspicious software.
To sum up
Once you have finished the guidance outlined above, your machine should be clean from MyPrintScreen that cause undesired ads to appear and other malware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.