Seen On Screen is a doubtful browser hijacker, that supposedly allow users to find and watch movie trailers. This browser hijacker collects various information related to users’ web browsing activity including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, search queries entered into search engines, websites visited, etc
How does it gets into the computer?
Most users install this application unintentionally. Developers employ a deceiving software as per their marketing policy called ‘bundling’ and this hijacks the home page and all the saved web pages. It infects the computer and takes the user to its own search engine.
Browser Behavioral Changes:
- When you launch the infected browser, the homepage gets changed.
- The default search engine changes to ‘mysearch.com’
- The infected page will have options on the toolbar, to search for your favorite movies.
Targeted Browser: –
This browser hijacker acts differently on different browsers. It targets:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
How to Remove ‘Seen On Screen’?
You can remove ‘Seen On Screen’ using either of the given two methods:
Automatic: To remove ‘Seen On Screen’ using SeenOnScreen_RemovalTool
Manual: To remove ‘Seen On Screen’ manually
Removal Tool For Seen On Screen
scan your PC with ‘Seen On Screen Removal Tool‘
- Download Seen On Screen RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
Seen On Screen RemovalTool
- As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
NOTE: You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.
- Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
- A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
- Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
- To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
- A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.
Steps to remove Seen On Screen Redirect.
- Press +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
- In the dialog box which appears type the following path: %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
- Go to Default and navigate to ‘Extensions’ folder inside it.
- Delete the folder which is named similar to ‘iicooghkcfamdlmbdgknmdbaldgleknd’ and ‘hfggamejlkelbnglgpkanonconbfpecn’.
- Go back to Google Chrome.
- Now, go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions and delete the extension named ‘Seen On Screen’.
- Go to Tools tab on your Internet Explorer and select Manage add-ons tab.
- Select the option of ‘Toolbar and Extension’ and then delete the unwanted extension from there.
- In the other option ‘Search providers’. You can manage your search engine manually.
- Select the search engine and click set as default option according to your favorite one.
- If you are not able to change the settings from with the above steps. Click on Tool option >Internet Option >Advanced>Reset
- From this you can reset your browser such as default setting.
Tips to Prevent Seen On Screen Toolbar From Infecting Your System:
- Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like Seen On Screen Redirect. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
- Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
- Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
- Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
- Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.