CamStudio is a free-of-charge open source program that is ad-supported and may impose the user to security risks. CamStudio is promoted as a useful tool that helps users record all screen and audio activity and create industry-standard AVI video files. CamStudio is set to user its built-in SWF Producer and thus turns AVI files into bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos known as SWFs. However, the program is reported to read and chance the user’s data and exploit it for malicious purposes. Considering the consequences, CamStudio’s uninstallation is highly recommended.
CamStudio General Description
Security research in 2013 and 2014 indicated that malicious code had been enclosed in some binary codes of the program. Later it was confirmed that CamStudio’s official website was contaminated with the infamous Artemis!0FEA2B12900D Trojan. Even though several months have passed, CamStudio continues to endanger users and their systems.
People who intend to download the software due to its luring description should keep in mind that it is systematically bundled with potentially unwanted and ad-supported applications such as Crazy Score Ads.
CamStudio Risk Evaluation
CamStudio is broadly considered a hazard to online security and a possible indication of malware infection. Users that have downloaded the program willingly may want to proceed towards scanning their systems so that all threats are detected. If users have not downloaded the program by choice, it may have entered the system alongside another free application available for download on legitimate freeware pages. The method is dubbed bundling and is widely applied by digital marketers and developers to cover money losses and monetize online platforms.
Once installed, CamStudio may also produce unwanted ad-related content in the form of pop-up/ pop-under windows, banners, in-text ads. Clicking any of it may cause unsafe browser redirects to attack’s pages. Another troublesome feature of ad-supported software is the employment of persistent cookies a.k.a. tracking cookies. In short, those cookies deliver a strong spyware component to the computer and may seriously invade the user’s private data.
CamStudio Removal Options
Once the user evaluates the risks brought by CamStudio, he should immediately remove the program from the system. The safest way to do that is by installing a powerful anti-malware solution to scan PC. A step-by-step guide is provided below the article to lead users through the removal process.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove CamStudio from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of CamStudio from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove CamStudio from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase CamStudio from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall CamStudio from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove CamStudio from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate CamStudio from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove CamStudio from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove CamStudio
Step 2: Uninstall CamStudio and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by CamStudio on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by CamStudio there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of CamStudio from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall CamStudio and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove CamStudio via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove CamStudio files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as CamStudio, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove CamStudio from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase CamStudio from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall CamStudio from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove CamStudio from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the CamStudio will be removed.
Eliminate CamStudio from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.