Update August 2019. What is Screencapture.app? How to remove Screencapture.app completely from your Mac? How to try and restore your Mac back to normal working state?
Screencapture.app is one of those apps that come with a bonus – a virus that is installed alognside it. If you have installed the Screencapture.app, then there is a strong possibility that you could be having a virus on your Mac that aims to monitor your every move. Viruses like the Screencapture.app could begin to perform all sorts of menaces, including steal your data and passwords from your Mac. Read this article to learn more about Screencapture.app and learn how you can remove it completely.
|Type||Trojan for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Screencapture.app is a computer virus whose main goal is to steal files from users’ computers and use those files and information for malicious purposes.|
|Symptoms||Screencapture.app could be advertised as a legitimate screen capture software on third-party sites.|
|Distribution Method||The primary distribution method is the app itself, which could also be bundled.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Screencapture.app Virus.|
Screencapture.app – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Screencapture.app could be spread via a variety of ways, the primary of which could be via software bundling. The primary idea of this is to get the program to be spread by being added to the installers of other apps for Mac. There it may be advertised as an optional offer or a free extra to the current install.
Either way, when it is installed, the Screencapture.app may begin to add files in your main libraries. From there, the app may install a spyware component, whose main goal could be to:
- Log the keystrokes you type.
- Obtain information about the data you transfer.
- Steal your passwords.
- Take screenshots.
- Control your microphone and audio.
Screencapture.app could also perform other, more sophisticated activities, such as update itself and even download and run files in a hidden manner without your consent and knowledge. These activities altogether make this app recommend for removal.
Remove Screencapture.app from Your Mac
In order for you to remove Screencapture.app effectively, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal instructions down below. They have been created with the primary purpose to help you delete this virus step by step. If you want a fast and effective removal of Screencapture.app at a click of a button, then we recommend that you download and run a scan of your Mac by using a professional Mac anti-malware scanner. This software aims to detect and delete all virus files and objects related to Screencapture.app and make sure your Mac is safe.
Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:
- Backup your files in case the worst happens.
- Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
- Arm yourself with patience.
Step 1: Uninstall Screencapture.app Virus 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 Screencapture.app Virus 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: Remove Screencapture.app Virus – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Screencapture.app Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Screencapture.app Virus, 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.