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Screen Boost Removal Manual

Screen Boost is described as a potentially unwanted application (PUP) with adware features compatible with Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. Screen Boost slogan is “Get more out of browsing”, thus promising to enhance the browsing experience. Instead, it provides numerous advertisements and may redirect users to threatening pages where malware is distributed.

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Screen Boost Spreading Method

warning-adwareThe most common distribution method for PUPs is bundled downloading, and Screen Boost makes no difference. If you see ads sponsored by Screen Boost, you have most probably downloaded the app alongside another free tool chosen from the Internet. If you opted out of automatic installation, you would have noticed and accordingly deselected the additional piece of software.

In other cases, potentially unwanted applications are available for downloads on third-party software websites. Users should always be cautious when deciding on free applications. Frequently updating your AV tool is one way to prevent adware and PUP invasion.

Screen Boost Potential Risks

The ads generated by Screen Boost are suspected to be spread via a remote server, so users may notice that their Internet speed is slower than usual. Adware-like apps may also affect the computer’s overall performance, causing freezes and crashes.

Furthermore, users’ security is also put at risk since adware is known to add tracking cookies to the browser. Search queries, browsing histories, and website credentials may be exposed and sent to suspicious digital marketers.
Finally, adware is often employed to spread malware across the Web through unwanted redirects.

Screen Boost Removal Steps

Keeping in mind all the potential risks brought by PUPs and adware, their removal is advisory.
To remove Screen Boost, you may try to complete the manual guide below or run a trustworthy anti-malware tool.
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1. Remove/Uninstall Screen Boost

1. Remove/Uninstall Screen Boost in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Screen Boost.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Screen Boost from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Screen Boost and click “Remove

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    After Screen Boost is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Screen Boost and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Screen Boost is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Screen Boost to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Screen Boost has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Screen Boost
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Screen Boost. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Screen Boost will be removed.

    3. Remove Screen Boost automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Screen Boost automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

    To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
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