How to remove vSnapShot from the computer and browsers

This page is going to help you to remove vSnapShot from the system. Except that, we will tell you what the purpose of such programs as vSnapShot is and why they are so perilous.


vSnapShot adware

What is vSnapShot. Removal reasons and methods

vSnapShot is an adware that infected your PC and made the browsers completely useless, due to irritating ads. There are many opportunities for this tool to get into the PC, but the very popular of them is bundled installation. Bundled installation is the easiest way for scammers to get into the user’s computer not just because of described advantages but also because of maximum safety. All that they need is to spread the viral bundle once for most possible quantity of torrent trackers as possible, and wait for the outcome. Let's figure out this system in detail. To start with, hackers need a popular software to put it in a bundle and use its name. This tool should be popular among users and toll-free. It could also be a cracked version of the paid program. The trickiest quality of a bundle is that you cannot open it and see the content. The only possible procedure is the installation. Actually it's a clean deceit, since hackers tell you that you will get a fine tool and you get viruses instead of it. If you don't remember that you installed vSnapShot, but remember that you downloaded other toll-free utilities - apparently vSnapShot has infected your PC in this manner.

Have you seen the annoying advertising banners on the Internet? Of course you did, since Internet can’t exist without ads recent years, but were these ads acceptable? Did they emerge few times in a minute, occluding the entire screen or the buttons and links on the webpage which you're currently viewing? Did they appear over and over again without possibility to close or hide them? If you can positively answer at least on one of these questions, it's time for you to scan the PC for undesired programs. If you read our entry you'll know more about adware in general and vSnapShot in particular.



Most of victims of advertising programs want to know the answer to the question: what is the goal of the work of vSnapShot, and why scammers create hundreds of suchlike programs every month? The purpose of vSnapShot's work is money, and fraudsters get a lot from every infected computer. Any advertising banner receives payment for the quantity of clicks that were made on it, so the scheme is plain: many computers - tons of clicks - more money. Don't forget that obsessive advertising usually pops up on the most inconvenient spots and it can’t be closed - there is a lot of incidental clicks, which allows swindlers to gain benefit and make more viruses.

The most important thing that vSnapShot does is the change of some system and browser settings. Such changes usually affect pop-ups and warnings when downloading files. After that vSnapShot alters the search provider and homepage, substituting the set websites with the URL of hacker's website. After that, adware appends some items to registry which can reinstall advertising tool in case of deletion. Thanks to these measures, vSnapShot protects itself from deletion, and keeps generating advertising even if user alters the browser settings. After finishing this, the program keeps on showing ads. As you can see, none of the hijacker's functions is designed to be helpful. All browser hijackers are targeted at achieving a single goal: overwhelm the system with advertising and, hereupon, receiving the maximum amount of money.

vSnapShot removal tool

The most efficient way to get rid of annoying ads is to clean your laptop from advertising applications. This act isn't extremely difficult although you will still need to perform it correctly to succeed. If you choose to delete unwanted programs manually, you will have to restore the properties of browser shortcuts, revoke the pending tasks for reinstallation of adware, clear the registry, delete unwanted program from the system and switch the browser settings. For an ordinary PC operator, some of these operations may look very complex, so we've designed a detailed instruction. Our advices will help you to perform the removal, but they can't guarrantee the success if you will make an error, so you should be careful. We should notice that there is no need to risk the security of the system if you can choose more efficient and fast way - an automatic deletion via Spyhunter anti-viral tool. The software method, in contradistinction to manual, requires less practice from user, while guaranteeing much more profit. We can say a lot about this anti-virus, but its most significant pluses are compatibility with other anti-viruses, speed of operation, low price and noctidial technical support. If you want to purchase Spyhunter or to download the trial version with malware scanner - simply click the button below.


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vSnapShot removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Uninstall vSnapShot from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the vSnapShot, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select vSnapShot and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove vSnapShot from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the vSnapShot, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove vSnapShot from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete vSnapShot from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall vSnapShot from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select vSnapShot and press Disable

How to uninstall vSnapShot from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove vSnapShot from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete vSnapShot from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the vSnapShot, press Remove

How to uninstall vSnapShot from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete vSnapShot from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove vSnapShot from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete vSnapShot from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall vSnapShot from Safari. Step 2 How to remove vSnapShot from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose vSnapShot and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove vSnapShot from Opera. Step 1 How to delete vSnapShot from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall vSnapShot from Opera. Step 3


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Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after vSnapShot deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type vSnapShot in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'vSnapShot'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system



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