VScreenshot (also called vSnapshotTool) states that it provides the most convenient way to take a customizable screenshot. At the bottom of the official page Vscreenshot.com, it is indicated that the copyright is assigned to ZinZhidao, Inc. In the end user license agreement, ownership is indicated to belong to Wisemana Inc.
Surprisingly, the setup’s copyright is assigned to Zhihuimen. The same suspicious authors have generated Fidonav.com browser hijacker and the Lite PDF Reader which is responsible for the delivery of the hijacker. Classification of Vscreenshot infection ranges from a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and an adware parasite. However, since Lite PDF Reader distributed a browser hijacker, it could be that browsers’ preferences will be modified by VSnapshotTool as well, but this is not confirmed.
VSnapshotTool is a potentially unwanted program with potential of being adware
We ran vSnapshotTool_Setup.exe through a scanner and it was labeled as a ADW_TOP TOOLS (Hybrid analysis). We found that it can be treated as a spyware infection because it contains ability to open the clipboard and retrieve keyboard strokes. The latter threat would be called a key-logger and you should definitely avoid application that are able to do so. Also, it contains an ability to reboot/shutdown the operating system which is not considered as a usual characteristic.
“We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Wisemana and its affiliates. Your download, installation and use of the software shall be deemed to constitute consent to our use of your personal information”.
This means that once inside an operating system, the tool will present various types of propositions and try to tempt with you will all sorts of third-party content. Also it will open the MountPointManager. For some reason, Panda security software detected this program as PUP/SnapDo. Therefore, it could be that the same vicious programmers have generated both of these threats. We hope you will decide to get rid of this suspicious tool that might be attempting to pursue a bunch of disturbing activities. Features of a spyware threat are probably the ones that we are indicating as the most concerning.
We would predict that none of our visitors would like to have their online activities monitored and their every key log recorder. In this case, hackers would have no problem in figuring out users’ credentials and other vulnerable information. Then, stolen personally-identifiable information could lead to financial losses or result in identity theft or a similar cybercrime.
How to avoid potentially dangerous applications?
First of all, do not install suspicious tools yourself. Pick only essential software. Getting tools that are considered suspicious is not the proper way to go. Before downloading a tool, please check whether its creators can be considered respectable and will not be aiming to influence your operating system negatively.
Even though many people regard anti-malware tools as redundant, they will protect you from malware and make sure that no malicious programs would find ways for to slither in. Manual removal of a potentially unwanted program can be found beneath this paragraph. Guidelines will assist you during the removal from Control Panel and make it less difficult.
How to remove VSnapshotTool using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like VSnapshotTool install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to VSnapshotTool . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make VSnapshotTool easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
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