It is very easy to make screenshots with built-in Windows tools. Sometimes users may need additional applications that would allow them to capture images exactly the way they want. Screentool is a program created for making screenshots, and it seems to be functional. On the other hand, it is also a potentially unwanted application that often arrives bundled with a number of programs that might be detrimental to your system’s security. Therefore, you are recommended to remove Screentool from your computer. This program is barely useful, and it may lead to certain computer problems you ought to avoid.
What we know for sure is that Screentool targets computer users in Russia because the program is in Russian. It presents a list of services at screentool.net. The program offers to help you make a screenshot and then share it online via its servers. It should be all nice an easy, except for the fact that the direct download link does not work on the website. Although the page looks sophisticated and reliable, we doubt whether Screentool is a legitimate program because its creators TRIORIS LLC do not provide users with direct download links.
What is more, seeing how it targets Russian users, we have also found out that Screentool gets distributed with Amonetize downloader. It is especially a high chance to accidentally install this program onto your computer via Amonetize downloader if you have a Russian IP address. If that were not enough, there is an entire list of adware, freeware and potentially unwanted programs that Screentool might be bundled with.
For instance, our research specialists say that this screenshot maker may arrive with Search Snacks, Info Enhance, istartsearch.com, OffersWizzard application, and even Opera browser setup. Although the browser itself certainly is not related to cyber threats, its setup could be used as a mean of freeware delivery if you download it at some third-party website. Hence, it shows just how important it is to download all your programs at official homepages!
Some computer security specialists also consider Screentool to be an adware program. That is so because this application supports commercial ads, and it also collects information on your web search and web browsing history. This information allows Screentool to decide what kind of content has to be embedded into the aforementioned ads.
Needless to say, you have to ignore Screentool ads because they may contain links to dangerous websites. Your computer security should be your utmost priority, so the sooner you remove Screentool, the better. After manual removal, you should also scan the PC with a legitimate computer security tool as you need to be sure that your system is not ridden with other unnecessary applications.
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