Remove Screen Watch Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Screen Watch. This Screen Watch removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Screen Watch is a classic member of the browser hijacker family. If you have it on board, you are in trouble. As all hijacker, the one you are stuck with is an extremely annoying, meddlesome and hazardous program. Its presence in your system won`t lead to anything good. Hijackers are considered horrible companions. Don’t expect this one to be any different because you will end up disappointed. Instead, take immediate actions to get rid of the intruder. The longer it stays on your machine, the more problems it causes and the more difficult it gets to be tackled. That’s why don’t waste any time in unnecessary debates.

Accept the facts that your machine in danger and act. Find the exact hiding spot of the intruder and remove it upon discovery. Do not give it enough time to get out of control. Each infection gets out of hand eventually and then the victim`s situation worsens. Do not let this scenario unfold. Find where the pest is hiding and do not hesitate to delete it for good. The sooner it is gone from your system, the better. Otherwise, it is just a matter of time before it causes you some irrevocable damage.

Remove Screen Watch
The Screen Watch Virus

Once the hijacker has entered your system, problems start pouring. Your previously normal and enjoyable browsing experience is gone. Nothing is the same anymore because Screen Watch takes over. It starts making changes in your browsers` settings behind your back. For instance, it replaces both your homepage and search engine with the page. You were neither asked nor informed about this reshuffle being implemented. The hijacker doesn’t need your permission. That’s why it is called that way. Besides the unauthorized changed, the pest also turns your online activities into a nightmare. You cannot make a single online move without it interfering. You are constantly being redirected to and other just as shady sites. Your browsers struggle to display content properly.

Every site that you visit is completely covered in commercials in all shapes and forms which become more and more with each passing day. It is impossible to surf the web normally like you used to. The hijacker makes you avoid using your own machine. But there is something else. The nasty pest also jeopardizes your privacy. It starts spying on you from the moment it enters. It monitors everything you do online and records it. Then, it sends the data to its developers. Do you think your sensitive information will be safe with these strangers with agendas? We do not think so. They may use it for whatever they want or sell it to third parties. Either way, you will be the one to lose. Do not let the hijacker go that far. Remove it from your system as soon as possible and save yourself tons of issues. To do so manually, use our detailed removal guide at the end of this article or, if you prefer automatic solutions, download a good anti-malware program to do the job for you.

How did Screen Watch enter your PC behind your back? Usually, parasites like this hijacker rely on tricky tactics to enter victims` computers. Some of these tactics include spam email messages, fake program updates, corrupted pages and links, malicious ads, unverified download sources, etc. The thing is that if you are careless, each of these methods will work. If you are vigilant, though, you will be able to spot the intruder on time and prevent it from entering. Pay more attention to what you click online. Avoid suspicious sites and do not click on every “irresistible” offer that you see. The key to keeping your PC clean is to be cautious and to do your due diligence.

Screen Watch Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Screen Watch from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Screen Watch from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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