What is Screenery?
Developed by Web Bar Media, Screenery is a deceptive app claiming to enable custom screensavers that display the time, weather forecasts, and even allow Internet searches directly.
Some users may believe that this functionality is legitimate and useful, however, Screenery is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The reason for these negative associations is stealth installation, unwanted browser redirects, and tracking of Internet browsing activity.
The search bar in the screensaver provided by this adware redirects to the trovi.com website, which claims to be a legitimate search engine. Note, however, that attempting to search the Internet via trovi.com can lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections. Both Screenery and trovi.com record various information related to users' Internet browsing activity.
For example, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, browser types, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, etc.
This collected data might contain personally identifiable details that are later shared with third party companies Therefore, the presence of Screenery adware on your system might cause various privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise that you uninstall this PUP immediately.
Screenery is similar to hundreds of other adware-type applications such as PopDown, FutureGames, and NowUSeeIt Player. All adware claims to enable valuable features, however, these false claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Adware provides no useful functionality.
Apps such as Screenery display intrusive online advertisements and collect personally identifiable information to generate revenue for the developers.
How did Screenery install on my computer?
Web Bar Media employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealthily install Screenery without users' permission.
This method is effective, since many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software. Rogue apps such as Screenery are usually hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, and thus, by rushing these processes and skipping this section, many users inadvertently install PUPs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be avoided by paying close attention during the download and installation processes. Closely follow each step and ensure that only the desired software is downloaded. In addition, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options during download and installation of any software - this will reveal any hidden PUPs and allow you to decline them.
Screenery PUP installer set-up:
Screenshot of Screenery screensaver redirecting to the trovi.com website:
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- What is Screenery?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Screenery application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove potentially unwanted plgins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove unwanted extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove adware from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Screenery PUP removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Screenery", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Screenery ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Screenery from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Screenery did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the screenery adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the screenery adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with screenery adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the screenery adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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