Users often download screensavers to customize their desktop, but they seldom realize the dangers that might lie behind a screensaver program. Take Screenery, for example. This application may not be a genuine computer infection, but we are still forced to label it as a potentially unwanted program. The category means that the program may have particular features you may not find desirable. Consequently, you will do yourself a favor if you remove Screenery from your system. There is no saying what potential threats could be associated with this program so you should not take any chances. What’s more, you should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware program that would safeguard your system automatically.
To be honest, suspicion arises straight from the first visit to Screenery’s homepage via getscreenery.com. The website is supposed to be part of the program’s distribution network, but it seems that it only tries to convince users to install various third-party applications that are very far from reliable. For example, once we opened getscreenery.com, we were greeted with several pop-ups that lead to adware-related websites. What’s more, an automated download of some Flash player updater was initiated as well. Luckily, you can choose not to install anything this website offers, but there are many other ways how Screenery could enter your computer without you even realizing it.
For example, it is only natural that this application gets distributed in software packages. Then it is clear why users do not know how Screenery entered their systems. Our research team says that Screenery could be installed along with the following adware programs: OneSystemCare, MyPCBackup, and BoostWebApp. Needless to say, this list is not complete, and there might be more programs that include Screenery in their setup.
No one wants to have adware and other unwanted applications on her computer, so you have to employ safe web browsing habits to avoid similar applications. Do not download programs from file-sharing websites that cannot guarantee the safety of third-party installers and setup files. You should also invest in a licensed antispyware tool that would protect your PC from similar threats 24/7.
As far as Screenery itself is concerned, it really works as a screensaver application. The program provides you with the most popular nature photos and other images that supposedly were taken by award-winning photographers. However, Screenery also comes with a built-in search tool that is known to be related to Trovi.com. This search engine is part often used by browser hijackers, so here comes an association you should be wary of.
In fact, even if you do not find Screenery annoying or unnecessary, it would still be for the best to remove it from your computer. You can easily delete it via Control Panel. By doing so, you would prevent more serious computer security problems from appearing. However, do not forget that without running a full system scan you will not be able to say surely whether you have no other unwanted programs on-board.
Please terminate all the potential threats and then do everything in your power to secure the PC against similar intruders in the future. Such seemingly harmless programs like Screenery could easily cause undesirable system security problems if you are not careful about it.
How to Remove Screenery
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7