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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


ScreenUp is an application you can take screenshots with, but despite the fact it works as it is supposed to our researchers find it rather suspicious. In fact, after testing the software, it was decided to classify it as a potentially unwanted program. What raises a suspicion is the way the application works on the system. Apparently, the tool does not install itself but merely runs after its launcher is opened. Also, while it is running, it may collect various anonymous information about the user’s browsing habits, the device he is using, and so on. Unfortunately, there are reasons allowing us to believe such data could be used not just for the sake of improving the product. If you wish to find out more about this potentially unwanted program, we urge you to read the rest of the article. Since we believe it might be safer for the computer not to keep ScreenUp on the system, we advise using the removal instructions located below the article too.

First of all, it is important to discuss the methods this application might be distributed with. According to our research, it is most likely that ScreenUp is being distributed either with bundled installers or suspicious pop-up advertisements. Either way, the fact it managed to settle on the system may show you pay not enough attention during the installation process, or you pick software too carelessly. If you do not always succeed in being cautious, we advise you to take extra precautions for the system’s safety. For instance, if the device is protected by an outdated security tool or there is no such tool at all, it would be most advisable to acquire reputable antimalware software. The next time you would launch a setup file belonging to a potentially dangerous application the security tool should notify you. Thus, it is probably the most effortless way to keep the PC protected.

As it was said at the beginning of the article, ScreenUp does not create any folders, Registry entries, or other data on the system. It would seem the application starts running the moment you open its launcher (an executable file with a random name). Our tests revealed the potentially unwanted program can take screenshots like it is promised in its description. Such text is provided in the software’s official web page called It was not mentioned in the paragraph where we talked how this potentially unwanted program could be distributed only because the website has a download button that does not work. Nonetheless, the official web page at least provides the End User License Agreement (EULA) and Privacy Policy (PP) document.

In order to learn more about the potentially unwanted program, we have read these documents and found some statements that only raised our suspicion about ScreenUp even more. For instance, one of the statements on EULA claims the tool can gather information like the user’s visited web pages, computer’s operating system, the browsing application, and so on. In the same document, it is said that such data is used only to improve the product, but the statements on the software’s PP provide other reasons. In fact, the PP policy even says the program might gather user’s private data when he registers or submits it on his own. Plus, it is stated both the private and anonymous data could be shared with third parties.

Lastly, the PP document revealed ScreenUp could be using gathered data for providing targeted advertising content. This could mean the application might start displaying annoying third-party ads like pop-ups, banners, sponsored links, etc. We advise you to keep away from such content because it might be not only annoying, but also potentially dangerous, for example, it could promote other unreliable applications alike, malicious threats, scam web pages, and so on. Therefore, it might be best not to take any chances with this potentially unwanted program and erase it from the system with no hesitation. The instructions added below should guide you through the removal process, but if you need more help do not hesitate to contact us as well. After the tool is erased, it would be a good idea to check the system for other possible threats; this you can do by scanning the computer with trustworthy antimalware software.

Remove ScreenUp from the system

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Open Task Manager and click the Processes tab.
  3. Find a process belonging to ScreenUp, select it and click End Task.
  4. Close the Task Manager.
  5. Open Explorer (Win+E).
  6. Find an executable file belonging to the application it could be located in the following directories:
  7. Right-click the program’s launcher and select Delete.
  8. Exit the File Explorer.
  9. Empty Recycle Bin.
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