What is webshots.scr?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the webshots.scr on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Webshots.scr file information

The process known as Webshots Photo Manager belongs to software The Webshots Desktop by (

Description: Webshots.scr is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file webshots.scr is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,646,592 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 3,343,688 bytes, 1,650,688 bytes or 3,446,088 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows system file. Webshots.scr is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with webshots.scr, you could also uninstall Webshots Desktop software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify webshots.scr related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as webshots.scr, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the webshots.scr process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

If you have installed WebShots from, you have this process active and it changes your desktop wallpaper and updates your calender. Not dangerous
  luca t.   (further information)
I have used it on recommendation of others in my computer forum and other than the camera utility see no problems with
webshots.scr file
  Arinchai Asamapornkul  
Im Programm WebshotsDesktop/Optionen den eigenen Bildschirmschoner deaktivieren! dann gibt's keine Probleme. Benutze das Programm seit mind. 8 Jahren

Summary: Average user rating of webshots.scr: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think webshots.scr is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving webshots issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with webshots. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the webshots.scr process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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