|Type||PUP, ad-supported application|
|Short Description||The application is a tool for grabbing images, picking colors, and zooming.|
|Symptoms||The application may generate affiliate advertisements and may collect information from its users.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, the official website, possibly shareware pages.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By PicZoomer|
PicZoomer is yet another potentially unwanted program that may have been installed in a bundled download. On the other hand, PicZoomer’s installer may prompt you to install additional software that you don’t actually want or need. To avoid additional/ recommended downloads of the sort, always go carefully through the installers of freeware products.
PicZoomer Application Details
- Primary Files: PicZoomer.exe, Piczoomer-setup.exe
- Status: Potentially Unwanted
- Detection: PUP.PicZoomer; TR/Dropper.Gen (Avira)
PicZoomer Description & Distribution Method
The application is available for download on its official page. It is advertised as it follows:
→The application is your all in one tool for grabbing images, picking colors, as well as for zooming in screen on your computer. It offers convenience as there’s no need to use different apps for each of the said tasks.
PicZoomer may also be promoted on multiple freeware/shareware websites.
Surely, the description sounds luring and may trick many users into running the executable. However, users should note that the app has been detected as potentially unwanted by 2 AV programs. Yes, potentially unwanted software is not malicious. But it still can cause many issues on the system and users typically decide to uninstall programs that have been flagged as PUP/PUA:
Cookies and Third Party Collection
Data Collection and Data Usage
PicZoomer Removal Options
Even though PicZoomer is not a virus, we would recommend that you uninstall it from your system. First, the application may perform a bundled download. The additional piece of software may be different in various cases:
Second, once installed, affiliate advertisers may flood your browser with unwanted advertisements such as pop-ups, banners, and in-text ads. Interacting with any of them may further compromise your security.
We have compiled an easy-to-follow guide to uninstall the PUP. Additionally, to make sure your system is running flawlessly, you can proceed into scanning it via AV software you trust.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall PicZoomer in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PicZoomer.
Step 2: Remove PicZoomer from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select PicZoomer and click “Remove”
After PicZoomer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select PicZoomer to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After PicZoomer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on PicZoomer
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PicZoomer. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PicZoomer will be removed.
Step 3: Remove PicZoomer automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all PicZoomer associated objects.