|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove PicZoomer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PicZoomer on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PicZoomer in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PicZoomer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PicZoomer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PicZoomer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PicZoomer from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable PicZoomer Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove PicZoomer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PicZoomer
Step 2: Uninstall PicZoomer and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PicZoomer on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by PicZoomer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PicZoomer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PicZoomer and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove PicZoomer via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove PicZoomer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PicZoomer, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove PicZoomer from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase PicZoomer from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall PicZoomer from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove PicZoomer from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the PicZoomer will be removed.
Eliminate PicZoomer from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by PicZoomer from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".