What is Picexa?
Picexa is one of those deceitful potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that try to convince users to install them by promising many ways of enhancing their online experience. This particular PUP is supposed to help you view pictures. On its official page you can read that the picture viewer is quick, supports 67 formats and displays images clearly. However, there is a default picture viewer on every computer and you do not need another one: this program is not better in any way. If you do need a better picture viewer, you should download one from an official source. This program simply cannot stay on your computer for any longer because of all the dangers it can cause. Remove Picexa from the PC now before it is too late.
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Why is Picexa dangerous?
The biggest threat of the PUP is its actions that are done secretly. You see, once it gets onto your personal computer system, it starts connecting with remote servers. It has a particular file named picexasvc.exe that is always active on your system whenever the computer is turned on. The file is able to connect to the Internet and download all kinds of infections including Trojan droppers. What is more, the file and the application itself can interfere with the performance of your PC by making it significantly slower. The computer might even suddenly crash depending on what kinds of viruses have been downloaded onto your system. Moreover, you should know that the program is created by a company named Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited. The company has already created many potentially unwanted applications that have infected people all around the world. If the picture viewer was not downloaded from the official page, there is a possibility that you have some more applications from the same creators on your computer. You should uninstall Picexa as soon as you have the chance to do so.
How did my PC get infected with Picexa?
The official website for the picture viewer is picexa.com. If you did not download the program by yourself, you have probably got it from a freeware and shareware bundle. If you remember acquiring some free software from file sharing pages, this may be the source of the suspicious infection. Luckily, after you delete Picexa, you can avoid such unwanted programs by picking the Advanced or Custom installation mode on the Installation Wizard. Our security team advises you to stay safe on the Internet and choose only safe pages to download content from.
How to remove Picexa from my computer?
Picexa removal will not be something difficult with the help of a legitimate anti-malware and anti-spyware application. You just need to download one and let it do its task. The security tool should scan your whole computer system, detect all the threatening software, and remove it. In order to stay safe in future, we recommend scanning the PC really often so that the viruses could be detected as soon as possible.
Uninstall Picexa from Windows XP
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select Picexa or other the suspicious program and click Remove.
Uninstall Picexa from Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the Picexa or other program that you wish to remove.
- Uninstall it.
Uninstall Picexa from Windows 8
- Access the Metro UI menu.
- Start typing Control Panel. Open it.
- Click Programs and Features.
- Select Picexa or other unwanted application.
- Click the Uninstall button.