Fileplus is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which can get onto the computer alongside other programs as a bundled download or downloaded from its official website, fileplus.org. The name of the program already suggests that it deals with files. To be exact, Fileplus is a program that allows you to download multiple files, including games, movies, software and music. Despite the fact that the opportunities given by this PUP sound appealing, our team recommends that you remove Fileplus from the computer. The category to which the program belongs should signal to you that the Fileplus program should not be kept on your computer any longer.
Even though Fileplus has its official website from which you can download it, the bigger concern is that this program is distributed alongside other unreliable desktop applications. It is crucial to pay attention to the dialog box displayed when installing any program, as you may be asked for permission to install some potentially unwanted program. There are many instances when additional programs are installed without the user’s permission, which soon may cause a lot of frustration. Very often such programs are aimed at collecting information about the user, so that the remote attackers can use the data acquired and earn profits. If you do not want third parties to sell information about you, do not install relatively new or unknown program without carrying out small research about the program in questions. Fileplus does look attractive as it offers access to popular computer games, old movies and songs. Nevertheless, the need to keep the system protected should outweigh your desire to make use of this questionable program.
When analyzing the Fileplus program in our research office, no Trojan installation was observed, but it is known that this program may distribute a malicious program called Fleercivet that generates revenues to its developers. The undesirable threat, detected in 2014, connects to websites fetching advertisements, bringing benefits to the creators of the advertisements. By accessing such websites, the Fleercivet, or any other program created for this purpose, is making an ad impression or a view. This practice of causing the website to display an ad is used to generate revenues, but let us stay aside these manipulations and remove Fileplus from the computer.
Below you will find instructions on how to remove Fileplus from the computer manually, but you should also keep in mind that there is an alternative. We recommend that you rely on a reputable antimalware program so that you can find out whether some other potentially unwanted programs or adware applications are running in the background of the system. There are many malicious programs that hide themselves in unusual locations so that inexperienced users cannot find them, but a powerful security tool can sort these issues out. Our removal instructions will guide you through the manual deletion of Fileplus, but if you face difficulties with the removal, feel free to leave a question in the comment box.
Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows Vista
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Remove the files of the PUP located in these directories: