Fileplus Removal Guide

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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.

As for the terms of use and the privacy policy of Fileplus, they clearly state that certain information about the user and her browsing habits can be collected by Fileplus and third parties alike. Fileplus does not accept responsibility for the activities of third parties. That means that Fileplus is not to blame for your interaction with the third-party advertisements provided to you due to the installation of the file sharing program. Moreover, Fileplus admits that they, as well as associated third parties, collect information about your PC and your habits. For example, such details as IP address, location, operating system, and browsing activity can be recorded. Browsing activity includes visits to websites, your page views, search queries, information about your online purchases, and other rather personal details. Although such data may not reveal your exact identity, it may be used for marketing purposes. In any case, programs that have contracts with third parties and openly declare that they or their affiliates gather information about you should be removed from the computer and not installed in the first place.

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.

How to remove FilePlus

Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start button to open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove FilePlus.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen or press the Windows key on the keyboard.
  2. Start typing Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove FilePlus.

Windows 10

  1. Click on the search box in the Windows Taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Type in Uninstall a program and press Enter.
  3. Delete the unwanted program.

Remove the files of the PUP located in these directories:

%Appdata%\FilePlus

%PROGRAMFILES%\FilePlus

%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FilePlus

Download Remover for Fileplus *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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