MessengerPC may seem like a legitimate application that provides you with desktop access to your Facebook Messenger account, but we have found a few suspicious traits about it, which we would like to share with you in this report. We have labeled this software as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This does not mean that it is a dangerous threat that you need to rush to delete from your computer right away. Still, it does make sense from a system security point of view to think twice whether you want to keep this PUP. We believe that it is just not safe to have a program on board that may perform certain operations behind your back and you are not even notified about them. What's more, this PUP does not even reveal its legal documents, not to mention the fact there we have not found any official websites that would promote it. All in all, we think that it is better for you to remove MessengerPC from your computer. Please read on to find out why we are convinced.
As we have said, we have not found any official promotional websites where you could find information about this PUP or you could download it safely. However, our research and tests show that this application connects to a remote server, cpaserver.herokuapp.com, so it is quite possible that the creators behind this PUP come from Herokuapp (herokuapp.com). This company does seem like a legit company with a nice and professional website, in all fairness. Still, the mystery of its distribution needs to be solved so that we can see and know what we can expect from this application.
We have found that this PUP is spread and promoted through questionable websites, which offer you to install it. Of course, who would not want to have Messenger available from their desktop, right? But how do you know this software is reliable? Just because its name contains "Messenger"? But does it come from an official Facebook source? No way. But we believe that it is also possible that you may find this program in a free software bundle. You need to be wary of bundles because they may contain several PUPs and malicious software installers as well, including adware programs, Trojans, fake alerts, and browser hijackers, to mention a few options.
You can download such a bundle when you use a shady torrent or freeware site to download a free program, for instance. But you can also infect your system with such a package if you click on unsafe third-party banner or pop-up ads while visiting suspicious websites (gaming, gambling, dating, and porn). Finally, if your PC is infected, it is yet another possibility to consider, because infections like adware or browser hijackers can display unreliable third-party content on your screen. One click and you could infect your computer with a bunch of threats. This is why it is essential that after you delete MessengerPC, you also run a reliable malware scanner on your system.
We have included our instructions below if you have made up your mind about this PUP and reached a "verdict." It seems that you can simply uninstall it via Control Panel. But keep in mind that this may be the least dangerous threat on your system. What if there are adware programs, browser hijacker, or worse hiding on your computer? It is obvious that you cannot keep them on board if you want to use your computer and have peace of mind. This is why we advise you to employ a reputable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, or any other you can fully trust and consider your perfect choice to automatically protect your beloved PC against all known threats.
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