Do you know how to pick trustworthy and useful programs? Abrasive App proves that it is not enough to look at official descriptions. Even the creators of extremely malicious infections can use clever disguises and pretty promises. We do not identify Abrasive as malware, but it is identified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and, therefore, your malware scanner might recognize it as a threat. We do not claim that you absolutely need to remove PUPs, but there is no denying that most of them are too suspicious or too useless to trust. Our team is prepared to help you delete Abrasive App from your Windows operating system, and if you are interested in learning more about why doing that might be a good idea, do not hesitate to continue reading. Also, use the comments section if you find that you want to learn more from our expert researchers.
You might not think that Abrasive App is a PUP by just looking at it. Even its official download website, abrasive.app, makes it seem as if this program can be exceptionally helpful. According to the information presented on this website, it can solve slow computer and infection problems. Due to this, some might assume that Abrasive App works as a type of an anti-malware tool as well. In reality, that is not the case. It aims to delete “System Problems” and “Malware,” but if you rely on it for that, you are likely to attract more security threats in the long run. What about system optimization features? If you think that this tool can truly speed up your operating system, you are likely to have been misled also. Exaggerated performance is one of the reasons why the program is identified as a PUP. The worst part is that you cannot really know how this software works until you pay for it. That is because the initial scan, while free, does not offer a fix. If you click the “Fix All” button, you are introduced to a pop-up asking for a license key, and if you do not have one, you are instructed to register for the services.
When we tested Abrasive App in our internal lab, it was not possible to register for the services associated with this PUP. The “Buy now” button on the official website redirected to shop.softology.co, but it displayed “The website cannot display the page” message. The registration link represented via the PUP’s interface redirected to abrasive.app/register, but this page displayed the “Oops! That page can’t be found” message. Clearly, it is not currently possible to pay for the tool. It is possible that the program has been flagged, and it is no longer on the market. Even Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers block the installer of Abrasive App, which must not help with its reputation. Despite this, some people might have downloaded and even paid for the PUP in the past. If you want to remove it, you should find it at C:\Program Files (x86)\Click Aurum Pvt Ltd\Abrasive\, and if you have paid for it, it is likely that you will not be able to get your money back.
Even though the scanner of Abrasive App uses threat level gauges, the color red, and various warnings to make it seem like it can solve serious problems, our research team warns that you must not trust this tool to protect your system against malware, and it is unlikely that it can boost its performance either. Hopefully, you have not installed it or, at least, paid for its services. Those who have it installed can use the guide below to remove Abrasive App manually. However, if you are going to take this route, we strongly recommend that you install a trusted malware scanner first. You want to make sure that you do not overlook less noticeable threats. What if those are found? An anti-malware tool can be very helpful. As a matter of fact, we advise that you install it even if there are no other threats besides the PUP, and that is simply because we strongly recommend having your system fully protected for the future.