FVP Image Viewer is an application for managing and viewing photos, as you may assume from its name; however, this program exhibits a few suspicious traits that make it potentially unreliable. Therefore, we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Although you may think that it is all right to keep such a program on board, we must warn you that there are certain risks if you decide so. This PUP may not be a beast of a malware infection, but it may still expose you to potentially unsafe web content indirectly. That is why it is important to know more about this application so that you can make up your mind about it if you want to protect your computer. In order to keep your system in order, you cannot keep useless or even potentially harmful applications on it because, before long, you may be introduced to unreliable websites and more serious malware infections. It is also possible that your PC has already been penetrated by malware infections that usually travel along with this PUP in the same software package. All in all, we advise you to remove FVP Image Viewer if you would like to keep your PC clean.
We have found that this application was developed by the same team who is responsible for Picexa, yoursearching.com, and omiga-plus.com, which are well-known malware infections. You can find the official promotional web page of this PUP at fvpimageviewer.com. Here you can find some information about the software itself, so you learn that it is a “powerful engine” that offers you “high speed experience” as well as “smart and smooth zoom functionality.” This application also claims to support 68 file formats, including .jpg, .bmp, .png, and, of course, some professional formats, such as .psd, .raw, and .webp. In all fairness, we have to say that this application seems to work just fine, we cannot call it a useless piece of software.
However, it is rather pushy when it comes to installation. Although seemingly it offers you an option to opt out of installing Search.fvpimageviewer.com in your browsers, you have to check the box to be able to continue installation. This is quite questionable behavior, not to mention that this search engine may well be unreliable by potentially showing you manipulated search results or other unsafe content. Once this PUP lands on your computer, it creates a number of folders, including its main directories %PROGRAMFILES%\FVP and %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FVP and others that this application uses to make sure that it starts up automatically with Windows. You can find the latter folders at the following paths:
We have discovered that this application can download malware infections in the background, such as yessearches.com and universalsearches.com. These search engines, when present in your browsers, may expose you to unreliable web content. Clicking on such content may take you to malicious websites operated by cyber criminals. It would be rather unfortunate for you to experience what might happen on such sites. So even if this application works fine, it presents to you certain risks. That is why we recommend that you delete FVP Image Viewer from your computer.
We also need to mention that this PUP might infiltrate your computer in software bundles packed with malicious installers. If you install this bundled version, your PC may get infected with a number of malware programs, such as browser hijackers and adware applications. You should keep away from unfamiliar and questionable file-sharing sites if you do not want such bundles on your computer.
If you have made you mind up, it is time to do something about this potentially unwanted program. Fortunately, you can simply uninstall it by running its uninstaller through Control Panel. We have found that this will completely get rid of all the mess this PUP created leaving no leftovers. If you need help with the necessary steps, please use our instructions below. Also, keep all your software and drivers updated to make it much harder for cyber criminals to exploit holes in them. For perfect protection, you should think about installing a professional antimalware program.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10