These days computer users often need to deal with potentially unwanted programs that travel in packs. Such applications like MySafeProxy cannot be downloaded directly, so they need other means of distribution. Freeware creators often employ bundled download as the main method of distribution, and that is how MySafeProxy arrives at your system as well. This program does not seem to pose severe computer security threat, but you are not recommended to keep this app. If you can, remove MySafeProxy from your system today, and then scan the PC with a legitimate antimalware tool.
We strongly encourage users to invest in a reliable antispyware application that would help you scan your PC periodically because you can never know what kind of applications you download online. As it has been mentioned in the first paragraph, MySafeProxy does not arrive at your computer on its own. Based on our previous research, it may come with such potentially unwanted applications as BoBrowser, SpeedChecker, Snap.do and others. In other words, having one adware or potentially unwanted application on your computer usually means that you have an entire list of them on board.
If we take a look at the official website for MySafeProxy at mysafeproxy.net, this application is promoted as “the most trusted proxy service with more than 2 million satisfied users.” It also says that with MySafeProxy you will be able to protect your IP address because the application “will automatically hide it which stops hackers and spammers from watching you.” It says that it allows you to surf the web anonymously, and with MySafeProxy you can easily “secure shopping data, and other sensitive information.” Technically, there is nothing malicious about this application, but if you did not install it on your computer, there is no need to keep it.
MySafeProxy does not pop into action, and it does not install any additional extensions on your browser. When the program’s setup is complete, MySafeProxy launches a process that runs in the system background and that is it. Unless you check the list of processes on Windows Task Manager regularly, you will not notice that this application is running on your system.
The best way to determine whether something is off is to run regular system scans with a licensed computer security application. This way you will be able to determine what other programs besides MySafeProxy are present in your system as well.
Uninstall MySafeProxy via Control panel and then terminate other unnecessary applications as well. Do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you have any specific questions about this issue, and please get yourself a legitimate computer security application that would protect your system from similar intruders in the future.
Windows Vista & Windows 7