PicZoomer is a potentially unwanted program that may arrive at your computer via various unfamiliar channels. What’s more, the application may be associated with a number of dangerous programs that should not be tolerated. The point is that, if you have this program on-board, and you do not know how it managed to enter your PC, it is definitely necessary to remove PicZoomer at once. Although this application cannot be considered a genuine computer security threat, it might still lead to unreliable websites that could be associated with potential computer infections. Therefore, you have to do everything you can to avoid dangerous programs.
Unlike most of the adware applications and browser hijackers, PicZoomer has an official website that can be accessed via piczoomer.net. It is also possible to download the application from the site, so it does not seem like there is something wrong with it, does it? However, during our tests, we have found particular features of this program and its distribution that we did not like. For instance, let us say that you have never visited piczoomer.net, and yet the program still managed to find its way on your computer. How did that happen? Well, the chances are PicZoomer came bundled with freeware.
Freeware bundling is a very common distribution method used by adware and potentially unwanted software. It targets users who want a particular application so much they do not bother reading all the steps in the installation guide. For instance, you need a file converter, and you have found the application a third-party file sharing website. You download the app and install it at once, as fast as possible. The problem is that such freeware apps often come with many other unwanted applications like PicZoomer, for instance. You just do not see that you install additional programs because you are too focused on the program you wanted to have.
It would not be much of a problem if the additional apps were completely safe, but, unfortunately, there is no guarantee that this experience would not turn sour. For instance, PicZoomer is known to deliver bundled freeware ITSELF, so even if you download the application from its official website, you have to be attentive during the installation to avoid potentially unnecessary apps. On top of that, we have found information on the program’s main website that is quite alarming. The message that did not go well with us reads as follows:
We may collect certain information about your web usage and websites you have visited, which may be shared with third parties and used for advertising.
This means that PicZoomer could expose you to customized third-party content, created to increase traffic or a view count to particular websites. What’s more, the problem is that no one can guarantee the third-party sites and ads are reliable. Some of them could be exploited by cyber criminals to distribution malicious content, and there is nothing PicZoomer could do about it. The point is that this program cannot be held responsible for the third-party content security.
Do not allow malevolent third parties to make use of PicZoomer. Remove this application right now. Simply uninstall it via Control Panel, and then scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to find other unwanted apps. For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us via our SNS channels or the comment box below.
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