Picexa Removal Tips
Picexa is classified as a potentially unwanted program that can enter your system unnoticed. It has an official site where it is promoted as a new image engine that can raise the display speed, optimize long images, has a cool interface deco, etc. It is also stated on this site that the application can support 67 image formats including such specialized formats as PSD/RAW. The question then arises if this tool is so useful, why is it impossible to download it from its official page?
Clicking on the Download now button does not result in anything. This is exactly why Picexa is classified as a PUP: it gets distributed using freeware bundles. That is never a good sign. We suggest that you terminate Picexa as soon as you can.
How does Picexa work?
Picexa was developed by Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited, which is infamous for creating such potentially harmful programs as Qone8, Omiga Plus, Winzipper and more. As it has already been mentioned, the main concerning thing about this application is its distribution method. The program travels bundled with other freeware and shareware. It is often associated with unwanted applications like adware and browser hijackers. Picexa has been known to come with SuperWeb adware, BoBrowser, PC Optimizer Pro and other useless software. That is why you should always be careful with free programs that you download from third party software hosting websites. Make sure you choose Advanced installation mode, check every step of the wizard and decline all additional offers.
Once Picexa enters your computer, it starts running a process called ‘picexasvc.exe’. The application is capable of connecting to the Internet and communicating with remote servers without your permission. It can collect information about your online activities. Worse than that, the program could install Trojan droppers or other malicious threats onto your PC. If you want to be sure that does not happen, you should delete Picexa.
How to remove Picexa from my PC?
If you want to improve your cyber security level you should get rid of Picexa and other unwanted applications that you have installed. Since it is more than likely that you have other infections in your system, we recommend that you use a malware removal tool in order to eliminate Picexa along with them. The tool will scan your PC and detect all possible threats. It will delete Picexa and other infections, so that you can go back to using your computer without unnecessary interruptions. The anti-malware will also provide you with real-time proactive protection. Alternatively, you can uninstall Picexa via Control Panel by using the instructions below.
Remove Picexa manually
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs → Picexa → Remove
Windows 7 and Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → Picexa → Uninstall
- Search (Win+Q) → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → Picexa → Uninstall