What is Picexa?

Picexa is designed to be an application that many users would find handy, as it presents itself as an image viewer that can be installed on many devices. Nevertheless, this program is another adware from Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited that is known as the developer of malware. That’s why, one should avoid installing this application. Picexa is categorized as an adware and work in the usual for this type of malware ways. After being installed, it inserts itself into the browsers and generates huge amounts of advertisement, clicking on which may redirect the user to malicious sites. Moreover, Picexa may cause system slowdowns and freezing. To stop the inconveniences it may bring, it’s necessary to remove Picexa right after its detection.

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How Picexa gets on your PC?

Being masqueraded as an image viewer, Picexa has an official website and can be downloaded from there by a deceived user. Nevertheless, one can notice having Picexa installed on the computer without downloading the application. It happens even more often, as the developers widely use the bundling method to distribute Picexa. In these cases, Picexa is hidden as an additional software in other freeware setups. However, you can avoid it by turning to Advanced or Custom installation type, reading the EULAs and deselecting boxes with additional software.

How to remove Picexa from your computer?

To uninstall Picexa remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Picexa

Or uninstall Picexa manually.

Step 1: Remove Picexa from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Picexa.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Picexa and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Picexa, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Picexa and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Picexa from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Picexa from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Picexa.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Picexa.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Picexa.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Picexa:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

%THREAT%.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Picexa\

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