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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disable PicRec From Popping Up - Remove Adware Safely

PicRec is an unwanted browser extension that seems to bring many conveniences for internet users when they want to visit some online shopping websites. But in reality, it serves as a hack tool to obtain some illegal benefits for those virus producers. As an advertising platform, PicRec may display a flow of advertisements and other pop-ups whenever user is launch the browser. The browsers may include Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome in most cases.
Once inside your PC, PicRec is able to modify the startup registries by inserting its malicious codes so that it could be run automatically when the Windows starts. Besides, it interferes with your browsing activities by redirecting you to unfamiliar or unknown websites. In the meanwhile, lots of ads will pop up which you cannot stop at all. Keep in mind you should stay away from them because all the information is unauthentic and wants to lure you into clicking on and scam your money. There is no doubt you need to get rid of PicRec immediately upon the first detection. If you’re not good at manual clean, you can download useful tool to accomplish the removal task as well. Just follow our step-by-std PicRec removal guide given below.

Harmful Properties of PicRec

1. It attacks system without any permission
2. Its relevant official website is poorly built without contact info
3. It may hijack, redirect and modify your web browser
4. This virus may install other sorts of spyware/adware/malware
5. The cyber threat violates your privacy and compromises your security

Effective Methods to Remove PicRec

Method 1: Manual removal guide

Method 1: Manual removal guide
1. Remove the main PicRec installers and other unwanted components from Control Panel.
Step one- Click on "Start" menu and select "Control Panel".
Step two- When you have Control Panel window open, click on "Add or Remove Program".
Step three- On the next page, scroll through the list to look for PicRec icon, and then select it and get rid it from your PC by clicking "Remove" button.
Step four- When all steps are done, reboot your computer to apply all made changes.

2. Remove PicRec from all internet browsers.
* Mozilla Firefox
1) Access Mozilla Firefox, go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Add-ons’ → ‘Extensions’.
2) Look for Browsing Protection and similar unfamiliar items, and then click ‘Uninstall’.
3) Once you remove it, change the start page.

* Google Chrome
1) Click on the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select ‘Tools’ → ‘Extensions’.
2) Then search for Browsing Protection or similar unwanted extensions and delete them by tapping the Recycle Bin.
3) Remember to change start page.

* Internet Explorer
1) Open Internet Explorer, go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Manage Add-ons’ → ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
2) In the next page, find Browsing Protection and similar entries, and then click ‘Uninstall’.
3) After that, change your start page.

3. Search for and remove all associated processes, files and registry entries.
1) End malicious processes in Task Manager.
2) Show all hidden files and delete PicRec related files.
Show all hidden files
a) Click the Start menu and choose Control Panel, select Appearance and Themes, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.
b) In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and check Show hidden files and folders under Hidden files and folders category.
Clean all possibly corrupt files about this infection as below:
%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\[random]

3) Get rid of malicious registry entries associated with PicRec.
Open Registry Editor by pressing Win+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then inputting regedit and pressing Enter.)
Delete all the vicious registry values as follows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]

Method 2: Automatic removal tool (Recommended)
1: Download SpyHunter by clicking on the button below.
2: Follow the details to complete the installation processes listed below.
1) Double click on the download file, and follow the prompts to install the program.
2) Then click on "Run", if asked by the installer. The installer needs your permission to make changes to your computer.
3) SpyHunter installer will download its newest version from the Enigma Software Group servers.
4) Select your preferred language and click "OK" button.
5) Accept the License Agreement and click the "Next" button.
3: SpyHunter will start scanning your system automatically right after the installation has been completed.
4: Select the found malicious files after your scanning and click “Remove” button to delete all viruses.
5: Restart your computer to apply all made changes.


PicRec mutates its characteristics all the time which multiplies the difficulty for the manual removal. If you do not have enough experience in handling virus issue, it is recommended you choose the automatic removal method. Download and install SpyHunter - the famous antivirus software here to fix your problem completely now. Also, it is suggested that you scan your system regularly with SpyHunter to protect your system from being infected with other computer viruses in the future.

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