PicRec is an adware that offers ads with pictures and promises savings for online shoppers. However, this program is often installed without user’s consent along with free programs from websites that employ bundling practices for monetizing. PicRec is not malicious, however adware is not safe either because tracking of your web browsing history might cause some privacy problems if your profile is shared among promoters. Besides that, PicRec can waste your web traffic for activities that you don’t really need.
If you want to get rid of PicRec ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove PicRec extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove PicRec components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove PicRec and other malware form your infected computer.
This removal guide will help you to remove PicRec manually or use special security software designed for removing PicRec and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers not only removal but real-time protection against malicious programs and PUP (potentially unwanted programs). It offers a free scanner that is helpful for manual removal and let access the severity of the infection.
What is PicRec?
PicRec is an adware developed for making money out of users’ clicks. While it is not malicious, it traces your web browsing history and might cause some problems related to your privacy and security of your computer system. Adware wastes your web traffic for running its activities. PicRec is often deceptively installed with free programs if you miss signs of adware present in download client or a setup wizard for a program that you download. PicRec is installed as a Windows program that manages adware and web browser extensions installed into Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This makes removing PicRec more slightly more complicated than removing other windows programs, but if it is bundled with other adware programs, then you can have a hard time. It is better to be careful while installing free programs since inspecting setup wizards for bundled programs takes less of your time than PicRec removal.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware products like PicRec, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs, set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.
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Remove PicRec from Windows
You need to uninstall all the PicRec components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to PicRec.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall PicRec on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "PicRec" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall PicRec on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight PicRec program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PicRec on Windows XP
Uninstalling PicRec from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on PicRec program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PicRec from Chrome
Remove PicRec extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find PicRec extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PicRec from Firefox
Remove PicRec add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find PicRec add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PicRec from Internet Explorer
Remove PicRec extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on PicRec, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure for PicRec is easy to follow. Other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer, and you need other guides to remove them. PicRec Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove PicRec Adware Infection Completely
PicRec adware might come bundled with other adware programs. Some of ads might also be used by cyber criminals for installing malware and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal activities. After you remove PicRec you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.