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How to Remove Picturella from Your Computer
You can effectively remove Picturella from your computer with Exterminate It!.
After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Picturella in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.
Picturella Categorized as:
Remote Access Tool. A program that enables a hacker to remotely access and control other people’s computers. A RAT can serve a variety of malicious purposes, including hijacking and transferring private information, downloading files, running programs, and tampering with system settings.
How Did My PC Get Infected with Picturella?
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Picturella:
- Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
- You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.
Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware
Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Picturella. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.
Using Peer-to-Peer Software
The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Picturella.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Picturella-, spyware, and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.
The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Picturella.
PC is working very slowly
Picturella can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Picturella.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
Picturella can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Picturella may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
Picturella may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.
E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
Picturella may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam, and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.
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