PANDAViewer is probably one of the least important and least useful application that you can find on your system. Although this file explorer and image viewer software seems to work just fine, it is not really a good quality program; and, this is not even the reason why we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). We have found that this PUP is identical to Picexa and belongs to the so-called ELEX family. This questionable program sets a potentially risky search engine as your homepage in Google Chrome. Also, it is possible that you install it along with other free programs that bundle malicious software installers. Therefore, you may have more serious security-related issues on your system right now that could cause further problems and infections. Since you can find reliable free programs on the web that would have more functions and more use to you, we suggest that you remove PANDAViewer from your system. Unfortunately, the uninstaller does not work properly and leaves lots of mess behind, which is another reason why we consider this program potentially unwanted. Please read our full report to find out how you can eliminate this questionable PUP entirely.
It is possible that you are searching the web for an image viewer application and somehow end up on the official webpage of this PUP at pandaviewer.com; even though we do not think that too many users install this tool through this channel. This is a very simple webpage with limited information about this software. To be frank, it is not very convincing but it is possible that some inexperienced computer users would still find this PUP a good choice to install. But when you are searching the web for an image viewer application, there is little chance that you find this software on the first pages of the results unless you know its name specifically and include it in your search keywords. We have found that it is possible that this PUP is also distributed on the web in freeware bundles to make sure that it is spread as widely as possible.
What you may not yet know is that installing a bundle is always risky unless it is the reliable and legitimate kind. However, when you download your target software from questionable sources, such as torrent and freeware pages, it is quite likely that instead of a standalone installer you will download a package of programs that may contain several useless PUPs and malware infections as well on top of an authentic free program. If this is how you may have installed this application, chances are that there are adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, or other potentially unwanted applications on board, too. This is why it is important for you to know that you should stay away from questionable and suspicious websites, i.e., you should only use official and reputable pages to download software and updates as well.
Also, it is essential that you do not engage with any third-party content, including advertising, if you do not want to drop a bundle of threats or end up on malicious websites. In addition to all this you should also make sure that your target is really worth installing. Although this PUP is clearly not the greatest threat to your computer you might encounter, we still believe that you should remove PANDAViewer from your system. But this may not be enough to restore the security of your PC and therefore we also suggest that you use a reliable malware scanner to find all other questionable programs as well.
Another bit of bad news regarding this PUP is that it is not that easy to eliminate it fully. Unfortunately, its uninstaller leaves lots of leftovers. Still, you can locate and use this uninstaller via Control Panel as a first step. Then, you can move to the second part of our instructions below that refer to the removal of the aforementioned leftovers. If you want to do the whole process manually, we have prepared all the necessary steps for you below this article. However, it is possible that you do not want to go through all this hassle to clean your system yourself. Therefore, we recommend that you employ a professional anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter that can automatically take care of all known malicious and unwanted programs for you.
How to remove PANDAViewer from Windows
Remove the leftovers