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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


UnknownFile is identified as a potentially unwanted program due to the specific suspicious characteristics this application might display when it reaches target systems. First of all, remove this program, because it is not as problem-solving as it wants you to believe. Officially, it is marketed as a tool that helps open files which your system does not recognize. It might sound like a very promising feature indeed, considering we always run into the files that we cannot open unless we have the relevant software. However, all UnknownFile does is prompt you with the message asking whether you want search the web for the needed software or use the already installed one. So, the capability this potentially unwanted program offers leaves a lot to be desired, as you can relatively easy find the right software or associate the programs with the corresponding file extensions yourself.

Of course, that does not mean that you cannot find UnknownFile useful. It is possible that in some cases it might help you to crack “the mystery” and open the unfamiliar extensions. UnknownFile is distributed via, but there have been instances when computer users installed this program accidentally with other freeware programs. If that is how UnknownFile reached your system, it is possible that it has already started opening up commercial advertisements on your screen. The version of UnknownFile that is distributed via bundles is known carry out the same activities as generic advertising-supported programs. If you do not want to be constantly flooded with unreliable third-party ads, or be under the surveillance that can potentially result in data leakage, remove UnknownFile without any further delay.

On top of that, this program might suggest you to open files with the software that might turn out to be unreliable, or even malicious. If that is not enough, this potentially unwanted program auto starts with Windows and initiates an active process in the background of your system, which is something reliable programs never do. Thus, this is important that you remove UnknownFile, so do not waste time and take the necessary steps to neutralize this program and all the related risks. Due to the high number of vulnerabilities this application contains, we strongly recommend that you carry out the removal by means of automatic antimalware tools. Be aware that UnknownFile might have reached your system together with multiple other highly-suspicious programs that can only be neutralized with the best antisypware software.

Remove UnknownFile from your PC

Windows 8 & 8.1:

  1. Press the Windows key + X and choose Control Panel in the menu.
  2. Open Programs and Features and select the program you wish to remove.
  3. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 & Vista:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Type in “control panel” in the Run command and click OK.
  3. Open Programs and Features and choose the program you want to delete.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs and select the unwanted program in the list.
  3. Click Remove.
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