What is SecureDocumentsViewer?
SecureDocumentsViewer could easily mislead you to believe that it is a useful application, but our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has classified it as an adware program due to its real nature and functioning. As a matter of fact, this adware has been found identical to HealthcareGovTool and SecurityPatchUpdater, which are also ad-supported applications whose functions have nothing to do with their names. The only thing this adware was developed to do is to display third-party ads on your screen trying to make you click on them. This is how an adware application can generate traffic to affiliated websites and thus make a lot of easy money for its creators. However, these ads may hold potential risks, so clicking on them should be avoided. Since the presence of this program may indicate multiple security-related issues, we advise you to delete SecureDocumentsViewer as soon as you can.
Where does SecureDocumentsViewer come from?
Just like the other identical clones, this adware also used to have an official page (securedocumentsveiwer.com), but it is not available any longer. However, there are still reports of infections regarding SecureDocumentsViewer. This is possible because this adware uses freeware bundles to travel all around the web. Since these packages are mainly hosted on shareware and other P2P websites, you can imagine how many people may download it every day. But we need to make a difference between legitimate and infected bundles. Obviously, there are reputable freeware sites that promote legitimate and useful third-party free software bundles. But there are also questionable and shady sites that tend to host bundles packed with malware infections. You should stay away from these sites if you do not want to infect your computer with adware apps, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs, which are the most common components of these bundles.
Chances are your computer has already been infected with a bunch of these threats. If you find annoying third-party ads in your browsers every time you go surfing the net, or if you notice unfamiliar search engines as your homepage, there is a good chance that SecureDocumentsViewer is only one of your issues. You can figure out that removing SecureDocumentsViewer alone will not save the day, even though it is an important step towards a clean system. But the next step should be scanning your computer with a reliable malware scanner to see how many other threats are present. Once you manage to identify all the threat sources, you need to eliminate them all.
What does SecureDocumentsViewer do?
As we have already mentioned, this application has nothing to do with document viewing and even less to do with security. Although, from a different angle, SecureDocumentsViewer does something to do with security as in “it may be a threat to your system security.” This adware can ruin your online experience by showing coupon ads and best offer pop-ups. Not only are these third-party ads annoying, but they may also redirect you to unreliable and dangerous websites if you click on them. Therefore, we advise you to keep away from these ads and never click; not even when you are presented with a relevant-looking ad, which may easily be a trap. In order to avoid being scammed by criminals, you should remove SecureDocumentsViewer ASAP.
How do I delete SecureDocumentsViewer?
It seems that the uninstaller of this adware only removes the extension from Internet Explorer. Therefore, after uninstalling the application via Control Panel, you will have to manually take care of the extensions in the other two major browsers. Please follow our instructions below to assist you with the necessary steps. Also, make sure that you keep all your programs, including your browsers, up-to-date in order to increase the level of security.
SecureDocumentsViewer Removal from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+Q and enter Uninstall a program. Hit Enter.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Press the Windows button on the Taskbar.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Choose Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and click Remove.
SecureDocumentsViewer Removal from browsers
- Press Alt+T and choose Add-ons.
- On the left, select Extensions.
- Pick the extension and click Remove.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Pick Extensions.
- Choose the extension and click on the Trash can on the right.
- Press Remove in the confirmation window.
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