Everalbum by Everalbum Inc. is a questionable image backup and iOIS/Android sync program that usually bundles with third-party items like freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files. Everalbum is primarily advertised and promoted by third-party software bundlers and download managers.
Once Everalbum is installed it will begin to scan your computer for unsecured photos. A notification on Windows desktop will appear that says “Scanning your computer for unsecured photos.”
When the Everalbum scan is complete it will claim that it found unsecured photos on your computer. The program will typically claim that all images on the machine are not secure. The message will read “We found ___ unsecured photos on your computer” and the message will provide you with a button that says “Secure Now!”
If you click the “Secure Now!” button a new Create Account window will appear that asks you for your Fist Name, Last Name, Email, and Password. If you provide this information a new window will appear that says “Start Free Trial.” The Start Free Trial window says that you can try Everalbum Plus free for 7 days and unlock features like Unlimited Full Res Photos, Unlimited Full Res Videos, Unlimited Photo Printing, and 24 Hr Customer Support. If you click “No Thanks!” at the bottom of the window Everalbum will begin to backup photos on your computer. The program will launch a new window that says “Backing Up Photos” and contains a timer on it.
Even if Everalbum does what it is supposed to do I find the program very deceptive and misleading. The way the program convinces users to install it is also a red flag and is a common tactic mostly utilized by potentially unwanted programs (PUP) and malware.
The program is promoted as a free Windows tool you can use to secure photos on your computer (whatever that is supposed to mean). The program will not identify itself as a full product called Everalbum Plus until a user provides them with their full name, email address, and password. Once this information is supplied the program will then notify the user that it is only a 7-day free trial. This is a tactic designed to gather personal information from the user and the user. The program will gather information before it shows its true colors. If you supply the program with your full name and email address you might experience excessive amounts of email spam and promotions from the company and third-parties.
Everalbum does not make the photos on your computer “more secure.” In fact, providing a disreputable and relatively unknown source with your personal information, contact information, photos to your computer, and access to your machine is one of the least secure things you can do.
Once Everalbum is installed it will create various file folders across your machine. It does not install like a normal program that typically creates a folder in C: > ProgramFiles. It will add folders and files in multiple locations on your machine including C:\ProgramData\SquirrelMachineInstalls and C:\Users\botcr_000\AppData\Local\Everalbum\app-1.0.1.
It will also create and schedule new tasks to run every time Windows starts. This will allow the program to run when you start your computer and remain enabled if you manually close or disable it.
Everalbum Distribution Method
Like most adware type programs, Everalbum usually bundles with other downloadable objects with or without user consent and knowledge. The most common way this happens is by downloading a program or file from a questionable online source. Downloading items online such as freeware and torrent files will often result in potentially unwanted programs infecting the user’s system. Even if a program is well known and trustworthy, downloading it from a malicious site will lead to infection.
Some freeware managers may give users an option to accept or decline this program from installing. Others may automatically install the program without notifying the user.
If the computer user has previously downloaded a malicious program, Everalbum adware could have been downloaded in the background without permission or knowledge of the user. The user might also be tricked into accepting the download under the guise of something it is not, like a program update or media player. Malicious authors often hide the download behind a terms and conditions page, effectively tricking users into downloading adware. In some instances Everalbum may be advertised as an extension to improve the user’s browsing experience in order to encourage a direct download. Regardless of how the system was infected, removal remains relatively unchanged.
|Name||Everalbum, Everalbum-win32-x64, Everalbum virus *This program is not a computer virus|
|Detection Categories||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Description||Install Everalbum for free to safely and securely backup your photos and sync them across all your devices including iOIS and Android.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Slow system reboot and start-up
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Excessive email spam
C:\Program Files (x86)
|Quick Detection & Removal Tool||Click Here To Download Malwarebytes|
Everalbum (Virus Removal Instructions)
- Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
- Scan your computer with HitmanPro
- Uninstall Everalbum and unwanted programs
- Remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions
- Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.
2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.
2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
5. Click the Reboot button.
3. Uninstall Everalbum and unwanted programs
The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall Everalbum and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”
3. Search for Everalbum in the list and double click it to begin the uninstall process.
4. Once you have uninstalled Everalbum, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well. A tip to find programs that recently installed on your computer is to click the “Installed On” tab to arrange programs in order by the date the were installed.
4. Remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions
The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.