How to remove Secure Program Install (Virus Removal Guide)

Secure Program Install (also searched for as Secure Program Install virus) is a download manager mostly associated with dubious torrent files and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that usually download and install without user consent or knowledge. The Secure Program Install program can automatically install in the background while you work on your computer or browse the web. Once the “Secure Program Install virus” has been contracted users may notice a process titled Secure Program Install.exe in their task manager and fall victim to unwanted pop-up ads and browser redirects.

Secure Program Install

Secure Program Install adware generates very intrusive pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by Secure Program Install  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

Secure Program Install adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Secure Program Install if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did Secure Program Install get on my computer?

Secure Program Install and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. Secure Program Install is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that Secure Program Install adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • Secure Program Install bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • Secure Program Install is usually bundled inside installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or as freeware programs distributed by websites similar to download.com and softonic.com.
  • Secure Program Install injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Secure Program Install makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings (such as Windows registry) and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program has been disabled it will enable itself to run.

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How to remove Secure Program Install virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove Secure Program Install virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for Secure Program Install

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing Secure Program Install we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove Secure Program Install.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove Secure Program Install

How to uninstall Secure Program Install

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for Secure Program Install in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click Secure Program Install to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Secure Program Install in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Secure Program Install below.[/note]

How to remove Secure Program Install add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Secure Program Install extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Secure Program Install add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Secure Program Install extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Secure Program Install in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Secure Program Install below.[/note]

Secure Program Install virus removal tips
  • If you do not find Secure Program Install in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing Secure Program Install you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

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