Potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs, can pose security threats to your computer or compromise your safety. They are often bundled with other software or downloaded from untrustworthy sources without the user’s knowledge. It is also possible that users download these programs willingly but do not notice them during installation. One such PUP that users should be aware of is BreeZip.
What is BreeZip?
BreeZip is a file compression software that claims to make it easier for users to manage their files. It is available for download from various freeware sharing sites and can also be downloaded directly from the BreeZip website. While the program is not inherently malicious, and it may seem like a useful tool, users should be cautious when downloading and installing it.
Why Does BreeZip Want From Me?
Downloading BreeZip from freeware-sharing sites can be unsafe because these sites often bundle it with other software that may be harmful to your computer. Third-party software installers may install additional programs that would eventually change your browser settings under the pretense of enabling certain functions or content. These changes can slow down your computer or compromise your security by allowing unreliable third parties to gain access to your personally non-identifiable information.
Why Do I Need to Remove BreeZip?
Having potentially unwanted programs on your computer is not recommended because they can expose you to possibly harmful content. Users should be aware of the risks of downloading potentially unwanted programs like BreeZip. To protect your computer, it is important to install an antimalware application that will regularly scan your computer for PUPs. If you suspect that BreeZip has been installed on your computer, follow the steps below to remove it.
How to Remove BreeZip from Windows
- Click the Start menu on Windows Taskbar.
- Type "Control Panel" and press Enter.
- Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
- Find BreeZip on the list of installed programs.
- Click on BreeZip on the list and then click Uninstall at the top.
- When the uninstall is complete, run a full system scan with an antimalware tool.
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