How to remove (uninstall) Panda Viewer

Have you noticed irritating pop-ups in the browser, labeled as “pop-ups by Panda Viewer”? Have you seen the name Panda Viewer anywhere else on the computer? If something like that happened in later days – the device is penetrated by adware, and our item can assist you in deleting it.

Panda Viewer

What is Panda Viewer

Right after the infection, Panda Viewer alters the properties of your browsers. That's its most important goal, as the substantial part of this fraud scheme is the “search engine” which emerges in the browser when you install Panda Viewer. So, Panda Viewer changes your pre-set homepage and the default search engine and puts the scammer’s website in their place. Now you can't use the reliable Google, Yahoo, Bing or whatever search provider you prefer – you’ll surf the Internet through the miserable fake search that displays advertising banners pop-up windows wrong pages of all sorts and sizes. Panda Viewer also substitutes the controls of browser icons in a way that in case you return the default controls, you'll automatically open the untrusted search system as the starting tab.

Panda Viewer can't be uninstalled as a usual program, and if you attempt to do it - the adware will come back. It happens because of the adware’s protective mechanisms, and we'll define their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the most popular technique to start the reinstallation of the virus if the operator had uninstalled it. Scheduled tasks aren’t frequently utilized by regular PC operators, so Panda Viewer just develops a task to inspect if it is installed, and if it isn't – to get and install it again. This task checks the virus' presence every time you turn on the PC, and thanks to it Panda Viewer keeps coming back.
  • The second technique is similar to the previous one, but it utilizes the system registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. You have to clear the registry to beat this way, but it is a rather difficult task for a newbie. The other registry values are needed for your computer to work, and by clearing any of them, you may inflict serious harm to the OS.

Panda Viewer

Panda Viewer, as you could guess by now, is an advertising program. Panda Viewer can't do anything helpful, as it’s developed to achieve only one goal: to drive you mad. Surely, the mad-driving activity isn’t its final aim, but it’s easily delivered when the virus does its job – distributes advertising banners. When the penetration is complete, it modifies the browser settings and shows you a heap of ads, to ensure that they have your attention. Fraudsters get a couple of cents for every click you're making, so you can see why the links keep coming: it’s a honeypot. In the paragraphs below, we will tell you in which way the virus infected the workstation and how you can defend it against similar threats. If you already know that and simply want to remove Panda Viewer ASAP – skip the other parts and look at the deletion guide.

 

How Panda Viewer got into the system

To make simpler for you, we will depict the entire story from the start. Most of the advertising programs are replicas of each other, repeated thousands of times and transferred to third-grade scammers with easy changes made. One of the suchlike guys bought Panda Viewer in the Dark Web, set it up and published it on file-sharing portals around the Web. And then, there was you, downloading it. Okay, you're saying that you haven't looked for a tool to annoy you? Possibly, you wanted some spoiling-it-all-up program for the computer, and somebody gave you a link to Panda Viewer downloader? Missed again? Okay, in that case, it could be some tool that is actually good. Sort of a toll-free program created by an unknown company, or a pirated copy of a well-known utility you didn’t want to purchase.

The method is known as “affiliate installation”, and it's based on that scammers combine the installation files of 2-3 hazardous programs and a sole helpful tool to create one file. The core point of the bundle is that it’s called by the name of a helpful utility, and you don’t know which tools are there before it's too late. On some of the stages, they show a suggestion to get other utilities, with the required checkmarks placed and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. And you pressed that button. There's another technique, with the “methods of installation”. It's very simple: the installation for practiced users is basically a manual pick of a folder for a program to be established, which extra programs do you require, and which ones are useless. In case of Panda Viewer, choosing the offered method of installation means that you allow all the trash from the bundle into the device.

Methods to remove Panda Viewer

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Panda Viewer manually

Step 1. Uninstall Panda Viewer from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Panda Viewer from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

At this moment you understand what Panda Viewer is, and you’re aware of its sneaky manners of penetration. You know everything you have to, except the most significant thing: how to delete Panda Viewer. Let’s get to it. Panda Viewer might be deleted through following these basic manners. The first one is what you’ve just tried to perform – DIY deletion. We know how to do it easier, and under this part, you’ll find the tips on manual uninstallation. The main shortage is the impossibility to delete several viruses through it as it'll require lots of time. It's better to try the faster method: you might fully delete the adware in several minutes with the help of Spyhunter anti-viral program. This utility has multiple advantages, including moderate price, 24/7 customer support, increased operation speed and the compatibility with many antiviral programs. It's time to stop trying to clean the computer with unpaid software – switch to the real anti-viral tool. Click the button under this paragraph to download an unpaid version with limited capacities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Panda Viewer from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Panda Viewer and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Panda Viewer
  • C:\ProgramData\Panda Viewer
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Panda Viewer

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Panda Viewer" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Panda Viewer and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Panda Viewer from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Panda Viewer and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Panda Viewer from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Panda Viewer

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Panda Viewer

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Panda Viewer

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Panda Viewer and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

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