Do you know what MessengerPC is?
If you find MessengerPC installed on your Windows operating system, you need to delete this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as soon as possible. According to the latest information, this strange application is spread using fake websites, or it comes bundled with other questionable programs. At the time of research, an official download page did not exist, which is not that surprising, considering that the program is not reliable, and no one in their right mind would ever choose to install it for what it is. Unfortunately, it offers a service that some might be interested in: It, supposedly, can provide you with the Desktop version of Facebook Messenger. Whether you installed it yourself, or it entered your operating system in a strange way, you should remove MessengerPC, and you can learn more about that by reading this report.
It appears that the suspicious MessengerPC was created by a company named Heroku inc., which is represented at herokuapp.com. The company builds applications, and so it is quite possible that it helped build the suspicious PUP as well. Our research team found that the app connects to cpaserver.herokuapp.com after installation, which is a remote server that belongs to this company. Although you can learn all about the company via its official website, you cannot rely on the privacy policies that are presented via it because they do not represent MessengerPC. This program, as mentioned already, does not have a website, and no official information from the creator is available, which means that the app is completely unpredictable. Do you understand why this is a reason to delete this application? That is because you do not actually know how it works, and you cannot be 100% sure that it is reliable.MessengerPC screenshot
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When MessengerPC is installed, the user should be able to connect to the Facebook Messenger right from their Desktop. Even if the service works, and the user can communicate with their Facebook friends as they would via https://www.facebook.com/messages/, removing the application is recommended because other actions could be performed in the background. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that all information is recorded and leaked, and if that were the case, your login details and all information you exchange with your contacts could fall into the wrong hands. Since you really do not know who created the app or what kinds of intentions they have, you must consider the possibility that MessengerPC was built to record sensitive information and steal your virtual identity. We are sure that is not what you want to be dealing with.
You need to get rid of MessengerPC as soon as possible, and you should be able to do that using the simple manual removal instructions below. If you are unable to identify and eliminate the unreliable PUP yourself, consider implementing an anti-malware program. It will automatically delete MessengerPC, as well as any other unreliable pieces that might exist on your computer. Always keep in mind that if one threat got in, others could have done the same thing. Even if you decide to eliminate the PUP yourself, you should use a legitimate malware scanner to inspect your system and help you determine if or not you need to delete other malicious threats. If the scanner discovers something, use the search field at the top to find more information and the removal guides you need. You can also communicate with us via the comments section.
Remove MessengerPC from Windows
- Simultaneously tap Win+E keys to access Windows Explorer.
- Enter %APPDATA% into the bar at the top.
- Right-click and Delete the folder named MessengerPC.
- Click the Start menu icon on the Taskbar.
- Click Control Panel (search it via the search field if you are using Windows 10).
- Move to Uninstall a program/Add or Remove Programs.
- Uninstall/Remove the potentially unwanted program called MessengerPC.
In non-techie terms:
Although MessengerPC might seem like a great tool at first, this app is too mysterious and unpredictable, and trusting it might be a mistake. If you have downloaded it, the chances are that other suspicious programs were bundled with it. Therefore, we suggest scanning your operating system first. If any other serious threats are found, you must delete them immediately. As for the removal of MessengerPC, you can either uninstall it yourself as shown in the guide above, or you can use an anti-malware program. Afterward, you should change your Facebook account password, as well as check recently sent messages to make sure that your account was not hijacked to spread spam or malware. If you have any questions about the PUP or its removal, feel free to post a comment below.