Do you know what PasswordView is?
PasswordView’s promotional campaign is one of the worst to hit the web in a long while. This third-party program vows to help you see your passwords so you do not have to type them, but our researchers suggest removing this program, because it is adware. And as such, it is bound to subject you to irritating and misleading ads. As unreliable as this program’s offered function is, it does not work, which is just as well, because if it did, it might be used to leak your passwords. Most web browsers these days have a built-in function to save passwords and you can tamper with its settings to see them. So, you should use a shady third party program if you can use a world renowned browser to save your passwords?
Either way, let us talk about where this program comes from. PasswordView was released by an unidentified adware developer. This developer never labels its software, so malware researchers sort its products and label them as part of the so-called Lyrics family. PasswordView’s website at Passwordview.co does not state the developer’s country of origin, but its Terms of Service suggest that it comes from Israel as the agreement is covered by Israeli law. This program’s website has a built-in download button which does not initiate the program’s download. We think that this is a very good development, but we hear that people still get it, so it is quite possible that this adware is also being distributed via software bundles.PasswordView screenshot
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If you insist on seeing your passwords, then you can simply go to your browser’s settings and disable the function which protects them. If you are tempted to get PasswordView, then you should be aware that it does not work. This program displays commercial advertisements that come in the form of ads, pops, coupons, price comparison, in-line text and content recommendations. The developers claim that they cannot be held responsible for undesirable consequences that may occur as a result of using PasswordView. Its ads come from third parties, so they can be unreliable as they are prone to promote malicious content, such as other adware, browser hijacker, and shady search engines.
You should also be aware that PasswordView has been designed with the intention to gather information about you as well. Although this information is non-personal and consists of things such as IP address, CPU type, default search provider, operating system version, and a few other things. This information is then used for marketing and advertising purposes. Targeted advertising can also implemented with the help of this information. The bottom line is, however, that this program and its advertisements benefit its developers and their clients. So you might want to remove PasswordView.
If you have decided to uninstall PasswordView, but do not know how, then you should follow the removal instructions we have included below. This program is usually installed as standard program, but it can also contain a browser extension that you might have to remove manually. Regardless, this must be done, because this program is useless and unreliable. Therefore, you should not hesitate to take action against it.
How to uninstall PasswordView
- Tap Windows Key+X and open Programs and Features.
- Find the adware double-click on it and Uninstall it.
- Open the Start Screen.
- Type Uninstall a program in the search box and then go to Settings.
- In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
- Find the undesirable program.
- Uninstall it.
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Find the software.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Find PasswordView.
Remove PasswordView from your web browser
- Press Alt+X.
- Click Manage Add-ons.
- Click Toolbars and Extensions.
- Remove the extension.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+F and click More tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Find PasswordView.
- Click Remove.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and go to Extensions.
- Remove PasswordView.
In non-techie terms:
PasswordView is just a simple adware program designed to display commercial advertisements on your browser. It is promoted as program that enables you to see your own passwords while exposing them for all to see. This program promotes unsafe browsing practices as well as displays third-party ads that may advertise malicious programs that you definitely do not want. So why not remove PasswordView and be done with it?