SecureDossier Unwanted Application

Also Known As: SecureDossier potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

SecureDossier removal instructions

What is SecureDossier?

SecureDossier is a program that is presented as a tool that allows its users to optimize their computers: to clean drives, speed up systems and protect them while browsing the web. It might be true, however, it is very likely that most people who have this program installed, installed it unintentionally. SecureDossier is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), its developers promote it using a "bundling" method (it often gets installed together with other software).

SecureDossier unwanted application

It is known that one of the programs that is used to promote it is called FirePlayer, SecureDossier is included (bundled) into its installer. When opened, SecureDossier allows people to perform a scan and to see if there are any problems with the computer. It is very likely that it will find a great number of various issues (like it did in our example, in a screenshot above). The thing is that programs/applications that are promoted using "bundling" method should not be trusted. Typically, they display scan results that include a number of issues, however, those results are not real (fake). There are many cases where programs of this type are designed to display numerous problems only to encourage people to buy them (pay for activation) - very often these programs allow to perform a free scan, but in order to fix found issues it is requited to buy them. It is unknown whether SecureDossier is one of these apps, however, most PUAs are designed to operate this way (they cannot be trusted). Besides, "bundled" apps often come in packs: it means that users are often being tricked into installing more than one unwanted application at one. Typically, PUAs come together with other unwanted apps such as browser hijackers, adware-type apps and so on. Applications of this type usually are designed to display intrusive advertisements such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other ads. Or/and they gather information related to user's browsing habits: entered search queries, IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites (addresses) and other similar info. Their developers share it with third parties who might be cyber criminals, one way or another, these parties misuse collected data to generate revenue. We recommend to uninstall SecureDossier or any other installed PUAs and avoid installing apps of this type in the future.

SecureDossier is just one of the many apps that categorized as potentially unwanted, here are other examples: One Click Booster, Registry Scanner and Lowe Registry Cleaner. Most of these apps are presented as handy, useful and legitimate. However, people who develop legitimate apps do not attempt to trick people into using them. Additionally, when installed PUAs often do not deliver their users any of the promised features, tools and so on.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some unwanted apps can be downloaded from websites that their developers use to promote them. However, in most cases people install PUAs either through intrusive advertisements that they click or if software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". To be more precise, they put (hide) information about unwanted apps in settings like "Custom", "Advanced" and other pars of software download or/and installation setups. However, most of the times unwanted installations and downloads happen only because people do not check available download/installation setup's settings/options and leave them unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent unwanted installations or downloads of various potentially unwanted applications, we recommend to download/install software and browse the web carefully. Download it (especially if it is free) using official/trustworthy sources and direct links. Avoid using third party software downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrents, eMule and other similar channels. Another important thing is not to skip any installation/download setup's steps: always check what are "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options first. If there are any offers to install or download unwanted software, they should be dismissed/opted-out. Additionally, we recommend not to trust various intrusive ads, they often open unreliable (potentially, malicious websites) like gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on. If you encounter intrusive ads or redirects to unreliable websites often, then check if there are no unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on your web browser. Remove unwanted/suspicious entries as soon as possible. It is recommended to apply this to programs installed on operating system as well. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Website promoting app which is designed to distribute SecureDossier:

website promoting app that is used to distribute SecureDossier

Installed that is designed to promote SecureDossier:

SecureDossier installation setup

Installer of SecureDossier program:

securedossier installer

Instant automatic removal of SecureDossier potentially unwanted application: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of SecureDossier potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
▼ DOWNLOAD Spyhunter By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Free scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.

Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

SecureDossier adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "SecureDossier" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

At the time of research SecureDossier did not install any unwanted browser extensions. However note that some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or get unwanted redirects when browsing the Internet continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the securedossier potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the securedossier potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with securedossier potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove securedossier potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on securedossier potentially unwanted application or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.