Adpeak is a potentially unwanted program, which can show up on your computer without downloading it there. It's mostly spread together with Scorpion Saver, which has already initiated various discussions online. Many security vendors have tested this application but they haven't found any relations to viruses. It seems that the main problems is Adpeak's distribution method and its additional activity, which is based on continuous advertisements and redirections to unknown websites. We highly recommend ignoring these ads because they may trick you into installing useless programs. If you noticed Adpeak on your computer, you should check it with reliable anti-spware and remove malicious files.
Adpeak is mostly spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware. We have discussed about this distribution method for hundreds of times. If you still don't know, how to avoid such infiltration, keep in mind that the easiest way to do that is to rely on Custom or Advanced installation. After choosing it, make sure that you deselect all checkboxes that claim that you agree to install Adpeak, Scorpion Saver and other adware. If you downloaded this program on your computer, you may notice its comemrcial ads. Besides, such programs may also be set to alter start page or default search engine and other settings.
If you want to get rid of Adpeak, Scorpion Saver and other PUPs, you should follow these instructions:
You can remove Adpeak automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Adpeak and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Adpeak or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Adpeak from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Adpeak:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Adpeak are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Adpeak right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-19 11:56
Information updated: 2014-08-19 11:56