Remove Adpeak
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Adpeak is also known as Adpeak ads, ads by Adpeak, Adpeak virus | Type: Adware

What is Adpeak?

Adpeak (can also be called as Adware:Win32/Adpeak, Adware.Adpeak, etc.) is a potentially unwanted program (or adware), which can easily show up on your computer without downloading it there. Just like Scorpion Saver and other adwares, it is spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware, so you may not even notice the moment of its installation. That's why there are lots of various discussions on  the Internet that are calling Adpeak a virus. Many security vendors have tested this application but they haven't found any relations to viruses, so if you like this program, you can keep it. Nevertheless, we don't recommend this because there are lots of issues that are related to this application. It seems that the main problems is not Adpeak's distribution method. The main problem is what is usually caused by it. As soon as this program is installed on the system, it may easily hijack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other web browsers. In addition, it may start displaying continuous advertisements and may also cause redirects to affiliate websites. Don't be surprised if this program redirects you to a really suspicious website because the developers of adwares and other PUPs are hardly checking what parties they promote thru their ads. That's why we highly recommend avoid Adpeak ads and not clicking them. Besides, such programs are capable of tracking users' activity on the web and collecting various information. If you don't want to reveal what websites you like the most, what data you enter when visiting them and so on, you should remove Adpeak virus from the system. For that you should simply check it with reliable anti-spware, such as SpyHunter, and remove malicious files.

How can Adpeak hijack my computer?

Adpeak is mostly spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware, so you should be very careful when downloading such software to your computer. We have already told you about this distribution method for hundreds of times, so you should know that this distribution method is called bundling. If you still don't know, how to avoid it, keep in mind that the easiest way to do that is to rely on Custom or Advanced installation when installing freeware on your computer. After selecting any of these methods, make sure that you deselect all checkboxes that claim that you agree to install Adpeak adware, Scorpion Saver and other adware-type programs and finish your installation. Of course, just like any other application, which promises to help people increase their browsing experience, it can be downloaded to computer manually but we really recommend not doing that. If you have already downloaded this program to your computer and now you are dealing with continuous commercial ads, redirects, slowdowns and similar issues, you should use a guide and get rid of ti. Besides, such programs may also be set to alter start page or default search engine and other settings.

How to remove Adpeak virus?

If you want to get rid of Adpeak, Scorpion Saver and other PUPs, you should follow these instructions:

Automatic Adpeak Removal Guide

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.

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Adpeak Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall Adpeak and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 8
  • 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.
Uninstall Adpeak and related programs
  • Here, look for Adpeak or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

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.

Step 2

Remove Adpeak from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Adpeak and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Adpeak removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Adpeak and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Adpeak removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Adpeak and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Adpeak removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Adpeak or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Adpeak removal process.

Geolocation of Adpeak

Map reveals the prevalence of Adpeak. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 02/26/15 03:25; information updated: 02/26/15 03:25

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