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Adpeak. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Also known as Adpeak ads, ads by Adpeak, Adpeak virus | Type: Adware
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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:

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Manual Adpeak Removal Guide

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Step 1: Uninstall Adpeak and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Adpeak from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove Adpeak from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Adpeak from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' 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.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Adpeak from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Adpeak from Internet Explorer (IE)

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.
Click on menu icon and select '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:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select '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 preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and 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.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Adpeak from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Adpeak and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select '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.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Adpeak from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Adpeak and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs 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.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Adpeak removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Adpeak from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Adpeak or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and 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.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Adpeak removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Adpeak registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of Adpeak

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

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