Title: PricePeep
Type: Adware
Also known as: Price Peep

Remove PricePeep
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:PricePeep severity is 15  (15 / 100)
 

PricePeep is a potentially unwanted program, which belongs to the category of 'adware'. Once it gets inside the system, it starts interrupting your Internet sessions with its commercial advertisements that appear in a web browser, pop-up windows and toolbar. In most of the cases, PricePeep tends to show up on such websites as eBay and Amazon, and offers information about various coupons, discounts and similar offers. Be aware about one thing: if you see such pop-up ads titled with 'Shop and Save with PricePeep!', you shouldn't think that the site is hacked. In reality, PricePeep has infiltrated into YOUR computer and made itself comfortable there. However, it has been found to cause only a weak chaos on the system and hasn't been found to spread viruses.

WHERE CAN I GET PRICEPEEP FROM?

PricePeep can be downloaded from its official website. However, such programs are also actively distributed in a bundle with various unpaid programs and shareware. That's why we always recommend paying attention to the components list, optional installs and similar things when installing software. Once you see something that is not familiar, uncheck it. As soon as PricePeep gets inside the system, it may become an unwanted application as soon as it starts running. The reason of that is really simple – it bombards you with its continuous pop-up advertisements. 

HOW CAN I REMOVE PRICEPEEP?

If you have installed PricePeep on your computer by yourself and don't want to keep this program anymore, try these steps:

Automatic PricePeep Removal Guide

You can remove PricePeep 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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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall PricePeep. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Manual PricePeep Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall PricePeep and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for PricePeep or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove PricePeep from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
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 PricePeep 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 PricePeep removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select PricePeep 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 PricePeep removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select PricePeep 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 PricePeep removal.

What is adware?

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 PricePeep:

•  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

Geolocation of PricePeep:

This map reveals the prevalence of PricePeep. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: France, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and United States.

QR code for PricePeep removal instructions:

PricePeep qrcode
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 PricePeep 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 PricePeep right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-14 09:06:33
Information updated: 2014-08-14 09:06:33

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