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How to remove the PricePeep malware

Some anti-malware programs classify pricepeep.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.adln (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.PricePeep (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated PricePeep software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about PricePeep and how to get rid of it.

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Pricepeep.dll file information

The process known as PricePeep belongs to software PricePeep or PricePeep for Internet Explorer by PricePeep.

Description: Pricepeep.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file pricepeep.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 491,008 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 490,496 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/pricepeep.dll.html 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include FD6D90C0-E6EE-4BC6-B9F7-9ED319698007. The program has no visible window. Pricepeep.dll is able to monitor web browsers. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with pricepeep.dll, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > PricePeep or PricePeep for Internet Explorer)
  2) ask for help from Support.

Recommended: Identify pricepeep.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name pricepeep.dll, for example not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.adln (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.PricePeep (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the pricepeep.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If PricePeep has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.

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User Comments

InternetExplorer Toolbar to compare products and prices. This seems to be more of a bother than anything. I am usually better at finding the best prices for things on my own. This thing pops up all the time.
  Ryan   (further information)
This is a most annoying popup.
  Mark   (further information)
InternetExplorer Toolbar um den besten Preis zu finden. Nervige Popups.
  Mark   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of pricepeep.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think pricepeep.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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Best practices for resolving pricepeep issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active pricepeep process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the pricepeep.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.



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