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 8/7/XP are 491,008 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 490,496 bytes and 6 more variants. 
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.
In the event of any problems with pricepeep.dll, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > 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. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pricepeep. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the pricepeep.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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