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    pricepeep

    Hi Everybody,

    For the last couple of weeks I have been plagued with a Malaware named ''pricepeep''. I have no idea why, I ran Malaware full scan, and my Avast antivirus which found 31 threats. I deleted them all, pricepeep is still popping up about everywhere, like Topbuys, Deal Direct, etc...
    Going to their webpage supposedly giving instructions on how to remove it, suggesting to use Windows uninstaller, Revo and Firefox add-on.
    I did all of those, and pricepeep is not even listed in the uninstallers and Firefox add-on, so I am completely lost.
    Would anyone have a suggestion, please help.
    Thank you
    Jean-Pierre.-

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    See if this page has an answer for you.
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    Hi Medico,
    I had a look and tried it but it didn't change anything.
    I still need help. Thank you.
    Jean-Pierre.-

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    Here's a Google Search for Price Peep. Perhaps it will help.
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    I have been there, they give a lot of info on how to uninstall it; if read it, it is supposedly listed in Windows 7 add/remove and in Add-on in Firefox. I was on their website, lots of info but none of them worked.
    None of them exist, they are not showing. I tried Revo, it is not there either. This Pricepeep s a serious malaware, and cannot be removed. I didn't find it anywhere to do what they suggested I should do to remove it.

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    Anyone else have a solution to remove this crummy Pricepeep? Every website where I wish to login to buy something, or just browse, and Pricepeep comes with a Popup window.
    It means a heavy burden on surfing as every singe move I make, these popups are showing and needed to be close manually, every single time!
    Please, could someone help?
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    Did you try AdwCleaner, a free tool which is said to remove it?

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    You ran Malwarebytes and that didn't remove it? Did you try running Malwarebytes in safe mode? SpyBot is another option, http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Two other very good options: run rkill, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/. There is a nice tutorial link on the download page. If that doesn't work then maybe
    its time to check it with ComboFix. http://www.combofix.org/

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    Thank you all. Spybot did the trick, what a relief! I however downloaded all the other suggestions just in case. I am better prepared to fight these kind of invasions to privacy.
    I am grateful beyond measure.
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    Jean-Pierre.-

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    That specific type of aggressive adware usually comes parceled as a package with other downloaded software.
    Software usually downloaded from questionable sources, so be careful WHERE you get software in the future.

    It's usually more annoying than dangerous, but who knows, someone could easily take it further.
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    Thanks for the good advice, I will be careful.

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    The Opt Out boxes are often very small or difficult to understand. Even some of the well known and heavily used apps often come with other apps attached unless you Opt Out. I forget which app it was recently, but Chrome tried to piggyback with this installation. I'm sorry, but even this unwanted and unrequested browser seems very intrusive in my mind. And this is one of the more benign piggy backs you will see. Many others are more intrusive or more dangerous.
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    I've got Freemake's Video Downloader installed. I also ended up getting a crap load of FreePriceAlert ads and junkware to boot.
    I managed to clear them up without interfering with the downloader. Right now I find the app extremely handy,
    handy enough for me to judge the risk to be outweighed by the benefits.
    I've also got a clean drive based image to fall back when the time comes to remove it. That's the key thing here, always have a backup
    that can be ready to go in 20-30 min.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Yes indeed, backing up is the key.

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    As can be seen in both Clint and my signature, we also are great proponents of backups, in both our cases, Imaging. There are others that also show what they think of this important chore in their signatures. The importance cannot be overstated. Anyone that does not have a backup/imaging scheme should start NOW!

    I create a new Image on our PCs directly after patch Tuesday. In this way, our Images are always less than one month old. I know of others that Image more often than this, but my needs are far less than many.
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