Adware.AdPeak

Short bio

Adware.AdPeak is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a family of adware targeting Windows systems and capable of hijacking known browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. Apart from displaying advertisements, this family also redirects users to affiliate (and sometimes dubious) websites.

Symptoms

On affected systems, users would notice browser tabs or windows opening that are not related to the sites they are visiting.

Type and source of infection

Adware.AdPeak arrives on systems as part of bundlers.

Protection

Malwarebytes detects and blocks the bundlers and installers for Adware.Adpeak.

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Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.AdPeak without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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