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 of adware also redirects users to affiliate websites 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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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