PriceKeaper adware is often deceptively installed with other free programs, and computer users have some question about it. Is PriceKeaper a virus? No, it is not, but it is not a safe application because it can compromise your privacy and infect your computer with more similar programs. If you wonder how PriceKeaper was installed, then you did not notice optional adware bundled with a free program that you download recently. PriceKeaper is not installed with Trojans. It is offered as an optional addition that is set for automatic installation. If you failed to disable PriceKeaper, then it was installed and you agreed to that from a legal point of view. If you want to prevent adware installation, then you need to be careful because most of popular free programs distributed today are bundled with adware used for monetizing.
How can you remove PriceKeaper? It is not difficult. You just follow this guide and remove PriceKeaper components installed on your computer. They include a Windows program and web browser extensions and BHO for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer that you also need to disable or remove. If you got more adware, then you can use PriceKeaper removal tool that automatically takes care of other malicious programs and helps to protect your computer against future infections.
This removal guide will help you to remove PriceKeaper adware manually or use special security software that removes PriceKeaper and other malware. SpyHunter offers reliable malware detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against future problems with malicious programs.
What is PriceKeaper?
PriceKeaper is a program that promises to make your shopping better. However, the goodness is limited to the bunch of business partners that this adware will promote in popup ads, coupons, and deals displayed on various websites related to online shopping. Yes, PriceKeaper can help you to save money, but the value of such savings might be questionable. PriceKeaper is often deceptively installed along with free programs. Websites that distribute free content often bundle it with adware for monetizing. If you fail to notice and disable PriceKeaper before installing a free program, than PriceKeaper components are automatically installed, and you will see ads and various deals in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer when you visit various websites related to online shopping. While it is not malicious, PriceKeaper as any other adware just wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history. If your profile is shared among promoters, then you will get more ads and junk mail. It’s your choice, and if you want to remove PriceKeaper, then this guide is for you. It is easy to remove PriceKeaper components, and you can get rid of all ads displayed in your web browser unless you have other malicious programs installed.
Protection against adware deceptive installation:
If you want to avoid installing adware like PriceKeaper, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs. Use SpyHunter for a real-time anti-malware protection, reliable malware detection, and clean and safe removal of various threats from your computer.
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Remove PriceKeaper Ads Manually
First, you need to uninstall PriceKeaper application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to PriceKeaper adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall PriceKeaper on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "PriceKeaper" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall PriceKeaper on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight PriceKeaper program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PriceKeaper on Windows XP
Uninstalling PriceKeaper from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on PriceKeaper program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PriceKeaper from Chrome
Remove PriceKeaper extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find PriceKeaper extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PriceKeaper from Firefox
Remove PriceKeaper add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find PriceKeaper add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PriceKeaper from Internet Explorer
Remove PriceKeaper extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on PriceKeaper, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual PriceKeaper removal is not difficult while more complex adware might be present in a bundle and make it more difficult. Other malware might make adware removal more difficult if PriceKeaper is not the only program that displays ads. It might be difficult to remove all adware from your computer without special software. So, you can use software for detection and removal. SpyHunter let you quickly detect and remove other malicious programs.
Remove PriceKeaper Adware Infection Completely
PriceKeaper adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove PriceKeaper, you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software comes with a free professional support and a free scanner that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.
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