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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Pricemeter

Have you discovered Pricemeter running on your Windows operating system? This browser extension does have an official download page (pricemeter.net); however, the download link is inactive and so there is no surprise that the application often travels bundled with other software. If the plugin is not represented and you cannot refuse or accept its installation, chances are that the distribution of the plugin is illegal. Needless to say, you should not trust a program which uses questionable tricks to enter your personal computer. As a matter of fact, even if you are given an option to decline the program, it does not mean that you can trust it. Malware researchers recommend having Pricemeter removed, and you can continue reading to learn more.

It has been discovered that Pricemeter can travel bundled with various questionable applications, including Terraria from terraria.downloads205.com which also packages the questionable Conduit search tools. Once installed, the application runs similarly to Bonanza Deals, DealPly and Duuqu. In most cases the so-called deals and pop-up offers related to these programs and Pricemeter are displayed on online web stores, including Walmart or Amazon; however, different offers could be presented on any website. Clicking on online advertisements and deals is not recommended unless you are 100% sure you can trust the company serving them. Unreliable applications which come bundled with other software could be linked to unreliable parties and could be used to present links to unreliable websites. As a matter of fact, this is how schemers distribute malware, which is why we recommend staying extra cautious. Due to this, we advise that you delete Pricemeter, especially if the program was installed onto the PC without your knowledge.

Pricemeter can be installed onto the PC without much notice; however, it presents notable, sometimes even irritating pop-up advertisements and saving deals when you browse the web and shop online. Since online advertising is not always reliable, we recommend that you delete Pricemeter and utilize a more reliable, trustworthy application to serve you online coupons and beneficial offers. If you use the manual removal guides below, the undesirable application will be deleted from the system in no time. Nonetheless, other programs which may enter the system together with the plugin could be much more complicated. If you are struggling with the detection and removal of other suspicious applications – click the download button and install a legitimate security tool which will delete intrusive, undesirable software automatically.

How to remove undesirable programs

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Move the cursor to the Task Bar and click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the undesirable application and select Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete.
  4. Select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu (tap the Windows key) and right-click.
  2. Click All apps to access a menu and then open the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you want to delete.
  4. Click Uninstall.
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How to manually remove Pricemeter

Files associated with Pricemeter infection:

update~1.exe
pricemeterd.exe
tmp.exe
pricemeter.exe
PriceMeterLiveUpdate.exe
PriceMeterExpressIE.dll
UpdateTask.exe
pricemeterw.exe
uninst.exe

Pricemeter DLL's to remove:

PriceMeterExpressIE.dll

Pricemeter processes to kill:

tmp.exe
PriceMeterLiveUpdate.exe
update~1.exe
pricemeter.exe
pricemeterw.exe
pricemeterd.exe
UpdateTask.exe
uninst.exe
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Comments

  1. Luiz Camargo - e-mail: lotaviu@hotmail May 3, 2014

    I can't remove Pricemeter as it does not appear on the programs list in the Control Panel uninstall window.
    I even tried to remove the files directly from the file local: appdata>local>Pricemeter, but I cannot do it as the error says I don't have permission to execute this action.
    So, I don't know what else I can do.

  2. Luiz Camargo - e-mail: lotaviu@hotmail May 3, 2014

    I can't remove Pricemeter as it does not appear on the programs list in the Control Panel uninstall window.
    I even tried to remove the files directly from the file local: appdata>local>Pricemeter, but I cannot do it as the error says I don't have permission to execute this action.
    So, I don't know what else I can do.

  3. wyndham May 15, 2014

    I am having a hard time deleting this from my computer. I need it deleted immediatly

  4. Anurag Nair Email - anuragnair07@gmail May 19, 2014

    I tried deleting it from the Control Panel's Add or Remove Programs list but every time I try deleting it, the computer restarts by itself and the file still remains. On the Add or Remove Programs list it appears as a 1.27 MB file called "Price Metar (remove only)"
    Please help. Will be very appreciated.

  5. John C. Kim May 26, 2014

    I cannot remove Pricemeter as it turns off computer if I click removal button on Add or Remove Program. Pricemeter is malicious.

  6. anonymous May 30, 2014

    Worked like a charm for me.

  7. Jen Jun 6, 2014

    I couldnt remove it from Control Panel as the computer restarted every single time. However, then I went to Start > Run > Regedit > F3 and then entered Pricemeter in the search field. I deleted all the results returning and now hoping its gone.

  8. help Jun 12, 2014

    ***** bakwas advice cannot even remove

  9. Gerry Jun 12, 2014

    start>run>Regedit>F3 works and it is a easy fix to get rid of pricemeter

  10. Akash Jul 8, 2014

    Is the process WaterMark.exe *****ociated with PriceMeter? I can't seem to remove it.

  11. A Anonymous Interenet Nerd Jul 30, 2014

    Thanks! This saved my PC

  12. Amstrum Oct 27, 2014

    Open regedit, press F3, type pricemeter and hit enter, right click and delete everything you find with that name.
    Each time you delete hit F3 again and repeat process till it finds no more

  13. EVH5150 Nov 20, 2014

    Thanks for the info...When trying to delete to delete I am asked to reboot the system to finish deleting the files..Is this safe to do on Windows 7?

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