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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Changes default search engine

Perk Prize Panel

Perk Prize Panel in an advertisement supported program which we recommend removing from the operating system as soon as possible. Some computer users believe that this application is beneficial because on perk.com it is stated that it can help you earn points when shopping online. It is stated that these points can be exchanged to gift cards and rewards, and this is the main reason why many do not even think about getting it deleted. Unfortunately, the program is often trusted even by those computer users who have not authorized the activity of the suspicious application. Please continue reading and you will find out exactly why you should remove Perk Prize Panel.

As you may have discovered already, Perk Prize Panel does not have an official download source. Of course, the program is still active because its developers allow its distribution alongside other software. Bundled installers are extremely dangerous because they can be used by cyber criminals to spread malware as well. As our malware researchers have discovered, the application could travel packaged with Media Player Pro setup promoted at secure.oi-installer2.com. Of course, other installers could be used as well. It is most important to understand that sometimes bundled applications are installed silently. In fact, Perk Prize Panel could be installed without any notification as well.

As it is indicated in the Privacy Policy which you can find on perk.com, Perk Prize Panel is meant to show supposedly relevant coupons and present earning opportunities. It is also indicated that if the program was presented by third parties, separate privacy policies could apply. Here is an excerpt:

In the case you are accessing Perk services through a 3rd party application, you are bound to the terms of the 3rd party agreement and hold 3rd party fully liable for any claims.

Whether you notice Ads by PerformerSoft and other advertisement supported programs, you should pay absolutely no attention to the products and services promoted. Unfortunately, sometimes online advertisements are misleading and can be used to open up security backdoors which virtual schemers could use to their own advantage. Online ads could be displayed on search.conduit.com as well. This is the unreliable search provider which may be used to hijack the home page of your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers.

You should delete Perk Prize Panel because this is an unreliable advertisement supported program which may be installed silently and which may be linked to a suspicious browser hijacker. The program promises you to save money when shopping online; however, you should not use the service just because the displayed ads are likely to be managed by unreliable parties. To eliminate undesirable programs we recommend installing automatic malware removal software. You can also try to perform this task manually using the guides below.

Remove Perk Prize Panel from PC

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Task Bar and click Start to open a menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and move to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the undesirable applications.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and then open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program to find the installed software.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key to access the Metro UI menu.
  2. Right-click on the background and select All apps.
  3. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click the program you want to delete and select Uninstall.

Delete the plugin and Conduit search tools

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and click Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Disable the unwanted plugin and click Search Providers.
  4. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T again and this time select Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab and move the Home Page.
  7. Remove the undesirable URL, click OK and restart IE.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and move to the Firefox search box.
  2. Click the search provider icon and select Manage Search Engines.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  5. Click the General tab and find the Home Page box.
  6. Remove the undesirable URL and click OK.
  7. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Add-ons Manager.
  8. Go to Extensions, Remove the unwanted plugin and restart FF.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Move to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Click the trash icon on the right of the undesirable plugin.
  4. Select Remove and navigate to the menu on the left.
  5. Select Settings and move to On Startup.
  6. Now select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  7. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  8. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and click Change.
  9. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  10. Under Search click Manage search engines and choose a new search provider.
  11. Remove (click X) the undesirable search provider and click Done.
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How to manually remove Perk Prize Panel

Files associated with Perk Prize Panel infection:

pp.dll

Perk Prize Panel DLL's to remove:

pp.dll
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Comments

  1. Patric Doyle Aug 10, 2014

    Your instructions to remove Perk Prize Panel are appreciated but, unfortunately, did not work in my computer. When I follow the instructions and get to the "Manage add-on" page, Perk is under the "Not Available" header and 'enabled' is not highlighted and cannot be changed. Any additional direction would be appreciated.

  2. Jim Richards Nov 24, 2014

    Patric Doyle, I am with you. Same here with my computer.

  3. Diane Feb 3, 2015

    Same here!

  4. steve j Mar 4, 2015

    Same here. Can't get rid of it.

  5. Christine Aug 22, 2015

    If you load your C:/ on your computer and do a search for the pp.dll file, I have windows 7 and found this in:

    C:/Program Files (x86)\Perk Prize Panel

    I right-clicked the file name and sent to the recycle bin, then opened the bin and deleted. I couldn't disable and the program was not found in the uninstall, but now if the .dll file is gone, it wont be able to run.

  6. Nathalie Nov 4, 2015

    I deleted from Chrome as per your 11-step instructions, but could not manually remove Perk Prize Panel. Not from uninstall program, and while it's shown on x86 (Windows 7), it would not allow me to do anything "because the folder or a file in it is open in another program". There wasn't any open folder or file for me to close.

    What should I do?

  7. Nathalie Nov 4, 2015

    I deleted from Chrome as per your 11-step instructions, but could not manually remove Perk Prize Panel. Not from uninstall program, and while it's shown on x86 (Windows 7), it would not allow me to do anything "because the folder or a file in it is open in another program". There wasn't any open folder or file for me to close.

    What should I do?

  8. Nathalie Nov 4, 2015

    I deleted from Chrome as per your 11-step instructions, but could not manually remove Perk Prize Panel. Not from uninstall program, and while it's shown on x86 (Windows 7), it would not allow me to do anything "because the folder or a file in it is open in another program". There wasn't any open folder or file for me to close.

    What should I do?

  9. Nathalie Nov 4, 2015

    I deleted from Chrome as per your 11-step instructions, but could not manually remove Perk Prize Panel. Not from uninstall program, and while it's shown on x86 (Windows 7), it would not allow me to do anything "because the folder or a file in it is open in another program". There wasn't any open folder or file for me to close.

    What should I do?

  10. Nathalie Nov 4, 2015

    Sorry about the same post that appeared 4 times. The security code kept asking me to enter them and I kept doing so, so it must have been that reason.

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