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

PastaLeads

PastaLeads is a free computer program that enables the user to find the best service professionals online. The user provides his/her requirements and the program automatically locates pros in the local area. If the specialist wants the offer provided by the client, the specialist contacts the client. PastaLeads is available at pastaleads.com and is also bundled with third-party programs. According to the developers of the program, the program is distributed by those developers that respect the user’s privacy and require full consent for installing additional programs. In any case, if you want to prevent additional programs, you should always pay close attention to every installation process.

PastaLeads may seem to be a useful program but we recommend that you remove it because it is sponsored by third-parties, which means that the program displays third-party ads. After installing the PastaLeads program, you are bombarded with pop-up advertisements and coupons, most of which are labeled ‘PastaQuotes Shopper’. These pop-ups are mainly displayed on shopping websites, and you should keep in mind that the underlying websites are not associated with PastaLeads pop-ups.

The browser add-on enables you to disable all those advertisements. Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that the program may be recording your search terms, browsing preferences, and some other information. If you want to be provided with various offers, you should keep in mind that some of the websites advertised may be insecure. It is worth reviewing the privacy policy of those suspect websites so that you can prevent computer infections and other adverse consequences.

When analyzing PastaLeads, it has been observed that the program does not create any browser add-ons or extensions. It only creates two processes that can be viewed in the Task Manager, and these processes are PastaLeadService.exe and PastaLeadsWinApp.exe. If you want to remove the program from the computer, it is not enough to kill the two processes.

Below you will find our step-by-step instructions on how to get rid of the program manually but we strongly recommend that you use a reputable malware and spyware prevention program. More specifically we recommend using SpyHunter because this anti-malware program is capable of eliminating adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojan horses, ransomware infections, rootkits, and many other threats.

How to remove PastaLeads

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and enter control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the PastaLeads program.

Unfortunately, it is not enough to uninstall the unwanted program because some of its files remain within the computer. After uninstalling PastaLeads, you should also delete the PastaLeads leads folder from the ProgramData directory. You should also make sure that no other malicious programs are running on the PC, and you can do so using the scanner available below.

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How to manually remove PastaLeads

Files associated with PastaLeads infection:

pastaleadss.exe
PastaLeadsWinApp.exe
PastaLeadsService.exe
pastaldrw.sys

PastaLeads processes to kill:

PastaLeadsWinApp.exe
pastaleadss.exe
PastaLeadsService.exe
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