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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts


Adware.InstallPedia is an adware program which can change your home page and your default search engine, depending on which Internet browser you use. It can also connect to remote server without your permission and download advertisements, popping them up onto your screen. Since Adware.InstallPedia installs itself without your permission and it does not have an interface, you may not know about the infection immediately.

If you are suspicious about the way your system works or that you are receiving to many advertisements you can either run a full system scan or simply check for this process in your Windows Task Manager: networker.exe. The presence of this process immediately indicates that you have been infected with Adware.InstallPedia. Networker.exe is classified as a cloaked malware, which means that it is a malicious file which pretends to be a beneficial program. It installs a rootkit in your system, and it helps it to conceal its presence, at the same time making it resistant to interrogation by security products. Networker.exe is also very hard to remove.

What is more, Adware.InstallPedia can easily connect to a remote server and acquire a list of email addresses where later on it can send whatever files it prefers. If that weren’t enough, the program is also able to check whether the messages have been sent successfully or not. Connecting to remove servers Adware.InstallPedia can download and install various undesirable programs, or download advertisements to display them on your screen.

You might also receive this error message while you are infected with Adware.InstallPedia:

Windows Service Start Failure
Cannot start service from the command line or a debugger. A Windows Service must first be installed (using installutil.exe) and then started with the ServerExplorer, Windows Services Adminisitrative tool or the NET START command.

Thus it is obvious that Adware.InstallPedia is an annoying and absolutely useless program which needs to be removed immediately, if you want to proceed with smooth system processing. Invest into a reliable antimwalre program which will find and delete Adware.InstallPedia for you automatically, because manual removal might be too much of a challenge for you.

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How to manually remove Adware.InstallPedia

Files associated with Adware.InstallPedia infection:


Adware.InstallPedia processes to kill:


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