If you find that the Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome are redirected to the previously unseen website called the Peakonsrv.com then it is possible that you accidentally installed a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) family on your personal computer.
In many cases, the adware installs on the machine in a bundle with free software that you downloaded and installed from the World Wide Web. Once it gets inside your PC system, it will modify some computer’s settings in order to redirect your’s internet browser to undesired sites or show a large count of annoying ads from various third-party ad networks.
While your system is infected with the ad supported software, the Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer may be re-directed to the Peakonsrv.com and other unwanted websites. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large amount of undesired ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of websites that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web-sites, including sites where previously you have never seen any advertising links.
Even worse, the adware be able to gather a wide variety of your personal info (your ip address, what is a page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore, the ad supported software is a potentially undesired application and should not be used. If you found any of the symptoms mentioned above, we recommend you to follow step-by-step guide below to delete the adware and delete Peakonsrv.com popup advertisements from your web browser.
Remove Peakonsrv.com pop-up ads
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your personal computer for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the guide below. The Peakonsrv.com pop-up ads removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus apps are not designed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Windows. Instead we recommend complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro, which are free programs dedicated to search for and remove adware responsible for redirections to Peakonsrv.com. Use these utilities to ensure the ad supported software is removed.
To remove Peakonsrv.com, execute the following steps:
- How to remove Peakonsrv.com ads without any software
- How to automatically delete Peakonsrv.com redirect
- Stop Peakonsrv.com popups and other annoying web-sites
- How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of Adware
- To sum up
How to remove Peakonsrv.com ads without any software
The useful removal instructions for the Peakonsrv.com ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Peakonsrv.com popup advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete potentially unwanted apps through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and questionable programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all dubious and unknown programs. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the ad-supported software responsible for Peakonsrv.com pop-up ads or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your computer.
Remove Peakonsrv.com popup ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings to delete Peakonsrv.com pop up advertisements. If you are still experiencing issues with Peakonsrv.com popup ads, you need to reset Chrome browser to its original settings. This step needs to be performed only if adware has not been removed by the previous steps.
- First run the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your web-browser’s new tab, homepage and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Peakonsrv.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as newtab page, start page and search engine have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Peakonsrv.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malware.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware that causes intrusive Peakonsrv.com advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search engine, start page and new tab to default state.
How to automatically delete Peakonsrv.com redirect
It’s not enough to get rid of Peakonsrv.com popups from your web-browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some the adware related files may remain on your computer and they will restore the ad-supported software even after you remove it. For that reason we suggest to use free anti malware tool such as Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should be able to look for and delete adware which causes undesired Peakonsrv.com advertisements.
How to automatically remove Peakonsrv.com ads with Zemana
We advise you use the Zemana Free that are completely clean your personal computer of ad supported software that causes multiple annoying ads. Moreover, the tool will allow you remove potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, toolbars and hijackers that your machine can be infected too.
Download Zemana Anti Malware on your system by clicking on the link below.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, launch the setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti Malware on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana will automatically launch and you may see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad supported software that causes multiple undesired pop-ups. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the system scan is finished, Zemana Free will show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will begin to remove ad supported software which reroutes your internet browser to undesired Peakonsrv.com page. After the procedure is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC.
Run Hitman Pro to remove Peakonsrv.com redirect
Hitman Pro is a free portable program that scans your system for adware which redirects your browser to annoying Peakonsrv.com web-site, PUPs and hijackers and allows delete them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you remove any malicious browser extensions and add-ons.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro on your computer by clicking on the following link.
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Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use Hitman Pro on your personal computer. Once started, click “Next” button to start checking your system for the adware that causes lots of unwanted Peakonsrv.com pop-up advertisements. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC and the speed of your system. While the Hitman Pro application is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat..
When that process is done, the results are displayed in the scan report.
Review the report and then press Next button.
It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
How to automatically remove Peakonsrv.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Peakonsrv.com ads removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software can be not completely removed. We advise that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC system for the adware that causes a ton of undesired Peakonsrv.com popup ads. While the MalwareBytes Free tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
When finished, you’ll be shown the list of all detected items on your PC system. All detected threats will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will remove adware which cause undesired Peakonsrv.com ads to appear and add threats to the Quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to delete adware, hijacker infection and other malware.
Stop Peakonsrv.com popups and other annoying web-sites
We suggest to install an ad blocking program that can stop Peakonsrv.com and other undesired pages. The adblocker utility such as AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the Net and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is complete, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, Peakonsrv.com redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of adware
The adware spreads as a part of many freeware and commercial software. This PUP can be installed in background without user consent, but usually it is introduced to a user when a downloaded application are installed. So, read term of use and user agreement very carefully before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another ad supported software on your computer, like this ad supported software which redirects your web-browser to unwanted Peakonsrv.com web-page.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware that responsible for internet browser redirect to the annoying Peakonsrv.com site. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new ad supported softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop-up ads and harmful web pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted software.
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