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Remove PursePerks Ads. Uninstall Purseperks.exe

What Is PursePerks Ads and Purseperks.exe?

According to reseachers at herdProtect, ten anti-malware scanners have detected purseperks.exe as adware. Having PursePerks application on your computer may cause pop-up advertisements.

NamePursePerks Ads
TypeAdware.
Short DescriptionThe application may promise useful services but is in fact ad-supported.
SymptomsAdvertisements are generated. User information may be collected.
Distribution MethodBundling, freeware installers, from the official website.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by PursePerks Ads
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss about PursePerks Ads.

The most common location of purseperks.exe is C:\users\{user}\downloads\purseperks.exe. Other detection names of this application are:

  • Adware.BGuard.85
  • Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.G potentially unwanted (variant)
  • PUP.PursePerks.Installer (M)

PursePerks is a setup application that uses the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) installer.

Such ad-supported applications may aim to collect information about online clicks, browsing history, and online searches. Collected information about the user’s interests may be used to generate ads based on it.

If you receive advertisements by “PursePerks Ads”, “Ads by PursePerk” or ‘Ads by Piggy Coupon’ check the added extensions on your Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Once executed on the PC the app may add a browser extension that may cause pop-up advertisements by PursePeks. The advertisements may lead to third-party websites that may expose the user to different risks.

Distribution of PursePerks Ads and Purseperks.exe

PursePerks Ads doesn’t have an official website for distribution or download.
Anyway, PursePerks ad-supported application may be distributed via bundling method. Some freeware installers may be modified to include PursePerks Ads and may try to convince the user that one more free app will add value to him/her.

Be careful during freeware installations and read each written line. Don’t forget to unmark all unwanted programs included in the installation setup. Thus you will reduce the chance of installing adware like PursePerks Ads.

Removal Options of PursePerks Ads and Purseperks.exe

Remove PursePerks Ads and purseperks.exe following the step-by-step instructions provided for you below. Then scan your PC using anti-malware tool to check if there are some leftover files on your PC after manual removal.

Maintaining professional AV program will ensure you that all your information is safe and will keep you away from malware.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall PursePerks Ads in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PursePerks Ads.

    Step 2: Remove PursePerks Ads from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

    uninstall-fig4

    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

    uninstall-fig5

    Select PursePerks Ads and click “Remove

    uninstall-fig6

    After PursePerks Ads is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PursePerks Ads and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After PursePerks Ads is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select PursePerks Ads to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

    uninstall-fig12

    After PursePerks Ads has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PursePerks Ads
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PursePerks Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PursePerks Ads will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove PursePerks Ads automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove PursePerks Ads with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
    2. Remove PursePerks Ads with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    3. Remove PursePerks Ads with STOPZilla AntiMalware
    NOTE! Substantial notification about the PursePerks Ads threat: Manual removal of PursePerks Ads requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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