The answer is negative. PCKeeper, according to some download sites, is a collection of computer protection tools. It is a freeware and thus ads are attached to the application. This is why people who install PCKeeper will end up with relentless pop-up ads. Actually, it has been found that harassed by some browser hijackers (Websearch.amaizingsearches.info for example) will also lead to PCKeeper ad.
What PCKeeper Ad Pops up for?
Victims might notice some subtle changes on the affected computer and they are unpleasant:
- It takes longer to load intended pages as PCKeeper ad need to be displayed in the first place.
- CPU is consumed more with multiple running processes in the background.
- Some unknown web application might be caught to be mounted on the affected machine without knowledge.
Why PcKeeper Can’t Be Stopped Easily?
Removal Steps to Remove PCKeeper Popups
1. remove PCKeeper ads' extension.
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ > remove PCKeeper ads' extension > ‘Search Providers’ > remove PCKeeper ads'extension.
Tools > Options > ‘Extension’ > remove PCKeeper ads' extension > ‘Plugins’ panel > remove PCKeeper ads' extension.
Spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove PCKeeper ads' extension.
Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove PCKeeper ads' extension.
Safari Menu > Preferences > extensions tab > remove PCKeeper ads' extension.
2. use popup blocker to stop PCKeeper ads.
Tools > Options > Privacy tab > “Block pop-ups” > stop PCKeeper ads from popping up.
Tools > Options > Web features button > block PCKeeper ads from popping up.
Tool menu > Options > “Under the Hood” tab > “Content Settings” > “Pop-ups” > “Exceptions” > rule out PCKeeper ads.
Opera’s menu > “settings” > “Preference” > General tab > “Pop-up” > “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > OK button.
“Safari” > “Preference”>“Security” tab > check “Block pop-up windows".
3. modify hosts files to block PCKeeper ads.
Right click on PCkeeper ad > select "copy link location" > Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping [the link location]" > Enter key > note down the IP address for PCKeeper ads > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.
Mac OS X
Right click on PCkeeper ad > select "copy link location" > finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping [the link location]" > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address for PCKeeper ads > shift+command+g key combination > type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) > Enter/Return key > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save it to modify host file.
Potentially Dangerous PCKeeper Ads
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