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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What is levelqualitywatcher32.exe and how to remove it?

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levelqualitywatcher32.exe - Adpeak Service by Adpeak, Inc.

What is levelqualitywatcher32.exe?

levelqualitywatcher32.exe is the main executable file of Level Quality Watcher adware. It's a part Adpeak adware family. The file runs automatically on Windows start up. It creates a Windows service with the same name and attempts to access the internet, usually the ad servers located at Firewall programs usually flag this file as potentially dangerous because it tries to download ads from third party servers. What is more, levelqualitywatcher32.exe has been detected as malicious by multiple anti-virus scanners, Dr.Web, Sophos, ESET, Malwarebytes, just to name a few. It is usually detected as adware, PUP (PUP.Optional.Adpeak) and in some cases even as a Trojan horse (Trojan.DownLoader10.41037). One way or another, this application isn't essential for Windows and should be uninstalled. Keep in mind that it displays ads and may download and install additional malware on your computer. Even though, the file has a valid digital signature it's still a part of ad-supported application which not only displays advertisements but also gathers information about your browsing habits. I recommend you to remove this adware from your computer and run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: levelqualitywatcher32.exe
Publisher: Adpeak, Inc.
File Location Windows XP: %PROGRAM_FILES%\Level Quality Watcher\LevelQualityWatcher32.exe
File Location Windows 7: %PROGRAM_FILES%\Level Quality Watcher\LevelQualityWatcher32.exe
Startup file: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Level Quality Watcher