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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What is levelqualitywatcher64.exe and how to remove it?

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levelqualitywatcher64.exe - Adpeak Service by Adpeak, Inc.

What is levelqualitywatcher64.exe?

levelqualitywatcher64.exe is a part of Level Quality Watcher adware. The program runs automatically on Windows start up. It creates a Windows service with the same name and attempts to access the internet, usually the advertising 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, this program 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. Most of the time, this adware is bundled with spyware and other malware. It is promoted through the use of fake software updates webpages. If you found this program running in the background then your computer is infected with adware and spyware. I recommend you to remove levelqualitywatcher64.exe from your computer and run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: levelqualitywatcher64.exe
Publisher: Adpeak, Inc.
File Location Windows XP: %PROGRAM_FILES%\Level Quality Watcher\levelqualitywatcher64.exe
File Location Windows 7: %PROGRAM_FILES%\Level Quality Watcher\levelqualitywatcher64.exe
Startup file: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Level Quality Watcher