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* What is Pricemeter

* Download Pricemeter Removal Tool

* Remove Pricemeter manually

* Remove Pricemeter from Google Chrome

* Remove Pricemeter from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove Pricemeter from Internet Explorer

* Uninstall Pricemeter from Windows 10

* Uninstall Pricemeter from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall Pricemeter from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Pricemeter intrusion method


Pricemeter installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Pricemeter). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Pricemeter copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is pricemeter.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Pricemeter and value pricemeter.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name pricemeter.exe or Pricemeter. Also, it can create folder with name Pricemeter under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Pricemeter starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Pricemeter immediately.

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How to remove Pricemeter manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Pricemeter, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally, missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Pricemeter.

To get rid of Pricemeter, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• PriceMeterLiveUpdate.exe
• update~1.exe
• pricemeterd.exe
• UpdateTask.exe
• pricemeterw.exe
• pricemeter.exe
• uninst.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Pricemeter Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\PriceMeterLiveUpdate
• %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\PriceMeterLiveUpdate
• %LOCALAPPDATA%\PriceMeterLiveUpdate
• %AppData%\PriceMeterUpdater
• %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\PriceMeterLiveUpdate
• %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PriceMeter

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key:

    Value: version
    Data: 9
  • Key:

    Value: version
    Data: 3
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\
    Value: version
    Data: 9
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\
    Value: version
    Data: 3
  • Key:
  • Key:
  • Key:
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  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F509ADC2-B40E-470F-A7B7-45191486B5CB}
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-vnd.updatepm.update3webcontrol.3
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{8D73A258-9787-4AE7-9232-41036673FD0E}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{126C78A0-36E7-4697-A3AB-32706144398B}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\PriceMeterLiveUpdate.exe
  • Key:
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy
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  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pricemeterliveUpdatem
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pricemeterliveUpdate
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\pricemeterliveUpdatem
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\pricemeterliveUpdate
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PriceMeterLiveUpdate

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Pricemeter Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Pricemeter related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Pricemeter entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version of Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Pricemeter won't uninstall or gives you error message, that you do not have sufficient rights to do this, perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Pricemeter Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find Pricemeter in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu, choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Pricemeter or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Pricemeter

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Pricemeter related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove Pricemeter extension from your browsers

Pricemeter in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Pricemeter. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.

  • Choose Pricemeter or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Pricemeter removal use Pricemeter Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find Pricemeter and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm Pricemeter removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extensions locate Pricemeter.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Pricemeter are very widespread and, unfortunatelly, many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Pricemeter.

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