What do you know about PrctSeek?

PrctSeek is identified as a malicious extension for Google Chrome and it is also detected as a Rogue.ForcedExtension. This threat may hijack your installed web browsers and search engine in order to display intrusive pop-up advertisements on the websites that you visit. Although, this browser extensions is promoted through a harmful JavaScript code from the website reported as cookingrecepies.faith. This web portal force the computer users to install this annoying browser toolbar. Most often, due to the presence of this threat, your online search queries will be rerouted to above mentioned domain from a keygen, crack, pornographic, or an adult entertainment website.

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Furthermore, cookingrecepies.faith website runs a malicious JavaScript which display dialog box on your computer screen and tell you that you will have to add PrctSeek extension to leave after clicking on a “Cancel” button. Besides, your browser tab will go into the “Full Screen” mode and you will be prompted to install this browser extension on your PC. After your system gets infected with this adware infection, your computer screen will be filled with intrusive advertisements and if you click on any of its displayed ads, you may easily find yourself rerouted to phishing domains. That is why, the security researchers from MVF strongly recommend avoiding its redirected web portals.

System Related Issues Caused by PrctSeek

Additionally, it may also start displaying annoying pop-ups during your online browsing sessions and may also start slowing the process down. Moreover, it may start tracking your web browsing activities and may capture information about your mostly visited domains, data you enter on those sites, time that you spend, system's IP address, email ID and other valuable information. However, it is no matter that the gathered information is regarded as non-identifiable, the MVF security analysts revealed that such data could be delivered to third parties. To sum up, you should avoid visiting questionable websites, because you never know what they promote. Besides, the malware researchers must warn you that you may discover PrctSeek virus on each of your Internet browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Edge and Opera. Hence, it is very important to remove the threat immediately from your computer.

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How to Uninstall PrctSeek from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option

 

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  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents

 

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  • Click on System option

 

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  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option

 

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  • Now Click on PrctSeek to remove it from PC.

 

How to Eliminate PrctSeek from Windows 8/8.1

 

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the PrctSeek related processes and then click to “End Task”

 

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Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by PrctSeek infection.

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Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.

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After that, click Add/Remove Program

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Uninstall PrctSeek associated programs from Windows 8/8.1

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Uninstall PrctSeek From Window 7/vista

 

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode

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Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”

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First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with PrctSeek one by one then click on End Task.

 

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Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.

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The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.

 

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Now select PrctSeek within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate PrctSeek from Windows XP

 

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the PrctSeek associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.

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Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by PrctSeek.

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Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the PrctSeek related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.

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How to Uninstall PrctSeek From Your Infected Browser

 

A. Guidelines to Remove PrctSeek From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall PrctSeek

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar

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Click and select on View advanced settings option

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In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”

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Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall PrctSeek

 

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as

 

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B. How to Delete PrctSeek from Google Chrome

 

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions

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Select all the malicious extensions including PrctSeek and then select trash icon

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Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section

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In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser

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C. How to Uninstall PrctSeek From Mozilla Firefox

 

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.

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A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.

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In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.

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Find PrctSeek add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.

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Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.

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D. How to Remove PrctSeek From Internet Explorer

 

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.

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Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

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A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select PrctSeek and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE

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