PennyBee.exe and PennyBeeW.exe – Adware Removal Instructions

Just wanted to write a short blog post before going back to programming. Today I wanted to talk about an adware called PennyBee and thought I should give you some removal instructions. PennyBee appears to be a variant of the¬†Linkury adware. If PennyBee is running on your system, you will spot PennyBee.exe and PennyBeeW.exe running in the Windows Task Manager and a new service installed, triggered to run PennyBee.exe. I’ll show how to remove PennyBee in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.

pennybee.exe pennybeew.exe Task Manager

PennyBee is bundled with other software. Bundled means that it is included in another software’s installer. When I first found PennyBee, it was bundled with a software download named an unofficial Flash Player download. This is how PennyBee was disclosed in the¬†unofficial Flash Player download’s installer when I found it.

pennybee in the bundling installer

Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as PennyBee by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.

When I find some new bundled software I normally upload it to VirusTotal to test if the anti-virus progams there find something. Of the 54 anti-virus scanners, 26 detected the file. Some of the detection names for PennyBee are a variant of MSIL/Toolbar.Linkury.H, Artemis and Adware.Linkury (fs).

pennybee.exe virustotal

Since you probably want to remove PennyBee, these are the files you should check for removal if you want to remove it with FreeFixer. You might have restart your machine to complete the removal. Problem fixed.

pennybee processes and service

Hope that helped you with the removal.

Any idea how PennyBee was installed on your machine? Please share by posting a comment. Thank you!

Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “PennyBee.exe and PennyBeeW.exe – Adware Removal Instructions

  1. SONY, a singular non american MOVIE company gets hacked and for some its called an act of WAR. Banks and big box stores get hacked at get the common american’s info in the MILLIONS of users, and its NOT. These adware schemes need to do one of two things…mean MONEY FOR POOR PEOPLE IN THE USA, SO WE CAN MAKE SOME MONEY OF THE THING….or the NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CAUSING PEOPLE TO THROW AWAY COMPUTERS AND BUY NEW ONES AND LOSE DATA LIKE FAMILY PHOTOS AND THE LIKE? need to be exposed so they can have their asses kicked BY said poor people. these people can CLEARLY BE SUED. And before you say “they are from other countries”, you dont know that at all. MOST of what happens on the internet is generated from the usa….and the providers who see all that we do? are from the USA. this sort of thing is starting to piss me off. i am seeing things being done for SOME people and Nothing done for the common man, and NEVER A NAME being dropped as to who is behind the company who is selling the bot. If it’s pay for clicks? I feel just like people sue the COMPANY who does the ads, and in turn the company deals with its advertisers? MAYBE WE NEED TO ACTUALLY LOOK AND SEE THE COMPANIES THAT THESE ADWARE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO LINK US TO AND THEN THROW BRICKS INTO THEIR LIVES ON FACEBOOK SO PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS COMPANY IS PARTY TO HACKER PRACTICES.

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