Hello there. As usual I was looking around on the Internet to see what is being bundled with some software downloads. This time I found something called PriceHorse. If you have PriceHorse on your system, you will see a new process called pricehorse.exe, signed by PayByAds ltd., running in the Windows Task Manager and 2 new scheduled tasks. You can also see ads labeled “Ads by Price-Horse”. I’ll show how to remove PriceHorse in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
Here’s a screenshot from the www.price-horse.com web site which shows how the PriceHorse ads look like:
PriceHorse is bundled with a number of downloads. Bundling means that software is included in other software’s installers. When I first found PriceHorse, it was bundled with a download named Free Download Manager. Here’s how it appeared in the Free Download Manager installer where I found it:
The EULA refers to the software as Price-Horse instead of PriceHorse. The EULA also mention a company called First Offerz Ltd.
Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as PriceHorse by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.
As usual when I stumble upon some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to check if the antiviruses there detect something fishy. The PriceHorse.exe file is detected as PayByAds and Montiera.
Removing PriceHorse is pretty easy with FreeFixer. Just select the PriceHorse files for removal and then click the Fix button and the problem will be solved.
Hope this helped you solved the PriceHorse ad problem.
Do you also have PriceHorse on your computer? Any idea how it installed? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!
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