How to uninstall (remove) PastaLeads

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What is PastaLeads?

PastaLeads is an ad-supported browser extension (or adware) that is developed to deliver ads to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Banners, highlighted context text-links and pop-ups ads. The injected ads are usually not connected with the underlying website on which they appear. PastaLeads displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying ads over parts of web page. Advertising can be distinguished from website ads as they contain line: “Brought to you by Pastaleads”. Often, such banners advertise some toll free 8xx numbers and computer support. Follow instructions on this page to uninstall PastaLeads completely.

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How PastaLeads gets on your PC?

PastaLeads installer is bundled with free software. Be careful installing free programs downloaded from the web nowadays. 8 out of 10 programs will install some additional junk on your PC. usually it is adware like PastaLeads or some scare-ware scanner that will find numerous errors on your PC and ask to pay. Read terms of installation carefully and uncheck or decline offers from PastaLeads or PastaQuotes. Antivirus software will not detect or remove it as it is not a virus or trojan. To remove PastaLeads, download Norton from this page.

How to remove PastaLeads from your computer?

To uninstall PastaLeads remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have PastaLeads in their database. You can try to use them for removing PastaLeads.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to PastaLeads – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as PastaLeads.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove PastaLeads

Or uninstall PastaLeads manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PastaLeads.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PastaLeads and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PastaLeads, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove PastaLeads from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PastaLeads.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose PastaLeads.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable PastaLeads.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


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Then remove following files:


pstsrv.exe
pstra.exe
pstrmi32.dll
pstrmi64.dll

And following folders


C:Program FilesCommon FilesPastaLeads

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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