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Should I remove Level Quality Watcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,402
United States Rank #11,832
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.22 days
301.44 days >
Average installed length: 158.38 days


v1.01 100.00%

Level Quality Watcher

What is Level Quality Watcher?

This is a potentially unwanted application (detected by a number of anti-malware products). This Windows Service is typically installed along side various web browser extensions by Adpeak such as the ScorpianSaver toolbar.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named levelqualitywatcher32.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 953.81 KB (976,705 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Level Quality Watcher.
levelqualitywatcher32.exe (b55fb978a2ceeffb63953b0aacbe4d41) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.Adpeak
ESET-NOD32 8.9277 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Adpeak.B
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10807 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10807 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.03 PUP.Optional.Adpeak
Sophos 4.96 AdPeak
VIPRE Antivirus 25304 Adware.Adpeak (fs)
levelqualitywatcher64.exe (a650bd9c0a35b3e3e43ef783147db069) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Adpeak.F
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Adpeak!
AVG MalSign.Adpeak.9A7
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Adpeak.F
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Adpeak.F (B)
ESET-NOD32 9260 Win64/Adware.Adpeak.B
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Adpeak.F
G Data 22 Adware.Adpeak.F
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Adpeak
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10766 Adware ( 004910f51 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A650BD9C0A35
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A650BD9C0A35
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Adpeak.F
nProtect 2014-01-07.01 Adware.Adpeak.F
Sophos 4.96.0 AdPeak
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1203
VIPRE Antivirus 25190 Adware.Adpeak (fs)
       View all 25 all detections
Level Quality Watcher has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Level Quality Watcher
URL: www.adpeak.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\level quality watcher\v1.01
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Level Quality Watcher\v1.01\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 953.81 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Level Quality Watcher

Program executable:levelqualitywatcher32.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\level quality watcher\v1.01\levelqualitywatcher32.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) levelqualitywatcher64.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • levelqualitywatcher32.exe runs as a service named 'Level Quality Watcher' (Level Quality Watcher).
  • levelqualitywatcher64.exe runs as a service named 'Level Quality Watcher' (Level Quality Watcher).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003051700%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016767%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013750%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,813,494
8,062,084 average
Memory:2.57 MB
Total CPU:0.0001794802%
Kernel CPU:0.00008061%
User CPU:0.00009887%

How do I remove Level Quality Watcher?

You can uninstall Level Quality Watcher from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Level Quality Watcher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Level Quality Watcher.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.26%
Windows 10 41.27%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows XP 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.45%
Windows 8.1 24.34%
Windows 8 10.05%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.38%
  Iran 2.79%
  Germany 0.70%
  Peru 0.70%
  United Arab Emirates 0.35%
  DZ 0.35%
  Egypt 0.35%
  Qatar 0.35%
  Saudi Arabia 0.35%
  SY 0.35%
  Thailand 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.05%
Dell 29.25%
Toshiba 10.88%
ASUS 6.80%
Acer 6.80%
Lenovo 2.04%
Samsung 1.36%
Sony 1.36%
Gateway 1.36%
Apple 0.68%
Alienware 0.68%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.75%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.33%
ASUSTeK X502CA 2.33%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
hayesyorkover a year ago
It doesn't show on either the list from "Should I Remove It?" or "Change or Remove Programs". My firewall asked if I wanted it blocked is the only way I new it existed. So now, how do I remove it? This is what it said "C:\Program Files\Level Quality Watcher\v1.01\levelqualitywatcher32.exe"
user comment
Hellen Backover a year ago
That doesn't work for me because mine doesn't even give the option to remove it. I've been through five removal programs and nothing has taken it out. Time to format and do a clean install.