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Should I remove PastaLeads?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #32,705
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.24 days
95.48 days >
Average installed length: 50.17 days


VersionDistribution 9.52% 90.48%

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What is PastaLeads?

PastaLeads is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear. This program displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying over parts of such web page advertisements, banner or coupons that would not otherwise appear. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad ("About this Ad"). This adware component will also report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domain names the user visits so that it can update check for new offers and the placement of offers. It will also monitor and record that advertisements that appear on web pages as well as the ads the user clicks on.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is pstsrv.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.67 MB (3,851,449 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PastaLeads.
pstsrv.exe (8b645aefe1b507e8372843e929b7da0e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.10 PUP.Optional.PastaQuotes.A
Symantec 8/25/2014 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0825
PastaLeads 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: PastaQuotes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\pastaleads\pastaquotes
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\PastaLeads\PastaQuotes\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PastaLeads

Program executable:pstsrv.exe (Malware detected)
Enables you to find the best service professionals in your area and compare offers.
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\pastaleads\pastaquotes\pstsrv.exe
Additional files:
  • pstra.exe (by PastaQuotes)
  • pstrmi32.dll (by PastaQuotes) - pstri (Pasta Helper)
  • pstrmi64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pstsrv.exe runs as a service named 'PastaQuotes' (PSTpd) "Enables you to find the best service professionals in your area and compare offers.".

How do I remove PastaLeads?

You can uninstall PastaLeads 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 PastaLeads, 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 PastaLeads.
  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) 86%
Win 8.1 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.19%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
ASUS 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 5.00%
HP-Pavilion NY645AA-ABA M... 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.00%


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