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Should I remove ScorpionSaver Services?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,817
United States Rank #3,500
Reach 0.0635%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.93 days
1001.05 days >
Average installed length: 525.98 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

ScorpionSaver Services

What is ScorpionSaver Services?

ScorpionSaver is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking/injection as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

"The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."


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 adpeakproxy.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 3.95 MB (4,136,960 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ScorpionSaver Services.
adpeakproxy.exe (8cbe07b5aa098830acb1e1f555c7f92b) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Generic5
ESET-NOD32 8.9266 Win32/AdWare.Adpeak.A
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Win32.Adpeak
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10781 Riskware
K7GW 13.175.10781 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.12 PUP.Optional.Adpeak
McAfee 5600.7254 Adware-Adpeak
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Adware-Adpeak
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/Adpeak
Sophos 4.96 AdPeak
Trend Micro 10.465.11 ADW_ADPEAK
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.328 ADW_ADPEAK
VIPRE Antivirus 25234 Adware.Adpeak (fs)
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adpeak.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\scorpionsaver services
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6E810AB6-F34E-49A3-A93F-9E503660F718}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ScorpionSaver Services

Program executable:adpeakproxy.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\scorpionsaver services\adpeakproxy.exe
Additional files:
  • adpeakregisterlsp64.exe - RegisterLSP
  • installdll.dll
  • installdll64.dll
  • adpeakwfpinstaller.exe - WFPInstaller
  • adpeakregisterlsp.exe
  • adpeakproxy.dll
  • adpeakproxy64.dll
  • installbat.dll
  • installbat64.dll
  • pcproxydll.dll
  • microsoft.deployment.windowsinstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • adpeakproxy.exe runs as a service named 'AdpeakProxy' (AdpeakProxy) "Adpeak Service".
Network connections
  • adpeakproxy.exe connects to l1.ycs.vip.nyc.yahoo.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009175707%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00081551%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010206%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,043,317
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:54 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:72 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ScorpionSaver Services?

You can uninstall ScorpionSaver Services 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 ScorpionSaver Services, 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 ScorpionSaver Services.
  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) 53%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.48%
Windows 10 35.65%
Windows Vista 5.52%
Windows XP 3.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.78%
Windows 8.1 16.81%
Windows 8 10.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.68%
  Canada 0.42%
  Saudi Arabia 0.37%
  Iran 0.31%
  Sweden 0.26%
  Australia 0.21%
  Portugal 0.21%
  Philippines 0.21%
  Israel 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%
  Czech Republic 0.21%
  Malaysia 0.21%
  Brazil 0.16%
  India 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.94%
Dell 24.58%
Toshiba 12.08%
Acer 10.10%
ASUS 7.19%
Lenovo 3.54%
Samsung 2.19%
Intel 0.94%
American Megatrends 0.42%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.12%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 1.90%

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ErnieBranchover a year ago
ScorpionSaver Services keeps coming back every two weeks or so. Is it because I am picking it up at a site I visit or is the uninstall incomplete and it rehatches itself?