Discount Buddy - How to remove?

 

Discount Buddy is an adware that is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. The application gets into random systems using spam emails attachments or it comes bundled with other software. Once inside, it gets into your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) and displays various coupons as well as ads when you are visiting websites like Facebook, Amazon, eBay and other popular ones. If you click on them you will see and advertisement or you may be rerouted to some unknown website.

You may avoid getting Discount Buddy to your system if you were more attentive when downloading various applications from the Internet. Always choose custom installation and make sure you deselect options to download any unknown programs. Also be careful when opening emails received even from you contacts, especially if the email looks suspicious. Remove all electronic letters that go to your spam folder without opening them.

Beware that Discount Buddy uses cookies and other tracking techniques for collecting information about your browsing habits and sends this data to the remote server. Later you will be annoyed by more ads as this information is used for targeted marketing. Although it is not a malware program and it doesn’t harm your system directly, you should remove Discount Buddy from your computer. Please note, it doesn’t use fair methods to get into your system and it is faulty for annoying popups that irritate you while working. Go to Control Panel Add/Remove programs list and uninstall any components of Discount Buddy from there. Then scan your computer using an antivirus program, for example, Spyhunter which will make sure all unwanted applications are removed automatically.


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Manual removal of Discount Buddy

How to remove Discount Buddy using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Discount Buddy install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.

  1. Start->Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key->Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
     
  2. Choose Uninstall Program;
     
  3. Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Discount Buddy and related parasites like Discount Frenzy , Discount Dragon popup , Easy Discount Pro , Active Discount , Hallmark.gif[1].exe , Windows Discount , Finding Discount , Anti-spam laws are improving , UPS_INVOICE_9871.zip , Be Careful of Valentine’s Day Spam .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter, Malwarebytes and Stopzilla to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
     

This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.

Removing Discount Buddy from your browsers

  Top Remove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Manage Add-ons.
     
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Discount Buddy and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
     
  3. Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Discount Buddy, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
     
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
     
  3. Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
     
  4. Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing Discount Buddy from Chrome

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
     
  2. Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
     
  3. Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Discount Buddy. Click on the trash bin icon next to Discount Buddy or other add-ons you want to remove.
     
  4. Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
     
  5. If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
     
  6. Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Discount Buddy, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
     
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.

     

  3. Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing Discount Buddy from Firefox

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
     
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Discount Buddy related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Discount Buddy, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
     
  2. Choose TroubleshootingInformation on the Help menu.
     
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button.
     
  4. Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing Discount Buddy from Safari (Mac OS X)

  1. Click on the Safari menu.  
  2. Choose Preferences.
     
  3. Click on the Extensions Tab.
     
  4. Click on the Uninstall button near the Discount Buddy. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
     
  5. Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Discount Buddy, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

1. Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
 

2. Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.

 

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual Discount Buddy removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Discount Buddy, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

Processes:

It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Discount Buddy infected files and get help in Discount Buddy removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 

 

             
July 27th, 2015 12:00, July 27th, 2015 12:00
   
 
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