Price-Horse Ads - How to remove?

 

Price-Horse is an adware program that affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It generates annoying ads and displays them every time you browse the Internet. Once of the main objectives of Price-Horse is to make money from affiliate marketing. All ads by this adware contain links to the websites of its partners and when you click on them, you actually help adware makers to promote these pages and earn some money. If Price-Horse activity has stopped here, it would be nothing but just irritating application. However, it has some other features that can interfere with your security and even privacy.

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Most of the adware like Price-Horse also work as tracking cookies. This means the program can record your browsing history and get access even to some of your sensitive information. The primary goal of tracking your search queries and websites that you visit is to get to know about your interests and generate targeted ads. Clearly, users are more likely to click on the ads that somehow meet their interests. However, Price-Horse may also try to get access to your emails, passwords and other sensitive information, which can lead to logging in to your accounts and violating your privacy. Some of this information is even disclosed in the privacy policy of this application:

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information. the brand does not collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) except where Users voluntarily provide such information via email or via registration for certain services or newsletters. the brand does collect non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) such as User’s IP address, domain names, referring website addresses, and User’s online web browsing activity to deliver advertising relevant to User.

Use of collected Information. the brand uses data collected for various purposes including the following: (i) to improve Service providence. (or any portion thereof); (ii) to respond to User’s requests, support and needs more efficiently; (iii) to personalize User(s) experience; (iv) to offer User(s) with content the brand believes may interest such User(s), such as targeted advertising content or other commercial information; (v) to process payments; and (vi) to share User information with third parties.

Cookies. brand stores a small text file called cookie on User’s computer to track session data and persist User’s login for User’s convenience. A session cookie expires when User exits User’s browser. A persistent cookie stays on User’s computer until it is deleted. Some of brand’s advertisers may use cookies on the Site and/or Services. brand has no access or control over such cookies. This PP covers the use of cookies by the brand only, and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers or other third parties. User can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in User’s browser’s “help” files. User may choose to set his web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert when cookies are being sent. User is advised that if User chooses to activate such cookies refusal functionalities, the Services may not function properly.

Sharing with Third Parties. the brand may use third-party tools or services to provide Users with certain services or programs. the brand may make third party’s information, content, software, services applications and/or tools available for download by User from or through the Site and/or the Services. The privacy policies of the third party provider(s) of such applications will apply to User’s use of such applications. the brand may use third party service providers for the purpose of distributing to Users information, content, software, services and/or toolbar/apps or for providing the brand with operational services or data and server maintenance/optimization services. the brand may also share, rent, sell, or disseminate Non-PII to third parties and may sometimes use Users’ information to enable brand’s platforms or partners to deliver targeted advertisements that brand or they believe will be of interest to User. brand are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties, and once User leaves brand’s Site or Services via a link, enables a third party service, or clicks on an advertisement, User should check the applicable privacy policy of such third party site.

Beware that you can easily avoid downloading this type of programs. Although Price-Horse can be downloaded from it official website (price-horse.com), usually it comes bundled to other free software that users download by themselves. Even well-known programs can have bundles, so it is recommended to be more careful when installing any new applications, especially if they are free of charge. Always choose a Custom installation instead of a Basic one, even if the latter one is described as recommended. This will allow you to see all bundles listed at one of the steps and you will be able to refuse adding any unknown ones.

To remove Price-Horse Ads, scan your computer with a reputable antispyware program, like Malwarebytes, etc. Don’t forget that you have to upgrade the program to its latest version before you run its scanner. To remove the adware manually, follow the guide provided below.

Manual removal of Price-Horse

How to remove Price-Horse Ads using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Reimage, Spyhunter or Malwarebytes 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 Price-Horse Ads from your browsers

  Top Removing Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads. 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 Price-Horse Ads, 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.

  Top Removing Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads. Click on the trash bin icon next to Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads, 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 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 Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads, 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 Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads 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 Price-Horse Ads, 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.

 

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December 21st, 2016 12:18, December 21st, 2016 12:18
   
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