CheapMe - How to remove

CheapMe is yet another adware that should be an useful application by the definition. Developers of this app declare that it should provide you with valuable shopping deals, discounts and other commercial offers and save both your time and money this way. However, this is not quite true due to the fact that those ads come from unknown third parties. That means there is no proof that they are valid. They can be fake and malicious. By the matter of fact, it is known that this those who advertise their products or services on CheapMe advertising network happens to be scammers or distributors of malicious software. That’s why CheapMe is listed as a PUP (potentially unwanted application). Those ads can come in various forms, such as pop-ups, pop-unders, banner or in-text ads. If you click on one of those ads, you will be immediately redirected to third parties website that may result in your computer being infected, because those websites can be corrupted. You may even lose your private data, such as credit card or bank account number this way. CheapMe works as a browser add-pin that can be added to all most popular web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Furthermore, once installed CheapMe will collect your personal information, such as browsing history, IP address or search queries and transfer it to the mentioned third parties. They use it to adjust their ads and make them more attractive to you. This is done to make you want to click on those ads, because CheapMe makes money this way. They generate web traffic and collect sales leads. Even though it is not a dangerous virus itself, it can lead you to some more serious cyber security problems, therefore it needs to be removed.

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CheapMe is very similar to all other adware and so is its distribution method. It can be downloaded from its official website at but usually it is not the case, as this application travels bundled with other free software that can be downloaded from the Internet for free. I.e. When you download and install some freebies, there is  a chance that CheapMe was installed alongside without you even being aware of it. That being said, if you want to avoid this happening, you need to be very attentive during the installation of software downloaded from a website with a questionable reputation. Do not skip any steps and make sure to opt out for a custom or advanced install mode This way you will be able to see all possible options and block the installation of any unwanted applications. Look for various checkboxes as they can be already checked for you. Don;t allow installation of any additional software that you are not aware of at this can be possible an adware or other malware. This should protect you from installing unwanted applications. However, if it happens so that your computer is already infected with CheapMe adware, we highly recommend you to scan your PC with a trustworthy anti-malware, such as Spyhunter or malwarebytes. It will detect and remove the threat automatically. To perform this manually, feel free to follow our step-by-step CheapMe removal guide given below.

How to get rid of CheapMe adware

Using Control Panel to remove the main CheapMe components and installers

  1. Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel , Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall . On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in the search box, then look for Uninstall a program. You may need to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC, in both cases.
  2. Look for CheapMe and /or similar looking items on the list of programs. By default, I recommend removing Yontoo, WebCake, anything “savings” or “coupon” related. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Stopzilla might give a good idea of what programs you should remove from there as well.
  3. Close Control Panel.

Removing CheapMe from Internet Explorer

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

Removing CheapMe from Firefox

  1. Enter about:addons in URL field.
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything CheapMe 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 probably you do not need it.
  3. Optionally, reset Firefox: go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.

Removing CheapMe from Chrome

  1. Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
  2. Go through extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to CheapMe. If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
  3. Restart Chrome.

Optionally, you can enter chrome://settings in URL bar, press Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the list and press Reset browser settings.

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