Discount Buddy is a pup (potentially unwanted program) developed by 215 different apps, its display advertisement, coupons, and discounts when the users visit different online shopping websites like Walmart, Best buy, Petsmart etc. Mostly this browser add-on installs on users internet browsers ( Internet explorer, Google chrome, Mozilla FireFox ) when the user download free software from the Internet. When the user installs these free programs, at the same time they will also install Discount Buddy on their system . Authors of Discount Buddy say that this tool can be benefit to the web users in away that they regularly updated for latest discounts and new product launching for online shopping sites. Discount Buddy pop-up is an add- on which installs itself to Internet users system without taking there permission. It effects your computer system settings, change your browser homepage etc. it enters in your system and track browser history, user name and password. Once it is downloaded in users system it will change users primary settings. It provides the user unusual messages and unwanted advertisement. So users should pay attention when they install a software, because a software installer also includes optional installs like Discount Buddy and try to remove Discount Buddy Adware from your system as soon as possible.
Characteristics of Discount Buddy Adware
- This Adware may come with spy ware or other privacy- invasive software.
- It displays lots of annoying commercial advertisements.
- Discount Buddy is Adware that presents itself as an add-on.
- It steals your privacy and compromises your security.
- This Adware may prove difficult or impossible to remove.
How Discount Buddy enters in your PC?
It is actually not certain how this malware gets into the computer system particularly. If it takes the help of any method to intrude in to any particular PC then you can’t be sure it will do the same for others. Since it does not requires any kind of administrator permission to get inside, so it is really hard to find how it gains entry into the PC. Some of common intrusion methods include –
- Through peer to peer file sharing tools.
- Taking the help of some sneaky Trojans, viruses and other malware’s.
- Downloading free stuffs like movies, codec’s, videos etc. from un-trusted or malicious websites.
- Downloading email attachments containing infected codes or malicious stuffs.
- Clicking links of pop-ups and ads which are malicious in nature.
- And many more.
How to remove Discount Buddy Adware from PC Effectively?
Discount Buddy can affect the system files and block your PC. To remove Discount buddy , we recommend two procedures which are Automatic Removal and Manual Removal, Manual Removal of Discount Buddy is time consuming process. Even after that you can’t be sure that all the traces of Discount Buddy is completely removed from users system. It is along process of uninstallation Discount Buddy. So it is advised that you better use the Automatic method. For which you have to only download the software provided below. This will consume less time and give you a positive result quickly. It will remove all the traces of Discount Buddy from your computer system, and also optimize the performance of your PC and improve the speed.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide!
Manual removal methods of Discount Buddy Adware tends to be little less reliable & effective, but still those methods are explained below :
Step 1 – Start your Windows system and keep pressing ‘F8’ button on your keyboard until Windows Advanced Option menu shows up. Then select the ‘Safe Mode with Command Prompt’ option from the list and press ‘Enter’.
Step 2 – Click Start > Control Panel, under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
NOTE: To represent Discount Buddy Adware, we used the term ‘Unknown’. Be aware that Discount Buddy Adware may also use other names or terms.
Step by step procedure to remove Discount Buddy Adware from various browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
Step 1 – Start Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Manage Add-ons.
Step 2 – Now select the add-on you don’t want on your browser.
Step 3 – Now look at the bottom for the button ‘Disable’, click the button to disable the add-on. Moreover you can also remove the add-on completely from your PC.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Add-ons or you can also use the shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+A’.
Step 2 – Navigate to section says ‘Extensions’ and then select and remove the add-on that you don’t want on your browser.
Step 1 – Start Google Chrome and click the customization button on top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – Then navigate to Tools > Extensions
Step 3 – From the list of add-ons select the one you want to remove and click on dustbin icon.