Discount Buddy virus is a malicious adware infection that can infect almost any popular browser such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer. This Discount Buddy application seems to be a useful program which offers you free coupon codes and other discount deals when you shop from an online store but in reality this software is a useless crap which floods the infected computer with spam. Discount Buddy is actually a corrupt browser addon extension which can be downloaded from its official page but usually it comes bundled with free software downloaded from Internet. ts installation can be stealth and you might not notice that when and how Discount Buddy virus got into your computer. However, once it it has been loaded, you,ll start seeing unwanted ads by Discount Buddy on every legit website you open up such as Facebook, twitter, Google etc. You might also get annoying pop-up ads from Discount Buddy that open automatically when you are surfing the Internet. Although those advertisements look very interesting but in fact they are bogus. The actual purpose of Discount Buddy malware is to deliver spam and content from its affiliate so its developers could earn profit. Such programs are also used to collect personal user information which can be utilized for criminal activities. Its recommended to uninstall Discount Buddy plugin virus immediately to prevent the risks and harms.
Disadvantages and risks of having Discount Buddy:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Discount Buddy?:
To manually remove Discount Buddy, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Discount Buddy”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Discount Buddy. Disable if found any.
Block Discount Buddy pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Discount Buddy”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Discount Buddy lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Discount Buddy infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Discount Buddy virus plugin removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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