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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts

Discount Buddy

Discount Buddy is yet another program developed by 215 Apps and Innovative Apps. Some of the well-know browser add-ons created by the same people include Supreme Savings, CouponDropDown and Deals Plugin. The application is not regarded as malicious; however, it could be implemented for malicious activities. If you are still pondering whether you should install the extension, we recommend installing a more secure and reliable alternative. However, if you have already applied this tool onto your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, you should continue reading. The report answers questions regarding manual Discount Buddy removal and explains why you should delete the seemingly beneficial program from the PC.

The official page of the add-on is discount-buddy.com and here you can view the full Privacy Policy. Please see a few disconcerting statements which disclose that your virtual security may be in the hands of third party members.

We may share (1) automatic information we collect from the Plugin Service or the Site, including IP address and your web usage data as described above, and (2) aggregated information (i.e., information about you and other users collectively, but not specifically identifiable to you) with third parties and affiliated companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising through the Plugin Service, on our websites and on websites of third parties.

Discount Buddy is a browser ad-on which is supposed to introduce you to various online discounts and coupons. Some of the ads and offers could be produced by third-party sources, which could be risky to your virtual security. Cyber crooks are on a constant lookout for new security vulnerabilities and tricks which could help them generate illicit profits. Unfortunately, they could breach the security protocols of 215 Apps to expose you to misleading adware. Overall, if you notice any strange offers or they lead you to suspicious sites – terminate browsing sessions and delete Discount Buddy.

Since the application is not considered malicious, automatic malware removal tools are unlikely to detect and delete Discount Buddy from the computer. Below are the manual removal instructions which will help you delete the extension. After the procedure you should scan the PC with a reliable spyware scanner to ensure that no malignant programs which require removal exist.

Remove Discount Buddy from Windows

Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key on the keyboard to access the Metro UI start screen.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the background and select All apps (bottom right corner).
  3. Go to Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and select Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the Discount Buddy and click Remove

Remove Discount Buddy from browsers

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extension.
  3. Click the Remove button placed on the right of the unwanted add-on.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin placed next to the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons and select Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted add-on and click Disable.
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How to manually remove Discount Buddy

Files associated with Discount Buddy infection:

DiscountBuddy.exe

Discount Buddy processes to kill:

DiscountBuddy.exe
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Comments

  1. David Milliken May 19, 2013

    Discount Buddy has cost me hours of time and frustration. My installation in Chrome says it is managed and cannot be removed. I have tried everything especially your procedure to no avail. Spyhunder finds it. but can Spyhunter deal with a managed program? I desperatey need help --- please.

    David Milliken

  2. Pcthreat May 20, 2013

    David,

    If SpyHunter finds, it can definitely remove it. In a rare case, if malware is not removed, you can use the function called Spyware HelpDesk, where customer support will create a special fix just for your computer.

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