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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's

PriceSparrow

PriceSparrow is a browser plugin which is meant to produce the best online deals. In order to provide you with interesting offers, the extension is set to collect information regarding your browsing history. Note that as soon as you install the add-on onto your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari browsers, you are enabling third parties to access you personally. Therefore, we suggest that you think carefully before you install the application from pricesparrow.com. In general, we do not categorize this plugin as malicious, and it is most likely that you will be able to run it risk-free. If you still want to learn how to remove PriceSparrow – continue reading the report.

As soon as you install the application onto your browsers, you will not notice anything different. This is because the plugin will show activity only when you visit specific online shopping websites, including ebay.com or amazon.com. When you visit these websites you may be presented with a yellow bar at the top of the page. If you click on the presented deals, a list of available offers will be displayed in a drop down window. Some of these offers may link you to pages within the website you visit, and others could route you to third party sources.

You do not need to worry about personal data collection or disclosure when using PriceSparrow because this extension has not been designed to perform in that way. Nonetheless, you should be careful if routed to unfamiliar websites. It is most likely that you will be directed to completely legitimate and reliable sources; however, in other cases you could end up visiting less reliable sites which may provide suspicious advertisements or links to sites which you should not trust. Note that even though the plugin developed by Ciuvo GmbH is harmless, you should be much more careful with the services of unfamiliar parties.

As it is disclosed within the Terms of Use of PriceSparrow, the plugin uses your browsing history in order to present you with the best saving deals. If you are not comfortable with such activity and you do not find the provided services beneficial, we recommend that you delete PriceSparrow from the operating system. As our researchers have discovered, you can remove the undesirable plugin from the browsers manually; however, it is notable that leftover components could be left running. If you wish to make sure that your personal computer is secured at all times and that no harmful files remain running, you should install authentic malware detection and removal software.

Delete PriceSparrow

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. From the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Find the list on the left and click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Disable the undesirable plugin and click Close.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. As the Add-ons Manager shows up in the new tab select Extensions.
  3. Find the undesirable plugin and click the Remove button.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. From the appeared menu select Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin representing the undesirable plugin.
  4. Select Remove to get rid of this application.
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How to manually remove PriceSparrow

Files associated with PriceSparrow infection:

swu.vbs
pricesparrow-1.4.9.xpi
pricesparrow.dll
pricesparrow-1.4.9-win.msi

PriceSparrow DLL's to remove:

pricesparrow.dll
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