- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
GetTheDiscount should not be allowed to remain on your computer because it is an adware application. Adware programs may not be direct computer security threats, but they can be exploited by malevolent third parties for malicious content distribution. To put it simply, GetTheDiscount may not be an extremely dangerous infection, but if this program stays on your system, you can never know what computer security issues may arise in the long term. It would be in your best interests to remove GetTheDiscount from the system immediately. The sooner you terminate unwanted applications, the better.
According to our research, GetTheDiscount has a semi-random name. This shows that the application comes from the same batch of adware programs as DownPay, Puffer Mind, CutThePrice, and other similar applications. Users often do not realize they install the likes of GetTheDiscount on their computers because such programs come bundled with freeware applications via third-party installers. Sometimes users search for this one particular application and they locate it at a file sharing website. However, file sharing websites often contain a lot of fake download links, and if you click one of them, you will probably initiate a freeware download that will result in GetTheDiscount getting installed on your computer.
With this program on board, do not be surprised to experience an onslaught of commercial advertisements. GetTheDiscount will display various types of ads whenever you access BestBuy, eBay, Amazon, or any other popular online store. At first glance, it will make an impression that GetTheDiscount ads are there to help you purchase your favorite goods at the lowest price possible. However, you have to keep in mind that GetTheDiscount does not check whether the information provided in the ads is reliable. The application outsources this information from third-party advertising networks, and such practice opens all kinds of exploitation possibilities.
It would not be surprising to see GetTheDiscount display ads with corrupted content that has been embedded there by malevolent third parties. If users click those ads, they will be redirected to an associated website that is involved in online marketing scheme, distributes adware and perhaps even malware. It is a definitely proof that GetTheDiscount is a potential computer security threat even if it is used as a mere tool for malicious content distribution.
You have to delete GetTheDiscount from your computer and make sure that no other similar applications are currently running. After manual removal, scan your system with a legitimate computer security tool of your choice for other potential threats. Do all it takes to protect your computer from harm.
How to remove GetTheDiscount
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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