- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's
The devious DiscountExt might provide you with authentic looking discounts, but it is most likely that the offers promoted by this adware (advertisement-supported software) will be useless at best. It is possible that these offers will be used to scam you and trick you into downloading malware. Removing DiscountExt is complicated enough, and getting other unfamiliar and unwanted programs deleted only adds unnecessary pressure. This is the main reason you should NOT interact with DiscountExt ads.
Are you familiar with the Justplugit engine? Anyone can use it to develop software – probably for a certain fee – which is why it is not surprising that it is often employed by adware developers. PriceMinus, DiscountSmasher, and MakeMeCoupon are a few ad-supported programs that have been created using this engine. Just like DiscountExt, they all require removal, and, if you do not delete this adware, you will put your virtual security at risk. Unfortunately, many users do not realize how dangerous DiscountExt is.
Even though DiscountExt does not have an official website representing it, third-party installers (e.g., Installrex) do a good job promoting this ad-supported program as being the best shopping tool. Of course, these installers cannot be trusted because they can feed you lies just to trick you into downloading this useless and dangerous program! On top of that, these installers can bundle adware with much more dangerous threats. We suggest removing DiscountExt-related programs, and, if you are not sure if you need to delete them, run a malware scanner to learn which programs are malicious and which ones are harmless.
The advertisements injected by DiscountExt are unpredictable, but they are harmless if you do not click on them. Tracking cookies, on the other hand, are extremely dangerous because they can collect personal information about you and then share it with third parties. If you do not want this information leaked, you must delete DiscountExt tracking cookies. In many cases, these cookies have to be removed separately from the undesirable browser extension, which is why we recommend resetting your browsers.
It is likely that you will remove DiscountExt from your operating system if you follow our removal guide. Unfortunately, this adware is so unpredictable that we cannot guarantee success in all cases. Just to make sure that you do not need to delete DiscountExt leftovers, you should install an authentic malware scanner. If you find leftovers along with other malicious programs, it is best to delete them using an automated malware remover that could also protect you from malware in the future.
Remove DiscountExt from Windows
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Delete DiscountExt from browsers
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