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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Taskbar, click Start, and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Move to Change or Remove Programs and Remove the undesirable application.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Navigate to the Taskbar and click the Windows icon on the left.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete from your PC and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN and enter Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to Programs/Programs and Features and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click and Uninstall the application you have chosen to delete.

Delete DiscountExt from browsers

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and open the Tools menu (Alt+T).
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and click Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Disable the undesirable add-on and click Close.

Delete from Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A).
  2. Select Extensions to find the list of active add-ons.
  3. Remove the undesirable extension.

Delete from Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and open the Chrome menu (Alt+F).
  2. Go to More tools (or tools) and click Extensions.
  3. Identify the unwanted add-on, click the trash icon, and select Remove.
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