Discount Dragon is annoying program, which may hijack your browsers and start displaying its ads that cause annoying redirects to unknown websites. This program is not a virus or malware, so you can install it just like any other program. In fact, it has tricked many PC users because it promises to help people save the money by showing them biggest discounts, coupons and other offers. In reality it's just an image, which helps to hide real Discount Dragon's intentions.. This program is designed specifically to make money, so beware that it mostly shows links that seek to make you visit related websites. In addition, it may start displaying its ads whenever it wants and make your browsing a total mess.
We have already mentioned that Discount Dragon can be downloaded from the Internet just like any other application. However, if you noticed continuous messages that say 'Ads by Discount Dragon', it means that it has infiltrated your computer in a bundle with freeware and shareware. That's why there are many security vendors who decided to include this program to PUP or adware categories. If you want to avoid Discount Dragon virus, you should pay more attention to freeware's installation. By saying that we mean that you should choose Custom or Advanced installation and opt-out from this freeware. If you want to remove this program from your computer, you should follow this guide:
We don't recommend ignoring 'Ads by Discount Dragon' messages because they may trick you into installing more dangerous programs on your computer. In order to get rid of this adware, you should follow this guide:
You can remove 'Discount Dragon' automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall 'Discount Dragon' and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for 'Discount Dragon' or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove 'Discount Dragon' from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by 'Discount Dragon':
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like 'Ads by Discount Dragon' virus are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall 'Ads by Discount Dragon' virus right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-26 03:57
Information updated: 2014-08-26 03:57