Discount Buddy can be called as a potentially unwanted program. However, because of its infiltration method, we have also decided to categorize it as an adware, which displays coupons, advertisements and sponsored links when you start your online shopping. Of course, we can't disagree with the ones that claim that Discount Buddy's pop-up ads help to find great deals when shopping on Ebay, Amazon, Walmart and similar websites. However, this program can easily start interrupting you on every browser you use and show its pop-up ads or underlined words on every website you enter. Be aware that this is done for monetization purposes only and can be stopped by uninstalling Discount Buddy from the system.
Users start noticing Discount Buddy's advertisements once it gets inside the system. There are two methods for getting this program on the PC. First one includes manual installation, when user desides that he needs this program on his computer. However, there is also another way how Discount Buddy gets inside the PC and it's not as peaceful as the previous one. This adware can also be downloaded in a bundle with other programs that have it included to their components list. So, you should always select custom installation option and remove checkboxes for unwanted programs when installing freeware or shareware.
The main thing that doesn't impress about this program is that it may start collecting data about your browsing habits and then send it to its owners. Besides, it becomes really annoying when Discount Buddy starts appearing on every browser it finds installed on the machine.
First of all, uninstall this program from Add/Remove Programs list. For that, go to Control Panel Add/Remove programs and uninstall DIscount Buddy or any component that is related to Savings Explorer. Now you can scan your PC with updated anti-spyware, such as STOPzilla, SpyHunter.
You can remove Discount Buddy 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.
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 Buddy or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
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 Buddy:
• 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 Discount Buddy 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 Discount Buddy right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-09-01 07:33
Information updated: 2014-09-01 07:33