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Remove Ads by CutThePrice (Virus Removal Guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as CutThePrice virus, CutThePrice adware | Type: Adware

Why do I see ‘Ads by Cut The Price’ on my computer?

‘Ads by Cut The Price’ show up on your computer’s screen for a reason. They wouldn’t appear without the help of related browser add-on that needs to be installed on the system somehow. At the moment of writing, it can be done with the help of bundling or third party download websites. The official site of this program does not work, but there is no guarantee that it won’t be renewed in the future. It is believed that the most of the people have installed this program consciously, thinking that it will help them save the money. Unfortunately, but CutThePrice was created with other intention. As soon as it enters the computer and modifies all of the web browsers (IE, Mozilla, Chrome, etc.), it starts earning the money for its developers by promoting affiliate parties that are seeking to increase their popularity. For that, this app shows commercial pop-up ads, in-text links, banner ads and similar notifications during people’s search sessions. Security experts do not recommend clicking Cut The Price ads because they may redirect people to unsafe websites.

Technically, this browser add-on is not a virus. It was added to ‘potentially unwanted program’ and the ‘adware’ category. However, you should still be very careful with this application because it can also be used for tracking your browsing on the web. As a rule, such programs are interested in non-personally identifiable information, what means that all what they collect is search terms and information about websites that people visit the most. However, CutThePrice virus may also know your computer’s IP address, its location, and information that you provide on your favorite sites. To prevent the loss of such data, the best choice is to remove this program from the system. You can do that with the help of Reimage or other reputable anti-spyware.

The main page of Cut The Price and its ads

How does this program spread around?

Questions about Ads by CutThePrice

Usually, Cut The Price adware is installed on the system in a bundle with other programs. You can end up with this browser extension after downloading a download manager, PDF creator, video streaming software, video recording program and similar freeware. This is how such programs earn the money for their developers. Since we cannot tell you what specific free programs help for Cut The Price add on spread around, we can give you a couple of tips that you should use when installing every freeware. Here are they:

  • Always read the Privacy Policy and End User’s License Agreement when choosing a free application;
  • Select Advanced and Custom installation method instead of Quick or Recommended;
  • Carefully follow every installation step to uncheck pre-checked check marks that allow installation of optional components.

If you believe that CutThePrice virus got on your PC because you failed to follow these steps, you should think about the removal of this application. For that, you should jump to the page 2 and follow steps that are given there.

How can I remove Cut The Price virus from my computer?

The removal of Cut The Price is not a difficult task. It is not a malicious program, so you can remove it manually with the help of manual removal guidelines. However, sometimes the Cut The Price uninstall process becomes complicated because of browser helper objects and similar components. In this case, you should think about the automatic removal of this application. If you want to be sure that all suspicious components are gone, we strongly recommend updating one of these programs that are given below and running a full system scan.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove CutThePrice ads, follow these steps:

Remove CutThePrice from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall CutThePrice and related programs
    Here, look for CutThePrice or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase CutThePrice from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for CutThePrice or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete CutThePrice from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for CutThePrice and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete CutThePrice removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate CutThePrice ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, CutThePrice should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall CutThePrice from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select CutThePrice and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete CutThePrice removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of CutThePrice from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select CutThePrice and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete CutThePrice removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove CutThePrice from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for CutThePrice or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete CutThePrice removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Jeremy says:
    January 4th, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Cut The Price cannot help me to cut my prices AT ALL!! It causes meaningless ads that I need to stop right now!

  2. Natalie876 says:
    January 4th, 2016 at 3:23 am

    This guide works like a spell! Thank you!

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