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Remove Avast SafePrice (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

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Avast SafePrice is a coupon and discount web browser extension developed by Avast anti-malware vendor

Avast SafePriceAvast SafePrice is a browser extension that delivers coupons, deals, offers and other commercial content to users

Avast SafePrice is an add-on that can be used on several browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or MS Edge, and is typically bundled with Avast anti-malware client. Developed by a well-known security vendor that has over 400 million users worldwide, this browser extension is claimed to be a tool that helps users to find discounts, coupons, shows price comparisons, and overall helps them save money, according to the description provided by the developer. Unfortunately, many users can associate the coupons and similar additions with adware that spams browsers with intrusive ads and gather information in the background. So, how safe is Avast SafePrice?

While Avast SafePrice does gather a limited amount of information (which, to some users, might already not be acceptable practice) and also is blamed for unauthorized intrusion practices during the free anti-virus installation, we will discuss whether the app is worth using and if it poses any risks to regular users. Nonetheless, the term “Avast SafePrice virus” should probably not be used, as the extension is legitimate, including on official sources like Google's Chrome Store, and simply does not possess any malware qualities.

Name Avast SafePrice
Type Browser plugin, potentially unwanted application
Distribution  Users can download Avast SafePrice extension from official sources like Avast's official site, web browser stores, and similar. In most cases, however, users find it after they finish the installation of Avast free anti-virus on their computers
Symptoms  Extension installed on the web browser such as Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox, etc.; when a deal is found online, pop-up notifications shown on the screen
Release date  March 2014 
Removal  Terminating the extension is not difficult, although we will provide the instructions below. If you suspect that intrusive ads and other unwanted behavior are coming from adware on your system, check the installed program list and scan your computer with anti-virus software
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As mentioned above, Avast SafePrice might get installed along with the company's free anti-virus software in a bundle. Avast and other free AV vendors have been accused of using bundling to deliver additional components to users, which obviously not everyone likes. We provide some tips on how to avoid unwanted programs in the second section of this article.

Nevertheless, Avast SafePrice removal can be performed as soon as the software is installed (even if you did not notice that it was installed in the first place), as all modern browsers warn users about modifications and new extension implementations. However, others might believe that Avast SafePrice can be a great addition to their money-saving routine and keep it.

According to Avast's blog about the extension, Avast SafePrice is the following:[1] 

SafePrice is a part of the Avast Online Security browser extension. The purpose of this feature is to help you find the best offers among participating trusted shops and to notify you about cheaper offers by displaying a small bar on the top of your browser. This ensures that you do business with trusted vendor sites, and save time by having better offers on products presented to you, rather than searching for them manually. 

Thus, it's all about coupons and offers that can allegedly save users money. However, the preset web of sites that are used to deliver users SafePrice ads is affiliated with the developer, so each click warrants revenue. It does not mean it is a bad practice (many applications monetize that way), as long as the ads and pop-ups are secure.

While the developer claims that all the vendors Avast SafePrice redirects users to are safe, it is important to note that, once users step foot on a different website, it might use completely different practices and rules. We highly recommend visiting such a site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service pages before making any purchases.

Avast SafePrice extensionAvast SafePrice is a program that is usually shipped along with Avast's free anti-virus software

Naturally, some users might be concerned about their privacy when using Avast SafePrice extension. While Avast claims that all personally identifiable information is immediately removed from their servers, while other data is collected, which can include:[2]

  • Search terms
  • Visited websites
  • Product names and prices
  • URLs and referers
  • Browser and device information
  • Country and language

Thus, if you do not want this information to be tracked about you, you should remove Avast SafePrice browser extension. Doing that is easy – simply right-click on the add-on and select remove. To answer the question is Avast SafePrice safe, we can assure you that it is, although it does gather certain anonymous data about you and sometimes might expose you to ads, coupons, and other similar things.

However, if you notice that your web browser is still displaying intrusive ads, you should check the computer for adware infection. If suspicious software was found, you should reset all the installed browsers as explained below, perform a full system scan with anti-malware and use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to fix any virus damage.

Avoid unnecessary apps by being attentive online

While most of the applications that are offered via bundle packages are relatively safe, there are plenty of apps that will not bring you a positive web browsing experience. Keep in mind that many unknown software developers might employ less than secure advertising networks to deliver you ads (some networks do not apply adequate safety procedures, and render users vulnerable to cyberattacks) and also use shady practices for personal gain.

As a result, you might end up on a scam site that claims that your computer is infected with malware and that you need to download alleged anti-virus software to get rid of it. Please never believe claims that something is missing from your system, or that it is infected with viruses, as these are all scams trying to proliferate malware onto your systems.

To avoid potentially unwanted programs, you should pay attention to the installation of new software, especially if you obtain it from a third-party site. These websites often employ bundling as one of the primary income methods, as these sites operate for free, offering users software that is seemingly free as well. However, most of the free apps will expose you to ads whether you like it or not, and some become difficult to eliminate, and might even expose you to online risks.

Therefore, never rush the installation of freeware, even if it is a well-known brand or developer (uTorrent client was found to bundle cryptomining malware back in 2015, so you never know what you might encounter).[3] Always opt for Advanced/Custom settings and watch out for pre-ticked boxes, fine print text, misleading offers, and other tricks that might be used in order to make you install additional programs you never asked for.

Getting rid of Avast SafePrice and other unwanted software

As mentioned above, Avast SafePrice removal should not be difficult – simply right click on the extension and select “Remove.” You will be redirected to a short question site, which will ask you why you are uninstalling the extension, although you do not have to answer this question and simply leave the page.

Avast SafePrice uninstallationUninstalling Avast SafePrice is easy - right-click on the extension and pick "Remove"

After you remove Avast SafePrice, you should not receive coupons, deals, offers, and other ad content via your browser. If you still see intrusive ads while browsing the web, your homepage is changed, or you constantly land on dodgy as suspicious sites, it might be that your computer has and adware program installed, which you are not aware of. First, check for other extensions on your web browsers and then the list of the installed apps – follow the guide below. Finally, scan your machine with a powerful anti-malware that can recognize PUPs as well to ensure that your system is clean.

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To remove Avast SafePrice, follow these steps:

Erase Avast SafePrice from Windows systems

To get rid of potentially unwanted programs from Windows, follow these steps:

  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 Avast SafePrice and related programs
    Here, look for Avast SafePrice 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'

Eliminate Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice 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'

Get rid of Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Avast SafePrice 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, Avast SafePrice should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Avast SafePrice from Google Chrome

Google Chrome can be reset using the following instructions:

  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 Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice 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 Avast SafePrice removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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