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Remove Discount Locator ads

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Ads by Discount Locator | Type: Adware

What is Discount Locator?

Discount Locator is a questionable application that is using suspicious methods to infiltrate computers unnoticed. Once it gets inside, you may be absolutely annoyed by a continuous flow of commercial advertisements. Since it has been developed to fit all most popular web browsers, there is no doubt that no matter if you will use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer, you will see 'Ads by Discount Locator' anyway. They may appear in various forms, such as pop-up ads, underlined keywords, various banner-type ads and so on. Be very careful and try to ignore them even though you would feel interested in their content. That's because Discount Locator virus has been categorized as an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and it is known that it's mainly used for driving visitors' traffic to affiliate websites. Consequently, its ads may reroute you to suspicious third-party websites, some of which may even be unsafe. In addition to that, you may notice that each of your web browser is working much slower that before or even crashes. Keep in mind that it's not the problem of your software, system slowdown may be caused by Discount Locator virus and you will have to eliminate it in order to fix these issues. Finally, this adware may even cause privacy violation. As it is known, this app may be set to track and record your web browsing activities and send gathered information to third party advertisers. Unfortunately, adware-type programs are frequently exploited by cyber criminals and be used for wrong reasons, such as stealing personal information. All in all, avoid Discount Locator redirects, ignore its ads and try to remove this program as soon as possible. For that, we recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner or another reputable anti-spyware.

How can Discount Locator hijack my computer?

As the developers of Discount Locator claim, this app may enhance user's web browsing experience while he/she is shopping online. Supposedly, it can surf thru the net, look for the best deals, latest discounts, coupons, promo codes, etc. and deliver them to the user while he/she visits such websites as Amazon, eBay, WaltMar, and so on. It may be downloaded from official website manually. However, recent research has shown that the official website is no longer active and that this browser plug-in usually spreads along with various freewares and sharewares. Don't get tricked to install bundled software because after that a serious havoc may start on your web browsers and you may face some difficulties to fix it. Beware that Discount Locator virus can hardly be useful because it's main target is to collect information about you and make you visit affiliate websites in order to increase their rank. That's why we highly recommend you to check every freeware before installing and making sure that it's not filled with various add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions, such as Discount Locator. For that, you have to select Advanced or Custom installation method, carefully check everything and deselect all programs that are offered to you in addition.

How to remove Discount Locator virus?

If you have been tricked into installing Discount Locator bundled with freewares, don't wait until it starts causing you computer-related programs. Follow the Discount Locator removal guidelines that we have prepared for you and eliminate this PUP right away.

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To remove Discount Locator ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator and related programs
    Here, look for Discount Locator 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'

Uninstall Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator 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'

Remove Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase Discount Locator 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, Discount Locator should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator 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 Discount Locator removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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