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Monday, August 25, 2014

GetTheDiscount Removal - Block Unwanted Pop-up Ads Quickly

GetTheDiscount is a nasty browser extension which could get added onto many popular web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. The installation is undertaken silently without seeking any of user’s permission. Being a deceptive browser add-on, the program utilizes tons of pop-ups and inline-text advertisements as “ads by GetTheDiscount” to lure users into clicking on them and purchasing its products. It would be all wet if you’re tricked to do that because all the information embedded in related page is bogus and unauthentic and the malware producers behind want to make money on purpose using affiliates thru the sponsored websites or other suspicious advertisement networks.
Hazardous as GetTheDiscount is, it has the ability to modify the default browser settings forcibly so as to interfere with your online activities. For example, it may hijack your homepage to flood you with unfamiliar ads that you cannot stop at all. The ads will show green or blue underlined keywords luring you to click on; however, this activity will drop and install other types of malware onto your PC. Thus, your system will be in high risk due to the more threats invasion. Not only its annoying ads but it’s also capable to track your browsing history and search queries to generate revenue as the ultimate goal. It’s noticeable that having GetTheDiscount on board is extremely dangerous for both your PC properties and personal details. Without any doubt, you have to get rid of GetTheDiscount promptly and entirely once detection.

Common Symptoms of GetTheDiscount

1. Computer turns much slower than it should be and a high CPU consumption is shown with few programs running;
2. Some other pop ups are coming into sight and they are all increasing into frequency;
3. Lag occurs when typing, computer starting up, launching programs, page loading speed, etc.;
4. A number of strange plug-ins or add-ons will be added to your search engine without any knowledge or consent.

GetTheDiscount Removal Procedures 

Procedure 1: Manually remove GetTheDiscount
Procedure 2: Automatically uninstall GetTheDiscount (with SpyHunter)

Procedure 1: Manually remove GetTheDiscount
1. Uninstall GetTheDiscount from Windows Control Panel.
For users who run Windows XP/Vista/7, please click the Start menu->then select Control Panel-> Locate and click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features. Scroll through the list to look for related or similar component and then choose this entry and click Remove or Uninstall.

For users who run Windows 8, please enter Control Panel in the search box->then find out Uninstall a program. Carefully read the list of programs, look for related or similar item and then select this entry and click Remove or Uninstall.

2. Remove unwanted browser cookies and add-ons from internet browsers.
Google Chrome:
1) Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
2) Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and press the "Clear browsing data" button.
3) Select "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:
1) Click on Tools->Options->select Privacy
2) Click "Remove individual cookies"
3) In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
4) To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie" button
5) To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies" button

Internet Explorer:
1) Open Internet explorer window
2) Click the "Tools" button
3) Point to "safety" and then select "delete browsing history"
4) Tick the "cookies" box and then click "delete"

3. Find out and delete all related processes, files and registry entries created by GetTheDiscount.
a) End malicious processes in Task Manager:
b) Delete the following associated files on your hard drive such as:

c) Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries added by the malware:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Procedure 2: Automatically uninstall GetTheDiscount (with SpyHunter)
1. Download SpyHunter by clicking on the button below.
2. Follow the details to complete the installation processes listed below.
1) Double click on the download file, and follow the prompts to launch the program.
2) Then click "Yes" or "Allow", if asked by the installer. The installer needs your permission to make changes to your computer.
3) SpyHunter installer will download its newest version from the Enigma Software Group servers.
4) Select your preferred language and click "OK" button.
5) Accept the License Agreement and click the "Next" button.
3. SpyHunter will start scanning your system automatically right after the installation has been completed successfully.
4. Get rid of all detected files.
5. Restart your computer to apply all made changes.


GetTheDiscount should be uninstalled from your infected computer promptly before any further chaos happen. Computer users with little expertise are kindly recommended to remove the malware with a useful antivirus program. Are you still experiencing problems in removing GetTheDiscount? Download and install SpyHunter here and get started to fix your computer now!

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