DiscountMagnet (also searched for as DiscountMagnet virus or Discount Magnet virus) is detected as cross-browser adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by many Antivirus and Anti-Malware products. DiscountMagnet is essentially a generic advertisement-injector type adware program and browser plugin that injects the webpages you visit with targeted and deceptive advertisements. Ads displayed by this adware will usually say something like Ads by DiscountMagnet or brought by DiscountMagnet on them and they can arrive across multiple internet browsers.
How to remove DiscountMagnet (Virus Removal Guide)
- What is DiscountMagnet?
- How to uninstall DiscountMagnet
- How to remove DiscountMagnet with Malwarebytes
- DiscountMagnet removal tips
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What is DiscountMagnet?
DiscountMagnet adware is often promoted as a free web shopping companion utility that can help you locate coupons, deals, and discounts for the products you view online and search for.
Ads by DiscountMagnet displays ‘targeted’ style advertisements. This means that the adware will manufacture advertisements based off of your personal browsing data, such as your bookmarks and history.
DiscountMagnet adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove DiscountMagnet if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.
DiscountMagnet and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. DiscountMagnet is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that DiscountMagnet adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
- DiscountMagnet adware bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- DiscountMagnet adware is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
- DiscountMagnet adware injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
- DiscountMagnet adware changes existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.
How to uninstall DiscountMagnet
1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.
2. Open Windows Start/Task Menu and go to the Control Panel.
3. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.
4. Search for DiscountMagnet in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click DiscountMagnet to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find DiscountMagnet in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it.[/note]
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the DiscountMagnet extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the DiscountMagnet add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the DiscountMagnet extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove DiscountMagnet with Malwarebytes
1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
DiscountMagnet removal tips
- If you do not find DiscountMagnet in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
- If you are still having issues removing DiscountMagnet you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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