DiscountCow virus

DiscountCow (also identified as Discount Cow) is detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and malware in the adware category of computer threats that is used to generate targeted pop-up advertisements. DiscountCow malware is essentially a cross-browser advertisement supported program and title of a browser helper object, browser add-on, and browser extension that can spread onto a computer without user consent.

DiscountCow virus

DiscountCow adware displays targeted advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer in a variety of different forms by collecting user information such as browser activity and history. The information is then used to cast what it believes are precise advertisement results that may be relevant to the computer and internet user. Collected user information may also be distributed to third-party mailing lists; resulting in email spam, junk mail, and unwanted telephone calls.

Advertisements are frequently identified by text that says something approximate to “Ads brought by DiscountCow.”

Other issues concerning DiscountCow malware are in relations to the corruption of existing internet browser settings that cause unwanted browser redirects and start-ups when a user boots a new browser window, opens a new browser tab, or searches the web using the browser address bar.

  Green Arrow Bullet   How to remove the DiscountCow virus

  1. Option 1: DiscountCow Removal Software & Tools – This first option details how to remove DiscountCow malware using the free or full versions of Hitman Pro software and/or CCleaner by Piriform.
  2. Option 2: Manually remove DiscountCow – This second option details how to manually uninstall DiscountCow and remove unwanted browser attachments
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1. DiscountCow Removal Software & Tools

Use the instructions below to automatically remove DiscountCow and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

Hitman Pro by SurfRight

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2. Install the free or purchase the full version of Hitman Pro software.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

Your computer should now be clean of threats, tracking cookies, malware, and other unwanted traces.

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall DiscountCow adware and associated third-party software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall DiscountCow and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for DiscountCow, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manually Remove DiscountCow

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall DiscountCow adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

How to uninstall DiscountCow

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for DiscountCow and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove DiscountCow add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove DiscountCow add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the DiscountCow extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the DiscountCow add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the DiscountCow add-on and remove it if located.

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