MyBestPrice Adware

Also Known As: Ads by MyBestPrice
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

MyBestPrice removal instructions

What is MyBestPrice?

MyBestPrice is a browser app that supposedly allows users to search for deals and discounts, however, it is also categorized as an adware-type app that feeds users with ads. The apps are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), since people usually download and install them unintentionally. PUAs are often designed to record user-system information.

MyBestPrice adware

After installation, MyBestPrice (and other adware-type apps) start displaying intrusive ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. Typically, they conceal underlying content of opened websites and, if clicked, open untrustworthy or even malicious web pages. These ads can sometimes run scripts that download and install even more unwanted applications. Another problem is that developers use them to gather data such as IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations and other, browsing-related information. Furthermore, developers share the data with other parties who might be cyber criminals. These people misuse private data to generate revenue. Installed adware-type apps might lead to unwanted installations, problems with browsing safety, privacy and other issues. We recommend that you uninstall MyBestPrice and other, similar apps immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by MyBestPrice
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Browser Extension(s) MyBestPrice
Supposed Functionality Claims to provide users with discount coupons and notifications of "good deals" in various e-shops.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), BitDefender (A Variant Of MSIL/Upbrocheck.A), McAfee (Artemis!4C07DAE0E575), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Occamy.C), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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The Internet is full of adware. Some examples of other apps of this type are Clicker, CraniumCapacity Ads, and BWplayer. PUAs are often promoted as legitimate, useful programs that supposedly provide useful features. In fact, few operate as developers promise.

How did MyBestPrice install on my computer?

This app is available for download on a supposedly official website, however, people usually download and install apps of this type unintentionally by clicking deceptive ads (which can cause unwanted downloads/installations) or by downloading/installing other regular software. Developers often bundle (include) unwanted apps into set-ups of third party, free software. They hide this information in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of the set-ups and hope that people will not check or change them. Leaving these settings unchanged grants permission for PAUs to be downloaded and installed together with other, regular programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The safest way to download programs and files it to use official, trustworthy websites. Torrent clients, eMule, other Peer-to-Peer networks, various third party downloaders, dubious pages and other channels should not be trusted. Do not skip software download/installation steps without checking all included "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options. Deselect offers to download or install PUAs and only then finish the setup. Note that intrusive ads cannot be trusted, especially if they are displayed on dubious pages relating to adult dating, gambling, pornography, and so on. If redirects to untrustworthy pages and unwanted ads are an ongoing problem, check for unwanted entries (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on the browser. Remove all unwanted entries immediately. The same applies to unwanted programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with MyBestPrice, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

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Quick menu:

MyBestPrice adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

MyBestPrice adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "MyBestPrice", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes MyBestPrice ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove MyBestPrice adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing MyBestPrice ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "MyBestPrice", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing MyBestPrice ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mybestprice, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing MyBestPrice  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "MyBestPrice", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing MyBestPrice ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mybestprice, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing MyBestPrice ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "MyBestPrice".

Removing MyBestPrice ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by mybestprice removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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