What is PriceMeter?
Created by DealPly Technologies Ltd, PriceMeter is a potentially unwanted browser extension claiming to save time and money by displaying best available deals and lowest prices within online stores. While such functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the PriceMeter plug-in is considered to be adware.
The developers of this rogue browser add-on (DealPly) use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to distribute PriceMeter, and therefore, most users install it inadvertently without their knowledge.
Following successful infiltration, PriceMeter generates random intrusive online advertisements (banner and similar ads), which may lead to installation of other adware or even high-risk malware infections.
In addition, PriceMeter monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software, hardware, and personally identifiable information such as operating systems, browser types, URLs visited, search queries, language settings, cookies, IP addresses, geolocations, email addresses, and other similar details.
Tracking of personal information may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to remove PriceMeter from your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox).
Research shows that most adware such as PriceMeter is distributed via small programs called 'download managers' within freeware download websites and fake downloads (for example, browser updates and fake Java updates).
This rogue browser extension is similar to other adware such as RR Savings, CoupApp, and Supra Savings. These browser extensions install on browsers during the download or installation of free software.
Although these add-ons, including PriceMeter, claim to enhance users' browsing experience by adding certain functions, in fact, they are useless to the user - the purpose of these add-ons is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements.
Installation of adware can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the freeware download process and never accepting installation of any additional applications offered.
During installation of downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular' - this will reveal any bundled applications attempting to infiltrate your system, and you will be able to decline installation of them. Users who observe ads generated by PriceMeter, should follow this removal guide to eliminate it from their Internet browsers.
Deceptive freeware installers used in PriceMeter adware distribution:
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- What is PriceMeter?
- STEP 1. Uninstall PriceMeter application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove PriceMeter plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove PriceMeter add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove PriceMeter extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove PriceMeter extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
PriceMeter adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "PriceMeter", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes PriceMeter ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove PriceMeter adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "PriceMeter", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pricemeter virus, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "PriceMeter", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pricemeter virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "PriceMeter".
Computer users who have problems with pricemeter virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pricemeter virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
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