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Also Known As: Easy Discount Pro Adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

Easy Discount Pro removal instructions

What is Easy Discount Pro?

Easy Discount Pro is a rogue browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Easy Discount Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) employed by Easy Discount Pro to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Easy Discount Pro generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

Easy Discount Pro adware

The advertisements generated by this rogue application include (but are not limited to) coupon, pop-up, text-link, and other similar ads. There is a high probability that clicking advertisements generated by Easy Discount Pro will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since this PUP collects various software and hardware information, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (used to determine geographic locations), operating system type, time and date options, browser type and data (history, cookies, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered), and other details that are likely to be personally identifiable. Easy Discount Pro is similar to other rogue applications, which use bundling as an installation method. Popcornew, Forever Net, Lite Web, and GetTheDiscount are just some examples among many others. None of these applications (including Easy Discount Pro) provide any real value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online ads and sharing collected information with third parties. Therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate Easy Discount Pro from your Internet browsers.

Close examination of Easy Discount Pro reveals that it is mostly distributed via small download programs (called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download clients', etc.) on freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, and download.com. Download programs are used by these websites as free services and traffic monetization tools, since they offer installation of advertised (according to the developers, '100% legitimate and virus-free') browser extensions together with the chosen software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. Installation of adware such as Easy Discount Pro can be avoided by paying close attention when downloading free software and clicking 'Decline' if installation of any additional programs is offered. Furthermore, all software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will expose any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If your computer is infected with Easy Discount Pro, follow the removal guide provided to uninstall this adware from your system.

Easy Discount Pro adware installer setup:

Installer used in Easy Discount Pro distribution

Intrusive online advertisements generated by Easy Discount Pro adware:

Ads generated by Easy Discount Pro

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Quick menu:

Easy Discount Pro adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

Easy Discount Pro adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Easy Discount Pro ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Easy Discount Pro adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Easy Discount Pro 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 "Easy Discount Pro", select this entry and click "Remove". Note that Easy Discount Pro ads can be caused by other adware. In the Manage Add-ons window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.

Removing Easy Discount Pro ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy discount pro adware, 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 Easy Discount Pro ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Easy Discount Pro", select this entry and click the trash can icon. Note that Easy Discount Pro ads can be caused by other adware. In the "extensions" window of Google Chrome, remove all suspicious browser extensions.

Removing Easy Discount Pro ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy discount pro adware, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Easy Discount Pro 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Easy Discount Pro". Note that Easy Discount Pro ads can be generated by other adware. In the "Add-ons Manager" window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.

Removing Easy Discount Pro ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with easy discount pro adware 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy discount pro adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.

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