FindingDiscounts removal instructions
What is FindingDiscounts?
The FindingDiscounts rogue browser add-on installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen free software). After successful infiltration, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) adds a proxy to LAN-settings (see instructions how to revert changed proxy settings) and generates intrusive online advertisements (banner, pop-up, coupon, and price comparison) that may lead to further computer infections. For the above reasons, FindingDiscounts is categorized as adware.
Today, most popular freeware download websites such as softonic.com, download.com, soft32.com, etc., employ small programs called 'download clients' (also called installers or download managers) to monetize their free services by offering installation of additional programs together with the chosen free software. These promoted applications are said to be '100% legitimate and virus-free', however, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. The presence of this rogue application on your system may result in high-risk adware or malware infections, and therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate this potentially unwanted extension from your Internet browsers.
FindingDiscounts is similar to other rogue applications that are bundled together with free software. Takesave, PennyBee, Deal Cola, and PrestoSavings are just some examples among hundreds, none of which provide any significant value for the user. Many browser plug-ins (including FindingDiscounts) are developed simply to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online ads, collecting personal data, sharing information with third parties, and causing unwanted browser redirects. To avoid these infections, be attentive when downloading free software and opt-out of all additional applications listed for installation. Furthermore, when installing downloaded software, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Regular', 'Typical', or 'Quick' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If you have installed FindingDiscounts, read the following instructions and eliminate this rogue plug-in from your Internet browsers.
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- What is FindingDiscounts?
- STEP 1. Uninstall FindingDiscounts application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove FindingDiscounts adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove FindingDiscounts ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by FindingDiscounts' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove FindingDiscounts extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
FindingDiscounts adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "FindingDiscounts", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes FindingDiscounts ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove FindingDiscounts 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 "FindingDiscounts", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by findingdiscounts, 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 "Extensions". Locate "FindingDiscounts", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by findingdiscounts, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "FindingDiscounts".
Computer users who have problems with ads by findingdiscounts 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by findingdiscounts from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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