Ads by BestPricesApp
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is BestPricesApp?
BestPricesApp claims to be a legitimate browser add-on providing various features such as coupons and comparison shopping that will supposedly save time and money by displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites.
Although this extension may seem legitimate and useful, BestPricesApp is categorized as adware, since it is distributed using a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of applications together with other software.
This rogue plug-in infiltrates Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and then generates intrusive online advertisements (usually marked as 'Ads by BestPricesApp').
Furthermore, BestPricesApp tracks users' Internet browsing activity and collects data (websites visited and activity on those pages), which may be personally identifiable. This recorded information is used and shared with third parties. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues.
BestPricesApp provides no significant value for the user - in fact, it diminishes browser performance, generates intrusive online ads, and collects personal data. Therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate BestPricesApp from your Internet browsers.
Research shows that BestPricesApp is similar to other adware claiming to provide similar features. For example: LookingForTravels, UniDeals, Cheapster, CouponSignal, PennyBee, and many others. These extensions (including BestPricesApp) are developed to generate revenue by displaying ads and sharing collected data with third parties.
BestPricesApp is distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, download.com, etc. Download clients are traffic and free services monetization tools, since they offer installation of additional programs together with the chosen free software.
Although these applications are said to be legitimate, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. To prevent installation of BestPricesApp, express caution when downloading free software, and never accept offers to install additional software.
Furthermore, all downloaded applications should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options - this will enable you to opt-out of bundled applications. The following removal instructions will help you to remove BestPricesApp from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installers used in BestPricesApp adware distribution:
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- What is BestPricesApp?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BestPricesApp application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BestPricesApp adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BestPricesApp ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BestPricesApp' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BestPricesApp adware from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BestPricesApp 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 "BestPricesApp", "Dr.Web Anti-Virus Link Checker", "youtubeadblocker", and "RelayTurbo" - select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes BestPricesApp ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BestPricesApp 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 "BestPricesApp" and "youtubeadblocker" select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bestpricesapp 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.
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 "BBestPriiccesApp" and "Dr.Web Anti-Virus Link Checker", select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bestpricesapp adware, 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 "BBestPriicesApp" and "youtubeadblocker".
Computer users who have problems with bestpricesapp adware 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 bestpricesapp adware, 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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