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Price Wagon Ads

Also Known As: Price Wagon adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Price Wagon removal instructions

What is Price Wagon?

Developed by SHOPMANIA NET SRL, the Price Wagon rogue browser add-on claims to save time and money by finding the best available online deals. Although some users may find this functionality legitimate and useful, Price Wagon is categorized as adware. This association is made due to a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by the developers to install Price Wagon without users' consent. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute third-party add-ons together with the chosen software. Therefore, reckless download of free software often leads to inadvertent installation of Price Wagon. Once installed, this bogus plug-in generates intrusive advertisements that commonly redirect to rogue websites containing infectious content, and thus, exposing your computer to infection.

Price Wagon adware

Furthermore, Price Wagon tracks and records various software and hardware information that may contain personally identifiable details including, for example, IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, content on these pages, etc. The presence of this information-tracking extension on your system can result in serious privacy issues or identity theft. There are many adware plug-ins similar or identical to Price Wagon. For example, Price Rocket, Price Defend, Web Protector, and Befrugal are also categorized as adware and offer similar features. These adware applications provide no value to the user - they are developed to generate revenue by the display of ads and sharing collected information with third parties. For these reasons, Price Wagon should be removed from your system immediately.

Most popular freeware download websites employ small 'download programs' (also called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download clients', etc.) to monetize their free services and traffic. These apps offer installation of additional programs when downloading free software. Promoted apps are regularly described as legitimate, however, reckless download and installation usually results in adware or malware infections, including Price Wagon. This situation can be avoided by paying close attention when downloading free software and declining all offers to install additional programs. Furthermore, software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal any third-party apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. The following instructions will guide you through removal of Price Wagon from your system.

Price Wagon adware installer set-up:

Price Wagon adware installer

Intrusive online advertisements generated by Price Wagon adware ('Powered by Price Wagon'):

Ads by Price Wagon

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Quick menu:

Price Wagon 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.

Price Wagon adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Price Wagon version 0.9.14.2", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

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

Remove Price Wagon adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Price Wagon 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 "PriceWagon", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Price Wagon ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the price wagon 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 logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Price Wagon 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 "Extensions". Locate "Price Wagon", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Price Wagon ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the price wagon 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 logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Price Wagon 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 "Price Wagon".

Removing Price Wagon ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with price wagon 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 price wagon 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove price wagon adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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