What is CutThePrice?
According to the developers, CutThePrice enhances the online shopping experience, helps to save money, and claims that "CutThePrice is a plugin you can easily add to your browser, which enables you to get access to thousands of money-saving coupons and start getting special coupon offers while shopping online, and the best part is that all this is completely free for you."
Many users are misled by these claims and believe that this browser plug-in is legitimate and useful. In fact, it is classed as adware. These negative associations are made as a result of the rogue behavior of CutThePrice. After infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari and Mozilla Firefox, this add-on generates various intrusive online ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
CutThePrice employs a virtual graphics layer that enables developers to display various graphical content on any visited website. Note that the displayed content does not originate from the visited site. These ads diminish users' Internet browsing experience, since the content of the visited websites is concealed.
Also, users are inconvenienced, since they must avoid clicking the displayed ads, which mostly redirect to commercial websites (for example, online stores). Continual clicking of these ads, however, exposes computers to risk of infection, as they may also redirect to websites containing infectious content.
Furthermore, this adware-type app collects various software and hardware information that may be personally identifiable.
This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. CutThePrice adware is a potential threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety, and thus, should be removed immediately.
NOTE:-The plugin and other services collect and stores information concerning the web pages you visit and your activity on those pages, such as impressions, clicks and search terms. In some cases, information collected by the plugin and other services may be personally identifiable, and in some cases information (including information from or about pages of social media websites you visit) may be used or shared with third parties for purposes of displaying targeted advertisements promotional and marketing material to you.
There are hundreds of browser plug-ins that claim to save time and money while shopping online including Sale Clipper, PriceFountain, PriceLess, and OffersWizard. These applications share just one similarity with CutThePrice adware - they provide no real value for the user.
Claims to enable useful features are merely attempts to encourage users to install, and are completely false. The purpose of CutThePrice, and other adware-type apps, is to display intrusive online adverts (using the 'Pay Per Click' - PPC - advertising model), and by selling the collected personal data to third parties, thereby generating revenue for developers.
How did CutThePrice install on my computer?
CutThePrice is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, often installs inadvertently without users' permission. Bundling is a way to distribute third party apps (mostly rogue) with regular (often free) software. The main problem with this method is that most users do not express enough caution when downloading/installing software.
Third party software is often hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, which are usually skipped, and therefore, users are likely to install this rogue app without their knowledge.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Some freeware download websites provide a direct download link, which should be used in preference to a download manager. If you are forced to use a download manager, pay close attention and opt-out of any unrecognised software listed for installation. Where possible, your software should be downloaded from the official website only.
Use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any concealed apps listed for installation and allow you to cancel them.
Deceptive free software installers used in distribution of CutThePrice adware:
CutThePrice adware generating intrusive online ads (marked as 'Powered by CutThePrice' and 'Ads by CutThePrice'):
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- What is CutThePrice?
- STEP 1. Uninstall CutThePrice application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove CutThePrice adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove CutThePrice ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by CutThePrice' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove CutThePrice ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
CutThePrice 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 "CutThePrice", "bestadblocker", and any other recently-installed suspicious applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that causes CutThePrice ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove CutThePrice 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 "CutThePrice" and "bestadblocker", select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cuttheprice 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 "CutTHePrice" and "Chrome to Phone Extension", select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cuttheprice 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 plug-ins 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 "bestadblocker" and "CutTHePrice".
Computer users who have problems with cuttheprice 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 cuttheprice 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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