GetTheDiscount is an adware add-on and a program that hijacks web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on GetTheDiscount advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install GetTheDiscount. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. GetTheDiscount is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you did not, and now you want to remove GetTheDiscount from your computer. It is a good idea. While GetTheDiscount is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of GetTheDiscount ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove GetTheDiscount extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove GetTheDiscount components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove GetTheDiscount and other malware form your infected computer.
If you want to remove GetTheDiscount adware, remove other malicious programs, and protect your computer against malware infections in the future, then use SpyHunter. This anti-malware software offers real-time protection and many features for managing your system protection. It helps to keep your web browser safe from adware. SpyHunter provides very useful scan results that you can use for manual GetTheDiscount removal if you prefer to manually remove GetTheDiscount components and other malicious files and settings that are found.
What is GetTheDiscount?
GetTheDiscount is a set of software components installed as an application and browser extensions for shopping and savings. It is quite annoying to find ads if you do not install GetTheDiscount by yourself, and adware makes your system less robust and responsive than it should be for displaying ads. GetTheDiscount is an adware developed for making money out of users’ clicks on ads, coupons, and other deals. While it is not malicious, GetTheDiscount is often deceptively installed with other free programs, and this might be not only annoying. Adware often compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history and wastes your web traffic and system resources if you do not really need GetTheDiscount. Since this adware consists of multiple components installed as a program and web browser extensions, it is more difficult to remove GetTheDiscount than other Windows programs. The guide below explains how to remove each of GetTheDiscount components related to browsers Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you want to remove GetTheDiscount, just follow this guide, and you will get rid of GetTheDiscount ads pretty soon. Certainly, there might be more adware programs responsible for displaying ads in your web browser, and you might need a special program that finds and helps to remove GetTheDiscount and like adware programs.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
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Remove GetTheDiscount from Windows
For manual removal, you need to remove all GetTheDiscount components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility (“Programs and Features” on Windows 7 and Vista) . You can start this Windows utility program by clicking a link in the Control Panel menu. Then you need to find and remove GetTheDiscount extensions from your web browsers and reset browser settings to defaults or to your proffered ones.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall GetTheDiscount on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "GetTheDiscount" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall GetTheDiscount on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight GetTheDiscount program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall GetTheDiscount on Windows XP
Uninstalling GetTheDiscount from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on GetTheDiscount program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove GetTheDiscount from Chrome
Remove GetTheDiscount extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find GetTheDiscount extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove GetTheDiscount from Firefox
Remove GetTheDiscount add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find GetTheDiscount add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove GetTheDiscount from Internet Explorer
Remove GetTheDiscount extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on GetTheDiscount, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure for GetTheDiscount is easy to follow. Other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer, and you need other guides to remove them. GetTheDiscount Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove GetTheDiscount Adware Infection Completely
GetTheDiscount adware might come bundled with other adware programs. Some of ads might also be used by cyber criminals for installing malware and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal activities. After you remove GetTheDiscount you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.