PriceFountain is a software that offers dynamic deals as you browse. In fact, it is adware program that infects you Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer with ads after you install a free program or update from the Internet. It hacks visited web pages and converts words to links that promote business partners and cause more popup ads, coupons, and banners displayed in your web browsers. Ad-supported PriceFountain stuff is designed for making money out of users’ clicks on displayed ads. For this PriceFountain tracks user’s browsing and pulls ads that match it. It might compromise your privacy if this information will be used for lists of prospects sold to other promoters. It is possible that some ads displayed by PriceFountain can have malicious links and infect your computer before they will be removed from the stock. PriceFountain consists of various components installed as a program and web browser extensions.
If you want to get rid of PriceFountain ads, then you need to uninstall PriceFountain application and remove web browser extensions and BHO related to PriceFountain adware. See the guide below for details on manual PriceFountain removal, and use PriceFountain removal tool if you suspect that your computer is also infected with other malicious programs.
This removal guide will help you to remove PriceFountain manually or with a help of special security software that removes PriceFountain and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers quality detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against malicious programs.
What is PriceFountain?
PriceFountain is a program and web browser extension that are combined in one product used for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. PriceFountain adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins installed in your web browser as extensions, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper object) depend on browser. These PriceFountain have to be removed if you want to eliminate PriceFountain adware and get rid of ads. Your clicks on PriceFountain ads help to make money on a pay-per-click basis, and this way on monetizing is attractive to websites that distribute free software of develop such products. For users such installation of bundled adware is quite deceptive. If you fail to notice adware presence and disable PriceFountain before installing a free program, then your computer will be infected with PriceFountain. You need to be careful because some adware is difficult to uninstall, and more adware might be bundled and installed along with PriceFountain while removing it is not the thing that one would like.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like PriceFountain, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs. Use SpyHunter 4 for a real-time anti-malware protection, reliable malware detection, and clean and safe removal of various threats from your computer.
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Remove PriceFountain from Windows
First, you need to uninstall PriceFountain application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to PriceFountain adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall PriceFountain 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 "PriceFountain" 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 PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PriceFountain on Windows XP
Uninstalling PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PriceFountain from Chrome
Remove PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PriceFountain from Firefox
Remove PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PriceFountain from Internet Explorer
Remove PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of PriceFountain is not difficult by itself. However, if you get a bunch of bundled adware programs or computer infections, you also need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter and PriceFountain Removal Tool for help or let these programs to take care of the problem.
Remove PriceFountain Adware Infection Completely
PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain 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.