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How to Get Rid of Ads and Coupons by Discount Buddy? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

You are confused by the pop-up ads and coupons on the webpages that you open? Want to stop those ads from showing up? In this post, we will guide you to remove this adware and stop those ads and coupons by Discount Buddy. Read on.

 

 

What Is Discount Buddy?

 

 

Discount Buddy is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) categorized as adware. It can work with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. Once installed, Discount Buddy will add extensions and add-on to your installed web browser so that it can display ads on the webpages that you are visiting, especially on the online shopping websites like Walmart, Bestbuy and ebay.

On its official websites, Saving Slider is promoted as a browser add-on that helps you save every time you make a purchase online. When you land on the websites of those online merchants, you will see a coupon box with number on the upper-right corner of your browser window. This coupon box, when your mouse pointer move over it, will drop down a box containing various so-called coupon codes.

Discount Buddy ads

Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official website, Discount Buddy usually comes as a special offer when you install free downloads from websites like Softonic, Software.informer.com. While installing such program, please always opt for custom/advanced installation and pay attention to what you are agreeing to install. Never click on Next blindly, because you may get adware and even malicious applications installed.

Below we offer you two options to get rid of this adware and stop pop-up ads in internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox), please choose the option that you like and follow the instructions step by step in their order. Should you have any question, please leave a reply at the end of the post and we will help you resolve the problem as soon as possible.

 

 

How to Remove Discount Buddy and Stop Ads and Coupons by Discount Buddy? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove Discount Buddy and stop Discount Buddy ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall Discount Buddy and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove Discount Buddy extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove Discount Buddy and stop Discount Buddy ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 > Remove Discount Buddy and stop Discount Buddy ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall Discount Buddy and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, Discount Buddy often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Discount Buddy and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall Discount Buddy and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Discount Buddy and any suspicious third-party application

Discount Buddy-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Discount Buddy and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove Discount Buddy extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

If you are still encountering Discount Buddy ads after removing Discount Buddy and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Discount Buddy leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Discount Buddy and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

Discount Buddy on IE

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Discount Buddy)

Discount Buddy on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Discount Buddy and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Discount Buddy on Chrome

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although Discount Buddy and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

 

Option 2 > Remove Discount Buddy and stop Discount Buddy ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove Discount Buddy and stop Discount Buddy ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

1. Uninstall Discount Buddy with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Anvi Uninstaller

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

2. Remove Discount Buddy browser extension and plugins

 

Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

 

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar

 

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

Discount Buddy extension removal

 

 

3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.

 

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Discount Buddy. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Discount Buddy sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like Discount Buddy may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)