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How to Remove Discount Dragon and Stop Ads by Discount Dragon? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Being haunted by all kinds of pop-ups by Discount Dragon when surfing the Internet? Wondering why you are seeing such pop-ups and how to get rid of those ads and coupons by Discount Dragon? Then read on.

 

 

What Is Discount Dragon?

 

 

Discount Dragon is an adware that generally referred to as a “PUP”, namely, potentially unwanted program by the industry. On its official website, Discount Dragon is promoted as a browser add-on that helps you save every time you make a purchase online. With Discount-Dragon, available coupons are shown to you right as you browse.

It seems that Discount Dragon is a useful browser extension, but due to its sneaky behaviors such as installing itself without computer users’ knowledge and permission, people rank low in acceptance of this software.

Once installed, Discount Dragon will add extension and add-on to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome so that it can display coupons box in your web browser when you browse online. A box containing various so-called coupons drops down when you hover over the coupons box on the upper-right corner of the web browser. Those so-called coupons are links leading to sponsored websites, thus the cyber criminals can get pay-per-click revenue when you click on those coupons.Discount Dragon-coupons

You may wonder how Discount Dragon survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because Discount Dragon is categorized as PUP by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But Discount Dragon does interfere with users’ surfing, so you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.

 

Symptom and danger of being infected by Discount Dragon:

> Your web browser is overwhelmed by Discount Dragon pop-up ads;

> Webpages are extremely slow to load;

> Your web browser crash down unexpectedly;

> Your privacy is threatened for it can access your data on all websites;

> It may monitor your online activities and collect your search terms to feed you more precise ads.

> You may end up with more adware or malware on your computer when you click on the links in the ads.

 

 

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

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

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

     Step 1 Uninstall Discount Dragon and related malicious programs

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

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

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

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

 

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

 

Step 1 Uninstall Discount Dragon and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, Discount Dragon often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Discount Dragon 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 Dragon 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 Dragon and any suspicious third-party application

Discount Dragon-uninstall 1

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove Discount Dragon and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

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

 

If you are still encountering Discount Dragon ads after removing Discount Dragon and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Discount Dragon 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 Dragon and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

Discount Dragon 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 Dragon)

Discount Dragon 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 Dragon and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Discount Dragon on Chrome

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although Discount Dragon 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 Dragon and stop Discount Dragon ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove Discount Dragon and stop Discount Dragon 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 Dragon 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 Discount Dragon or any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Discount Dragon-uninstall

 

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 Dragon 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 Dragon extension remove

 

 

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 Dragon. 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 Dragon 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 Dragon 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

Anvi Smart Defender-1

 

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)