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How to Remove PriceSparrow Pop-up Ads and Coupons? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Annoyed by PriceSparrow pop-ups when you are visiting shopping sites like Amazon, Walmart and Bestbuy? You are searching the web to find out how to remove PriceSparrow and stop those ads from popping up again? Then you are right here.

 

 

What Is PriceSparrow?

 

 

Similar to Safe Saver and Price Companion Deal FinderPriceSparrow promotes itself as an app which finds coupons, the best deals and offers for your wanted product. However, it does far more than that.

 

PriceSparrow is actually an ad-supported application that severs ads for partnered ad providers to make money. Once installed, it will add extension and plugin to your web browser so that it can display ads when you browse online shopping websites. It will lead you to sponsored websites intentionally, thus the author can get pay-per-click revenue.

 

The symptoms of the infection of PriceSparrow are as follow:

> A PriceSparrow box stays on the browser when you view online shopping websites.

PriceSparrow box

> In the PriceSparrow box, there are so-called offers, coupons and best offer that leads you to sponsored websites.

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> Webpages are extremely slow to load since there are too many ads.

> Gradually, you find that your PC runs notably slower and unresponsive.

 

In most cases, PriceSparrow gets installed on your web browser without your knowledge and permission when you download or install other free downloads from websites like cnet.com, softonic.com and software.informer.com.

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove PriceSparrow and stop PriceSparrow ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall PriceSparrow and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove PriceSparrow extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove PriceSparrow and stop PriceSparrow ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            
 

 

Option 1 > Remove PriceSparrow and stop PriceSparrow ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall PriceSparrow and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, PriceSparrow often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow and other unknown or unexpected programs.

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For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall PriceSparrow and any suspicious third-party application

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove PriceSparrow and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove PriceSparrow extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

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

PriceSparrow 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 (PriceSparrow)

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

PriceSparrow on Chrome

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although PriceSparrow 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.

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3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

 

Option 2 > Remove PriceSparrow and stop PriceSparrow ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove PriceSparrow and stop PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow 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 → locate PriceSparrow and any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Cloud System Booster-Anvi Uninstaller

uninstall PriceSparrow

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 PriceSparrow 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.

Cloud System Booster-Slim Toolbar

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-toolbar manager

PriceSparrow 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 3.1-Clear

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of PriceSparrow. 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, PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow 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)