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Discount Buddy



Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Discount Buddy is advertising browser add-on from 215 Apps. Installs in all thee major browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8-9-10, Mozilla Firefox). Shows discount pop-ups on various shopping site disturbing users. Gets to user computers bundled with some freeware programs during installation of this freeware software.

Discount Buddy intrusion method

Discount Buddy

Discount Buddy gets installed on your PC along with free software. Discount Buddy copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is DiscountBuddy.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Discount Buddy and value DiscountBuddy.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name DiscountBuddy.exe or Discount Buddy. Also, it can create folder with name Discount Buddy under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Discount Buddy starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Discount Buddy immediately.

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How to remove Discount Buddy manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Discount Buddy, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Discount Buddy.

To get rid of Discount Buddy, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• Updater26766.exe
• ButtonUtil.dll
• Discount Buddy-bg.exe
• Discount Buddy.dll
• Discount Buddy.exe
• Uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Discount Buddy Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\\
• %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Updater26766\
• %PROGRAMFILES%\Discount Buddy\

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{66666666-6666-6666-6666-660266676666}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440244674466}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{55555555-5555-5555-5555-550255675566}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{22222222-2222-2222-2222-220222672266}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211671166}
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Value: Updater26766
    Data: C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\Updater26766\Updater26766.exe
  • Key: HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Discount Buddy
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Crossrider
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Discount Buddy
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211671166}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0026766.BHO
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0026766.Sandbox

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Discount Buddy Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Discount Buddy related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Discount Buddy entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Discount Buddy won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Discount Buddy Removal Tool.

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Windows 8

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Discount Buddy or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

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Windows 7

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Discount Buddy

  • Click Uninstall button.

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Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Discount Buddy related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove Discount Buddy extension from your browsers

Discount Buddy in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Discount Buddy. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with SpyHunter or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

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Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.

  • Choose Discount Buddy or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Discount Buddy removal use Discount Buddy Removal Tool.

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Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find Discount Buddy and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm Discount Buddy removal.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extension locate Discount Buddy.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Discount Buddy are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Discount Buddy.

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