Discount Buddy Removal: Remove Discount Buddy Forever

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Discount Buddy

DiscountBuddy.exe

Adware

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)


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

Discount Buddy intrusion method

Discount Buddy copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is DiscountBuddy.exe. Then 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.

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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:

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.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\41ed8dee-33ed-4769-bdf4-2707c4199b97@45a3c648-db86-4b41-92e2-a77bbbf91f1d.com\
• %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Updater26766\
• %PROGRAMFILES%\Discount Buddy\

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.


4. Manually fix browser problems

Discount Buddy can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in Discount Buddy Removal Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Discount Buddy before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Discount Buddy Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Discount Buddy Removal Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and crreate folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Discount Buddy Removal Tool.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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