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GetDiscountApp Removal Manual

GetDiscountApp is an add-on compatible with the popular browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc. GetDiscountApp is supposed to enhance your online shopping experience by displaying different advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners, coupons, etc. The presented ads may be useful to some users, but you should keep in mind that they might direct you to potentially unsafe web locations if you decide to click on them.

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How Does GetDiscountApp Enter Your System?

GetDiscountApp is usually delivered bundled with freeware like media players, system updates and various other free of charge programs you can download online. This distribution technique is used by many developers and is not considered illegitimate. But just to avoid any unwanted installations you are advised to select the Custom installation options and un-check any additional app or plugin you have no use of. This can save you a lot of time and trouble later.

Other adware distribution methods are drive-by downloads, visiting corrupted websites and off course spam email messages. Select your download sources wisely and never open email attachments you are not expecting. Keep your AV products up-to-date and perform regular backups of your important files.

What Does GetDiscountApp Do?

Once installed, GetDiscountApp will inject a considerable amount of pop-up, in-text and banner ads that can be not only annoying, but also potentially risky. Adware programs are typically used by third parties to boost web traffic and generate pay-per-click revenue. The displayed advertisements are not endorsed by the web pages they appear on. A lot of the banners get injected in the footer or the header of a website, or they just replace the legitimate advertisements that were already on the web page.

Many of the ads may lead you to corrupted websites if you decide to click on them and expose your system to different threats.

GetDiscountApp also tracks certain information in order to provide relevant advertising content. Such information may include:GetDiscountApp

  • IP address
  • Browsing history (visited web pages, clicks and search terms)
  • Personally identifiable information (data from and about social media websites you have visited)

The collected data may be shared with unknown third parties for the purposes of targeted advertisement.

How to Remove GetDiscountApp from Your Computer?

GetDiscountApp is not a virus per se, but it can expose your PC to security risk, so experts recommend its removal from the affected machine. GetDiscountApp can be deleted manually or with the assistance of a legit anti-malware tool. Just follow the steps below to remove GetDiscountApp permanently from your computer.


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1. Remove/Uninstall GetDiscountApp

1. Remove/Uninstall GetDiscountApp in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall GetDiscountApp.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove GetDiscountApp from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select GetDiscountApp and click “Remove


    After GetDiscountApp is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate GetDiscountApp and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After GetDiscountApp is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select GetDiscountApp to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After GetDiscountApp has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on GetDiscountApp
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall GetDiscountApp. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the GetDiscountApp will be removed.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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