Ads by PennyBee is a price-comparison tool, created to help user’s get the best possible deals and coupons while they are shopping online. The advertising-supported program displays various third party ads such as pop-ups, banners and pop-unders. PennyBee can be downloaded from its official site or may be distributed to the user’s PC through bundled download of free applications or other adware. The browser extension is hard to miss, because the advertisements it shows are labeled “Ads by PennyBee.” The tool may seem rather useful, but clicking on the provided third party links is something you do at your own risk. The company does not assume liability for the content, policies and possible threats the users might face, once they have opened the suggested links.
As an adware program, the presence of PennyBee on your computer is not recommended by PC security specialists. Despite the appealing features and services such applications provide, they are often used to redirect users to unsafe websites. The ads they show may be misleading, and there is no way to tell which of the provided links are actually reliable.
PennyBee – The Money-Saving Tool That Doesn’t Save You Trouble
In case you did not download PennyBee intentionally, but the tool is active on your browser, you have installed it on your PC bundled with other freeware. Paying attention to the installation steps of any program on your computer and carefully reading the Privacy Policies of the websites you download software from is crucial for the safety of your PC and personal data.
For instance, by installing PennyBee you should be aware of some data security-related details:
- PennyBee collects and stores individually identifiable information
- PennyBee shares and transfers information (personally and non-personally identifiable) to third parties, in order to improve or maintain the services the company provides
- PennyBee does not assume liability for the content and policies of the third parties
Meaning that taking the time to read and un-check a few message boxes along the installation process might save you a lot of time and trouble later.
Should You Remove Ads by PennyBe from Your Computer?
Bearing all the above-mentioned facts in mind, you might want to consider uninstalling the application immediately. You can do it manually or with the assistance of the proper anti-adware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Ads by PennyBee from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ads by PennyBee from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ads by PennyBee from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ads by PennyBee from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ads by PennyBee from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ads by PennyBee from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ads by PennyBee from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Ads by PennyBee from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ads by PennyBee
Step 2: Uninstall Ads by PennyBee and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ads by PennyBee on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Ads by PennyBee there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ads by PennyBee from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ads by PennyBee and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Ads by PennyBee via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Ads by PennyBee from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Ads by PennyBee from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Ads by PennyBee from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Ads by PennyBee from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Ads by PennyBee will be removed.
Eliminate Ads by PennyBee from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.