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Remove FindingDiscount from Your PC

FindingDiscount is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and adware that is distributed via bundled downloads of freeware and shareware. FindingDiscount is known to serve targeted advertisement in the form of coupons, deals, offers, pop-up and banner ads as the user browses the Web. The program may collect information about the user’s online activities; URLs visited and preferred web pages in order to deliver advertisement matching his interests. Although FindingDiscount is often referred to as a virus, the program is not of a malicious nature. The same cannot be said about some of the websites it promotes. The third-party ads displayed by FindingDiscount may link you to unsafe web locations and expose the user’s system to security risk. This is why experts recommend the removal of FindingDiscount.

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FindingDiscount Distribution Technique

FindingDiscount is distributed alongside freeware that the user downloads online. This is a typical infiltration technique for adware programs and if you wish to avoid any additional or unwanted installations, you are advised to select the Custom installation settings where you can choose which applications and programs get installed on your computer and which ones don’t.

FindingDiscount Details

FindingDiscount is known to track specific information in order to deliver targeted advertisement:

  • ID address
  • Browsing history
  • Search queries

The collected data may then be used for numerous marketing purposes. It may also be transferred to unknown third parties.

The advertisements FindingDiscount injects in the web pages the user views may appear as banners, in hyperlink text, new windows, etc. In some cases, FindingDiscount may cause browser redirects to sponsored search engines and websites.

FindingDiscount Removal Manual

If FindingDiscount is present on your computer, it is very likely that you may also need to remove other programs in order for your computer and web browser to function properly again. Follow the manual provided below to delete FindingDiscount from your machine permanently. The free Scanner will help you detect any other threats you need to eradicate as well.


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1. Remove/Uninstall FindingDiscount

1. Remove/Uninstall FindingDiscount 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 FindingDiscount.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove FindingDiscount 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 FindingDiscount and click “Remove


    After FindingDiscount 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 FindingDiscount and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After FindingDiscount 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’
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  • 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 FindingDiscount 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 FindingDiscount 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 FindingDiscount
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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