“Price Master” is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that after being installed on a computer will attach itself to a browser, and could display various advertisements, banners, message boxes and commercial content. The user may be redirected to suspicious sites and shown pop-ups and buttons which may contain or lead to potentially malicious content.
|Short Description||The user may be shown advertising banners in webpages, popups prompting to install potentially malicious software. The user may experience many browser redirects, leading to dubious sites.|
|Symptoms||The user may have installed the application without his consent. He may witness advertisements, redirects other pop-ups leading to potentially malicious content.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, Freeware Installers, Pop-Ups.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Price Master|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Price Master.|
Price Master – How Did I Get It?
The “Price Master” PUP usually gets into your computer through third-party installers. It can enter your computer in a covert manner, without your consent, by concealing itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are not disclosed in a proper manner or not at all, and thus people are installing potentially unwanted programs such as this “Price Master”. Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to check everything that will be installed.
Other ways of getting infected are by opening spam emails and downloading e-mail attachments, or by clicking on various ads and banners containing malicious content which may also add a browser extension to your browser. Browsers known to be affected the most are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. The browser extension can generate Price Master pop-ups on any page you are on. The pop-ups can show additional banners or other commercial content.
Price Master – More About It
Price Master is classified as an adware. Once it is into your computer, it will generate pop-up messages, which may redirect you to sites, from which you can install software with potentially malicious content. You could be redirected to the official domain at “PriceMaster.co” which may generate more advertisements.
Also, you may have a browser extension causing some of the browser redirects, pop-ups and advertisements appearing, such as “Ads by Price Master“, “Ad by Price Master“, “Powered by Price Master” or “Brought to you by Price Master”. The redirects may be with the aim of generating revenue for its authors on a pay-per-click basis.
The PUP is probably using cookies, and every time you are redirected to it or one of its probable affiliate sites, you may be tracked. That may allow for sensitive information to be stolen secretly from you as credentials, geographical location, IP address and other data. Some of that data can be used in order to generate more attractive commercial content to you. Your PC and data could be at risk, so this is something you should definitely concerned about!
Remove Price Master Completely
To remove “Price Master” manually from your computer, be certain to follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. On the off chance that the manual removal does not get rid of the malicious adware completely, you should search for and remove the leftover files with an advanced anti-malware application. Installing such a program will also make sure that your system is safe and secure from other threats you may come across.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Price Master 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Price Master.
Step 2: Remove Price Master from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Price Master and click “Remove”
After Price Master is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Price Master 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 Price Master has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Price Master
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Price Master. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Price Master will be removed.