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Should I remove Discount Buddy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,333
United States Rank #27,672
Reach 0.0163%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.85 days
438.06 days >
Average installed length: 230.16 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.27.153.0 6.58%
1.26.153.3 93.42%

Discount Buddy

What is Discount Buddy?

Discount Buddy is an adware web browser extension by Innovative Apps. From the TOS: "When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages. You also agree that the Plugin requires modern computer hardware and software and a minimum amount of resources; using this Plugin with insufficient resources may affect the performance of your computer."

About  (from 215 Apps)

The Plugin may be bundled with, or require the installation of, third-party software, such as but not limited search engine toolbars. Such bundling enables the Plugin to perform the functions requested by you and to collect information as described in our Privacy Policy or provides us with the resources to develop and ...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Discount Buddy.
Discount Buddy-bho.dll (668415b525a8db29bdadd6c8852aa34f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.79.76 Adware/IWantThis.K
Comodo Security 16285 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.09.25.11 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8351 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.268 TROJ_GEN.F47V0514
VIPRE Antivirus 17920 GamePlayLabs (v)
Discount Buddy.dll (bf1f42269e616d437c37e7b1b0a08787) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Installer-M [Adw]
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0411
VIPRE Antivirus 24518 GamePlayLabs (v)
Discount Buddy has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Innovative Apps
URL: www.50onred.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\discount buddy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Discount Buddy\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Discount Buddy

Program executable:Discount Buddy.exe
Name:Discount Buddy
Discount Buddy exe
Path:C:\Program Files\discount buddy\Discount Buddy.exe
MD5:ef1b47403f44d22f833f85303f53c483
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Discount Buddy.dll (by Innovative Apps) - Discount Buddy (Discount Buddy BHO)
  • Discount Buddy.exe (by Innovative Apps) - Discount Buddy exe
  • Discount Buddy64.exe
  • Discount Buddy-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Discount Buddy-bho.dll
  • Discount Buddy-buttonutil.exe
  • Discount Buddy-buttonutil64.exe
  • Discount Buddy-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Discount Buddy Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll
  • ButtonUtil64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Discount Buddy.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Discount Buddy' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211671166} (CrossriderApp0026766).
  • Discount Buddy-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Discount Buddy' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211671166} (CrossriderApp0026766).

How do I remove Discount Buddy?

Quickly and completely remove Discount Buddy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Discount Buddy from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Discount Buddy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Discount Buddy.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Discount Buddy you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#17,333

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.98%
Windows 8 19.74%
Windows XP 7.89%
Windows Vista 4.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.32%
Windows 7 Professional 9.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.58%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.45%
  Israel 7.73%
  MA 5.00%
  India 4.55%
  Philippines 4.55%
  Indonesia 4.09%
  Malaysia 4.09%
  Egypt 2.73%
  Saudi Arabia 2.73%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Greece 2.27%
  IQ 2.27%
  Iran 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.94%
Dell 20.59%
Hewlett-Packard 18.82%
ASUS 10.00%
Toshiba 8.82%
Samsung 5.29%
GIGABYTE 3.53%
Lenovo 3.53%
Intel 2.94%
Sony 2.35%
Compaq 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.59%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.72%
ASUSTeK K43SD 1.72%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.72%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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