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Should I remove DiscountCow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
United States Rank #37,042
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.11 days
25.27 days >
Average installed length: 13.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

DiscountCow

What is DiscountCow?

DiscountCow is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The ads are not affiliated nor endorsed by the underlying websites on which they appear. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web.

Overview

It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is impresx.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 6.36 MB (6,670,019 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DiscountCow.
impresx.exe (bd433822f9523a2c6760f83f9f519a99) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.AdMoo
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3446 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.AdMoo
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0624
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.AdMoo

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ImpresX
URL: www.discount-cow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\discountcow
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DiscountCow\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 6.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DiscountCow

Program executable:impresx.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ImpresX.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\discountcow\impresx.exe
MD5:bd433822f9523a2c6760f83f9f519a99
Additional files:
  • regimpresx64.exe (by ImpresX)
  • ImpresXCert.dll (by ImpresX)
  • regimpresx.exe
  • wfpimpresx.exe - WFPInstaller
  • ImpresX64.dll
  • ImpresX.dll
  • ImpresXDLL.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • ImpresX.exe runs as a service named 'ImpresX' (ImpresX) "ImpresX Service".

How do I remove DiscountCow?

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Or, you can uninstall DiscountCow 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 DiscountCow, 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 DiscountCow.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 8 27.27%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 7 Starter 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.74%
  Brazil 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Gateway 10.00%
Common models
Positivo Positivo Mobile 9.09%
LENOVO 2352CTO 9.09%
HP-Pavilion RK572AA-ABA a... 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1080t 9.09%
HP ProBook 4540s 9.09%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 9.09%

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