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Should I remove ActiveDiscount?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,558
United States Rank #38,788
Reach 0.0033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.68 days
315.16 days >
Average installed length: 165.59 days


What is ActiveDiscount?

This adware program is a JustPlug.It web browser extension that is delivered via the WebPick (InstalleRex) download and install manager. It is included with various adware offer bundles and is a cross browser extension that runs with multiple parts including a Windows service, an auto-starting component and the browser toolbar/plugin which is designed to inject advertisements in the browser in form of banner ads, hyper-text links and popups. In addition, some versions might hijack existing advertising on web sites as well as inject affiliate codes in links as coupon offers. The program will install itself in a folder with a random name in Program Files or ProgramData and each of the included files will also have a shared random generated name. The advertisements that are displayed in the browser could include deceptive malvertising ads for 'required' updates of known common programs as well as unwanted pop-ups advertisements. If downloaded these programs install a number of bundled adware utilities and additional browser extensions. Additionally components of the program will modify the browser's default security levels.


The main program executable is ActiveDiscount.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 549.73 KB (562,924 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Installs bundled adware using the WebPick InstalleRex
  • Lowers the security level of the web browser
  • Installs with little or no user consent as an 'optional' offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ActiveDiscount.
ActiveDiscount.exe (79f9311ac6a5009fef1a5756a0a529d3) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Agent.81
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Mplug-52
McAfee 5600.6941 RDN/Generic.dx!dgr
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.fc
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.ADH.SMH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 TROJ_GEN.R047H05HE14
VIPRE Antivirus 34928 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ActiveDiscount
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\activediscount
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ActiveDiscount\ActiveDiscount.exe" /s /n /C:"ExecuteCommands;UninstallCommands" ""
Estimated size: 549.73 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ActiveDiscount

Program executable:ActiveDiscount.exe (Malware detected)
7z 安装自释放
Path:C:\Program Files\activediscount\ActiveDiscount.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ActiveDiscount.exe (by Igor Pavlov)
  • 3067c59a-7c1f-4ffd-8aa0-7c92b330d3c6.dll
  • 9d5b5dfe-1daf-4852-b6fd-0ba80aa7ac4f.dll
  • bc5ebce2-46c9-4d8c-91a2-a19c28519b87.dll

How do I remove ActiveDiscount?

You can uninstall ActiveDiscount 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ActiveDiscount, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ActiveDiscount.
  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.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.23%
Windows 7 49.23%
Windows XP 1.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 8.1 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.85%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Brazil 6.67%
  United Kingdom 5.33%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Hong Kong 2.67%
  Vietnam 2.67%
  TN 2.67%
  France 2.67%
  Philippines 2.67%
  Spain 2.67%
  Turkey 2.67%
  Italy 2.67%
  Saudi Arabia 2.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.91%
Acer 29.09%
ASUS 12.73%
Lenovo 9.09%
Dell 7.27%
Toshiba 3.64%
Alienware 1.82%
Samsung 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.77%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.77%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 1.89%
LENOVO 20269 1.89%
LENOVO 20255 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2433el 1.89%


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