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Should I remove ActiveDiscount?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,163
United States Rank #32,845
Reach 0.0045%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.50 days
309.71 days >
Average installed length: 162.73 days

ActiveDiscount

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.

Overview

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 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 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" ""
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
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
MD5:79f9311ac6a5009fef1a5756a0a529d3
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?

Quickly and completely remove ActiveDiscount 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 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: 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: 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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 49%
Win XP 2%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#32,163

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 49.21%
Windows 7 49.21%
Windows XP 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.87%
Windows 8.1 15.87%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 6.35%
Windows 7 Professional 6.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.39%
  Brazil 7.04%
  United Kingdom 5.63%
  Canada 4.23%
  Netherlands 4.23%
  Spain 2.82%
  France 2.82%
  Hong Kong 2.82%
  Italy 2.82%
  Philippines 2.82%
  Saudi Arabia 2.82%
  Turkey 2.82%
  Vietnam 2.82%
  Belgium 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.08%
Acer 28.30%
ASUS 13.21%
Lenovo 9.43%
Dell 7.55%
Toshiba 1.89%
Samsung 1.89%
GIGABYTE 1.89%
Alienware 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B 1.96%
Hewlett-Packard G5320be 1.96%
Gigabyte Z87-DS3H 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.96%

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