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Should I remove Discount Buddy?

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 #22,927
United States Rank #13,833
Reach 0.0084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.40 days
395.33 days >
Average installed length: 207.71 days


VersionDistribution 63.03% 36.97%

Discount Buddy

What is Discount Buddy?

It aggressive adware created and distributed by 50onRed and is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles that displays advertisements as you browse the web by injecting them directly into the web pages you visit. When you install the plug-in, it also has a background process that will attempt to disabled other 'conflicting' extensions that might interfere with it, this includes other competing products as well as some security products (in the software's EULA, you actually agreed to this) "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". Removing this program is suggested. In addition it has observed as adversely effecting PC performance when the loaded web browser is running.

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
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Discount Buddy.
Discount Buddy.dll (28aedc071adb1f0f65b89ab16e36a16c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 AdWare.Win32.CouponCompanion
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.298 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07JL13
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (84f8f6f00757e144ff0cec1e5a32045f) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-C [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.ArO
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.22
ESET-NOD32 8943 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.A
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Generic
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!84F8F6F00757
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!84F8F6F00757
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA EL
VIPRE Antivirus 22590 GamePlayLabs (fs)
       View all 15 all detections
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

URL: www.50onred.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\discount buddy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Discount Buddy\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Discount Buddy

Program module:Discount Buddy.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Discount Buddy
Discount Buddy BHO
Signed by:Excellent Apps
Path:C:\Program Files\discount buddy\Discount Buddy.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Discount Buddy.dll - Discount Buddy (Discount Buddy BHO)
  • Discount Buddy-bg.exe - Discount Buddy exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Discount Buddy Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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).

How do I remove Discount Buddy?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.24%
Windows 10 18.79%
Windows XP 10.30%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 8 12.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.30%
Windows 7 Professional 9.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.33%
  Australia 2.01%
  Mexico 2.01%
  United Kingdom 1.61%
  RS 0.80%
  Singapore 0.80%
  Taiwan 0.80%
  United Arab Emirates 0.40%
  Belgium 0.40%
  Brazil 0.40%
  BS 0.40%
  BZ 0.40%
  Switzerland 0.40%
  Colombia 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.71%
Dell 25.20%
Acer 16.54%
ASUS 6.30%
Toshiba 6.30%
Lenovo 5.51%
Gateway 2.36%
Sahara 1.57%
Samsung 1.57%
Compaq 0.79%
Alienware 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.63%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.85%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.85%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.85%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.85%
O.E.M O.E.M 1.85%

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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tkmcherryhillover a year ago
Why is something put on my computer without permission. This app is crap and I don't like it and I don't want it. They force crap on you and they make sure you cannot remove it. I would not recommend this product to anyone. Very dishonest and unethical. Pure garbage from white trash getting jollys screwing with other peoples stuff. Would be illegal if not for the protection of the web.