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Should I remove Discount Dragon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,746
United States Rank #43,983
Reach 0.0171%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.99 days
88.33 days >
Average installed length: 46.41 days


1.0 100.00%

Discount Dragon

What is Discount Dragon?

This is a web browser plugin (from 50 On Red) that is potentially unwanted and ad-supported. In addition to displaying advertisements, as part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to the web browser settings. Such changes may include the following:

- Modifying/changing the default home page and tab URL
- Changing the search assistance provider (built-in search box) and search pages
- Adds additional menus and buttons to the browser
- Updating some browser settings which might lower overall security
- May provide automatic updates and present the user with additional software offers

Within Internet Explorer the toolbar runs as a Browser Helper Object (BHO), in Google Chrome it is an extension and in Firefox it is an addon.

About  (from 215 Apps)

The Plugin customizes and enhances your Internet browsing experience by allowing you, the end user, to assert more control over your viewing experience. The Plugin does this by providing various features, which may include search links, text links, video, product comparisons and reviews, coupons, graphics or banners,...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • 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 Dragon.
SoftwareDetector.exe (ade42616694aa7a00a329acdd2acc648) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.162
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.cumlhe
Discount Dragon 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: Smart Apps
URL: www.50onred.com
Help link: discount-dragon.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Discount Dragon
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Discount Dragon\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Discount Dragon

Program executable:SoftwareDetector.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Discount Dragon\SoftwareDetector.exe
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Discount Dragon?

You can uninstall Discount Dragon 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 Dragon, 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 Dragon.
  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 Dragon you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.73%
Windows 10 36.39%
Windows XP 5.33%
Windows Vista 3.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.71%
Windows 8 13.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.06%
Windows 8.1 10.98%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.08% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 27.08%
  France 24.55%
  Canada 11.19%
  United States 7.22%
  Italy 6.50%
  Spain 6.14%
  Poland 2.89%
  Belgium 2.17%
  Australia 1.81%
  Argentina 1.44%
  Germany 1.44%
  Mexico 1.44%
  Norway 1.44%
  DK 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.34%
Acer 22.77%
ASUS 13.84%
Dell 12.95%
Toshiba 8.48%
Lenovo 6.70%
Samsung 5.36%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.29%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.14%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.14%

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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