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Should I remove DiscountSmasher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,387
United States Rank #46,726
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.09 days
356.73 days >
Average installed length: 187.44 days


What is DiscountSmasher?

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 primary executable is named DiscountSmasher.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Installs bundled adware using the WebPick InstalleRex
  • Lowers the security level of the web browser
  • May inject additional advertising in the browser
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DiscountSmasher.
DiscountSmasher.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: DiscountSmasher
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\discountsmasher
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DiscountSmasher\DiscountSmasher.exe" /s /n /C:"ExecuteCommands;UninstallCommands" ""

Program filesFiles installed by DiscountSmasher

Program executable:DiscountSmasher.exe (Malware detected)
7z 安装自释放
Path:C:\Program Files\discountsmasher\DiscountSmasher.exe

How do I remove DiscountSmasher?

You can uninstall DiscountSmasher 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 DiscountSmasher, 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 DiscountSmasher.
  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 51%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.91%
Windows 7 47.27%
Windows XP 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.81%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 10 Home 7.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Italy 6.67%
  Brazil 5.00%
  France 5.00%
  Indonesia 3.33%
  Portugal 3.33%
  Argentina 1.67%
  Australia 1.67%
  Belgium 1.67%
  BG 1.67%
  DK 1.67%
  Spain 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
ASUS 22.22%
Dell 17.78%
Acer 17.78%
Sony 6.67%
Samsung 4.44%
Toshiba 2.22%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-531 4.08%
ASUSTeK K53SD 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite L840 2.04%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.04%
ASUSTeK K43SJ 2.04%
Acer Aspire XC-703 2.04%


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