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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,134
United States Rank #31,055
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.38 days
1043.60 days >
Average installed length: 548.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.5.1 100.00%

PriceGong 2.5.1

What is PriceGong?

PriceGong is a browser add-in for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that analyzes web sites your browser visits and attempts to find coupons and other deals associated with the merchant's product offerings or services. If PriceGoing sees a corresponding deal, it will attempt to inject an affiliate 'code' in order to collect various affiliate based commissions if a purchase is made while trying to offer you the best price of that particular product, or, in many cases try and show you an alternative product that is similar even if it is sold by a different merchant. When visiting one of the domains on the limited list, the PriceGong extension will send the product or service information you are viewing to its servers in order to search for alternatives.

About  (from PriceGong)

PriceGong is a browser plug-in that helps you save a lot of money. When you are shopping online, PriceGong automatically recognizes which product you are looking for and will suggest a variety of attractive, alternative offers for this product. PriceGong also offers you coupons that can help you save even more money....  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PriceGong.
PriceGongIE.dll (0ba9dde2ed0b607512d90c621ffe1f61) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/PriceGong
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.185 TROJ_GEN.F47V0317
PriceGong has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove PriceGong 2.5.1.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.PriceGong.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pricegong
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PriceGong\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PriceGong 2.5.1

Program module:PriceGongIE.dll
Name:PriceGong
PriceGong Comparative Shopping Tool
Path:C:\Program Files\pricegong\2.5.1\PriceGongIE.dll
MD5:de34e54b3143b87fd6935a8223871d31
Additional files:
  • PriceGongFF.dll - PriceGong (PriceGong Comparative Shopping Tool)
  • PriceGongFF_50.dll
  • PriceGongIE.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PriceGongIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Shopping Assistant Plugin' with the class of {1631550F-191D-4826-B069-D9439253D926} (PriceGong).

How do I remove PriceGong?

Quickly and completely remove PriceGong 2.5.1 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 PriceGong 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 PriceGong 2.5.1, 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 PriceGong.
  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 PriceGong 2.5.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#28,134

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.26%
Windows Vista 13.95%
Windows XP 9.30%
Windows 8 3.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.41%
Windows 7 Professional 3.53%
Windows 7 Starter 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.72%
  Germany 23.40%
  Italy 11.70%
  Brazil 9.57%
  France 9.57%
  Australia 5.32%
  Iran 4.26%
  Canada 3.19%
  United Kingdom 2.13%
  Indonesia 1.06%
  India 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.73%
Acer 26.53%
Dell 16.33%
GIGABYTE 6.12%
Toshiba 6.12%
Samsung 4.08%
Gateway 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.60%
Samsung R530/R730 2.60%
Positivo Positivo M... 2.60%
Dell Inspiron N4050 2.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 2.60%

About (from PriceGong)

PriceGong was founded in January 2009 by a group of experts in internet technologies, online shopping and the comparison shopping industry.
Publisher URL: www.pricegong.com

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