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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,618
United States Rank #13,167
Reach 0.0331%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.29 days
1159.11 days >
Average installed length: 609.03 days


2.6.4 100.00%

PriceGong 2.6.4

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.

From the installer:
"PriceGong is a browser add-on (extension) that designed to help you compare products and prices while you shop online. When you visit an e-commerce website, PriceGong detects the product you are looking for and automatically search thousands of vendors for more deals and better price. Alternative prices and other product information will then be displayed in a slider window in the right side of the screen.

PriceGong is activated only on pre-defined sites. The sites list is updated from time to time, and is stored on your local machine. When you visit a site in that list, the PriceGong add-on sends the product information you are looking for to PriceGong servers in order to search for alternatives deals.

When you search for a product in e-commerce sites, PriceGong may insert a small tag link inside the HTML page near the product price or near the product details. Clicking on a tag link will send the product details to PriceGong servers to compare prices for the product. If alternative prices or offers are found, they will be displayed in a PriceGong results window."

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
  • 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.PriceGong.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pricegong
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PriceGong\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PriceGong 2.6.4

Program module:PriceGongIE.dll
PriceGong Comparative Shopping Tool
Signed by:PriceGong Software Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\pricegong\2.6.4\PriceGongIE.dll
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - PriceGong (PriceGong Comparative Shopping Tool)
  • PriceGongFF.dll
  • PriceGongFF_100.dll
  • PriceGongFF_110.dll
  • PriceGongFF_50.dll
  • PriceGongFF_60.dll
  • PriceGongFF_70.dll
  • PriceGongFF_80.dll
  • PriceGongFF_90.dll
  • PriceGongIE.dll

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?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PriceGong 2.6.4, 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 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 2.6.4 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.41%
Windows XP 9.34%
Windows Vista 9.19%
Windows 10 3.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.11%
Windows 7 Professional 6.03%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.57%
  United Kingdom 9.65%
  Brazil 7.34%
  Germany 5.43%
  Canada 4.89%
  Italy 3.94%
  Australia 2.99%
  Japan 2.72%
  Spain 2.72%
  Netherlands 2.72%
  Iran 2.58%
  France 2.31%
  Argentina 2.04%
  Turkey 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.82%
Acer 24.54%
Dell 19.50%
Toshiba 7.80%
ASUS 6.42%
Samsung 4.59%
Lenovo 1.83%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.65%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.28%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.28%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.28%

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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