DiscountPlace is advertising-supported software, claiming to enhance the user’s browsing experience by displaying various pop-up ads of discounted offers and coupons. And, although it’s not a virus, experts recommend its removal as it’s considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
What Does DiscountPlace Do to Your PC?
As a typical adware program, DiscountPlace is designed to display a variety of advertisements on your screen once it lands on your system. It claims to find the best deals for you online, thus saving you tons of money. The real purpose behind those savings, however, is not so altruistic.
Once DiscountPlace is installed, it will monitor your browsing routine and store that information. The stored information could even be shared with advertising agencies that aim to appear in your searches as much as they can. It may then interfere with your browsing experience by displaying multiple annoying pop-up advertisements in accordance with your search needs.
The ads the adware displays on your screen are quite insidious because once you click on them, you may be redirected to potentially infected websites. That way you expose your system to any threat from the Web.
How Does DiscountPlace Enter Your System?
Via bundling. You download a particular freeware to which DiscountPlace is attached unnoticeably. During the installation process, you have the option to disagree with the bundling. Most users rarely pay attention to such details, and they automatically accept the “recommended” option which includes the adware program as well. In order to be safe, you should always choose the “advanced” or “custom” option and manually opt-out of the bundled deal.
DiscountPlace is compatible with the most common search engines – Firefox and Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
How to Get Rid of DiscountPlace?
It’s best to avoid having DiscountPlace on your PC. However, in case it’s already in your system, you should take immediate action to remove it. You can do that manually, by following the steps below. Or, you need to find an anti-malware program that is trustworthy and will complete this task for you.