CostMin

What is CostMin?

CostMin is an adware program that promotes itselt as a beta version of an application able to reduce your online shopping costs to the minimum. It does not seem to be a malicious program at first glance, but computer security experts strongly suggest against installing CostMin on your computer. Luckily, it is not complicated to uninstall CostMin from your system, but you have to keep in mind that there might be some other potentially unwanted programs related to this adware-like add-on and so it is necessary to scan your PC regularly in order to avoid various malware and PUP attacks.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does CostMin come from?

As this application is promoted as a legitimate tool, it comes with its own official webpage. You can access CostMin’s home page at costmin.info.  There you will be offered to download the tool, and it says that CostMin is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, but for us the application got installed on Google Chrome as well. Therefore, it is possible to presuppose that all main browsers are susceptible to this adware installation.

Apart from being distributed via the official website, it is very likely that CostMin can also be downloaded bundled with freeware. It means that whenever you download free of charge software applications you need to be careful what you install along with them. Read the installation wizard carefully, and make sure you un-tick various check boxes in order to avoid potentially unwanted programs.

What does CostMin do?

When CostMin gets installed on your computer, it requires you to restart the PC in order for the application to be fully functional. After the reboot, whenever you go online, you will be displayed various coupons and discount offers in a pop-up form. Although these coupons are supposed to help you save money on your purchases, the credibility of the information displayed is highly questionable.

The problem is that one can never be sure whether those who embedded the coupons could be held responsible for whatever they are promoting. Do not forget that CostMin is only a tool that carries third party content, so if a cyber criminal decides to embed a link to a corrupted website into one of the coupons, he or she might as well do it, and (in the long run) succeed in infecting you with malware.

How to remove CostMin?

Removing CostMin from the PC functions as a mean of prevention. By uninstalling this application you close one of the doors that malicious threats might use while trying to enter your system. In order to make sure that no other potentially dangerous program is present in your computer, after manual CostMin removal, you should scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner and then invest in a legitimate antimalware tool to safeguard the PC from similar threats. Malware applications are always trying to infect you so it is better to be safe than sorry.

How to uninstall CostMin

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove CostMin.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or remove programs and uninstall CostMin.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove CostMin.

How to remove CostMin from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove CostMin from Toolbars and Extensions.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  2. Disable and remove CostMin from Extensions.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove CostMin from the list. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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