What is DiscountExt?

DiscountExt is an adware application that functions as a browser extension. It might seem that this application can provide you with relevant information regarding online deals and discount offers, but it would not be wise to trust it. Our security experts say that you should remove DiscountExt from your computer because this program could be associated with cyber crime schemes. Although adware programs do not pose any significant system security threat by themselves, we cannot rule out the possibility that DiscountExt could end up being exploited by malevolent third parties. Thus, the sooner you remove it, the better. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does DiscountExt come from?

DiscountExt does not have an official homepage so it cannot be downloaded individually. In fact, it is highly unlikely that the download link on DiscountExt’s website would work even if there were one. We can make this assumption because the program belongs to the Multiplug adware family. Thus, it is practically the same as DollarSaver, OfferSoft, BuyFast, and others. None of the Multiplug programs can be downloaded directly.

Users download DiscountExt from file sharing and torrent websites. The application is usually distributed via the Amonetize, Vittalia, and InstallRex installers. It is very easy to initiate the adware installation, especially when there are multiple fake download buttons in file hosting sites. Take note that these fake buttons are usually part of an adware distribution network. When you click such a button, you initiate an adware or freeware download. As a result, a lot of unwanted programs get installed on your PC.

What does DiscountExt do?

DiscountExt is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The program adds extensions to your browsers. These extensions should display coupons and discount offers when you access Amazon, BestBuy, eBay, and other major online stores. However, DiscountExt needs to outsource the ad content from third-party advertising networks, and this is where we encounter the first security issue.

DiscountExt does NOT review the third-party content. Therefore, if cyber criminals wanted to (and they most certainly do), they can make use of this adware application to promote their websites and malicious programs. This does not happen every single day, but through DiscountExt you could get infected with ransomware, Trojans, rogue antispyware, and other malicious computer security threats. Therefore, you need to prevent this from happening by deleting DiscountExt at once.

How do I remove DiscountExt?

You can remove DiscountExt manually via Control Panel. You will also need to delete this extension from your browser. What’s more, do not forget that you most certainly have more undesirable programs on your system. If you cannot find those programs on your own, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner, and then delete all the applications you see on the scan results list. Do all you can to protect your PC from harm.

Manual DiscountExt Removal

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove DiscountExt.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove DiscountExt.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall DiscountExt.

Delete DiscountExt from Your Browser

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click More tools.
  2. Open Extensions and remove DiscountExt from the list.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and select Add-ons.
  2. Disable and remove DiscountExt from Extensions.
  3. Restart your browser for the changes to take effect. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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