The GetDiscountApp is a malicious application that is classified as an adware infection, and designed as well as distributed by WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. The GetDiscountApp infection always sneaks in the system without letting the user know about it. Yu can detect this infection through your antivirus, but to remove it completely from the system, you must need to have something more than a normal antivirus. This virus always installs itself as a browser extension, and can infect all types of browsers. It modify the browser settings as soon as it invades the computer, and you will notice that the speed of your browser reducing every day. It attracts users by offering a huge discount on the popular online shopping websites such as Amazon, and eBay. Once this application takes the control of your browser, you will be unable to surf on the web freely. Your screen will be constantly showing the annoying pop-up ads. You will also notice the automatic redirections whenever you try to surf on the web.
Manual Removal of GetDiscountApp
Once you discover the GetDiscountApp adware on your system, you have to remove it effectively in order to protect your data as well as system resources. There are some excellent automatic removal tools are available for the basic level computer users. On the other hand, the manual removal option is also available which is only recommended for the experienced users, and described as under:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Access the safe mode on the infected machine to start the manual removal process. Terminate the normal mode by restarting the system, and press the F8 key repeatedly to open the boot options list. From that list, you have to select the safe mode, and hit the Enter key to start the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
Hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to open the task manager, and click on the Processes tab under the task manager window to see a list of processes running in the system. Find and remove the following malicious processes before closing the task manager: –
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You have to open the file explorer, and remove the following corrupt files from the system files folder by using the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Access the registry editor by opening the Start menu, click on the Run option, and type regedit before pressing the OK button. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to get rid of the following malicious entries and fake registry keys before closing the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GetDiscountApp\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GetDiscountApp\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GetDiscountApp\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Reboot the PC to see if the system is working normally. Do not forget to update the existing antivirus program and run a complete system scan to remove any infections caused by this virus.