If you happen to visit torrent and other file-sharing websites quite often, you need to be wary of all the fake download buttons those sites have. Otherwise, you could end up getting infected with Active Discount and similar adware applications. If you have several adware programs installed on your computer, it is not that much of a problem as long as you remove them at once. However, leaving the likes of Active Discount on your computer is definitely not an option. Adware programs may not be severe computer security threats, but they are not harmless helpers either.
You may not be aware of the fact you have Active Discount on-board at first, but you will definitely notice that something is not right when Active Discount starts displaying commercial offers on your web browser’s window. The offers will appear in the shape of pop-ups, coupons, and discount notifications. They will pop up onto your screen whenever you access eBay, Amazon, BestBuy, and other online stores. At first it will seem that Active Discount ads promote the goods you are looking for, and they make you an offer to purchase them at a lower price. Nevertheless, Active Discount itself is not responsible for the reliability of the ad content, and there is no guarantee that clicking those ads would actually lead you to the vendor’s website.
That is because adware applications like Active Discount are only there to make money for their developers, which they do by redirecting you to affiliated websites. The program belongs to the Multiplug family, and, just like LuckyCoupon, SharkManCoupon, RealDeal, and others, it is based on the JustPlugIt engine. There is no official website that would distribute this application, but that is not surprising because adware programs from this group usually travel around in the InstallRex, Vittalia, and Amonetize installers. The installers usually carry more than just one application, so when you install Active Discount on your computer, chances are you install several others.
Aside from spamming you with annoying notifications, Active Discount may also slow down your web browser, consequently exposing you to unreliable third-party content. If you are not careful, it could lead to real malware infection. Sometimes adware applications become tools in Trojan, ransomware, and fake antivirus distributions. You need to prevent such complications by removing Active Discount at once.
Go to Control Panel and delete Active Discount manually. If you do not know which other programs must be removed from your system, scan your PC with a licensed antispyware application. A computer security tool of your choice will also help you terminate other potential threats that resist manual removal. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.
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