If you are being bombarded with advertisements labeled Discounttime Ads and do not remember installing any advertising-supported programs, it is time to reconsider your browsing patterns and pay more attention to your online security. The fact that you are presented with advertisements named Discounttime Ads suggests that you have recently installed a Conduit toolbar featuring a wizard that displays coupons, advertisements, and other shopping-related information on the screen. According to our research team, Discounttime Ads is a variation of an adware program called Coupon Buddy, which can get onto your computer as part of a Conduit toolbar or as a separate browser add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
You should remove Discounttime Ads, as it is responsible for the display of all the annoying pop-ups. Usually, browser extensions (which add some toolbars to the browsers) and adware programs are programmed to collect information about users’ preferences, such as clicks, search terms, time spent on different websites, the URLs of the websites visited, and other anonymous information. Note that such programs do not attempt to record personally identifiable information, such as name, email address, and phone number; however, in some cases, some personally identifiable information may be recorded and used by the developers of the program or third parties. Malware researchers, including our research team, recommend avoiding advertising-supported browser add-ons and other questionable programs. In this case, you should take action to remove Discounttime Ads and shield your system from other unreliable programs.
The reason why you should not click on Discounttime Ads is that you cannot know what website you will be directed to. The developers of programs distributing advertisements do not accept responsibility for the content provided for the users, which means that they interact with various commercial and non-commercial offers at their own risk. If you want to minimize the risk of getting the computer infected by malicious programs, act right now.
Below you will find our step-by-step instructions on how to remove an unwanted program, but we recommend that you rely on an anti-malware program. Your operating system needs protection against multiple threats, including Trojan horses, browser hijackers, adware programs, ransomware infections, fake anti-virus programs, etc., and our recommended program can easily fight off various malware and spyware attacks.
How to get rid of Discounttime Ads
Windows Vista and Windows 7
In order to ascertain that the operating system is not affected by malicious programs, you should implement a reputable security program.