There is a good chance that you have accidentally installed OptiDiscount on your computer, if you are being assaulted by multiple pop-up advertisements. What’s more, if your homepage got changed to websearch.goodforsearch.info, then you clearly have a ton of unwanted and potentially dangerous programs on your computer. You should start with removing OptiDiscount because it is an adware program, and it should not be too changeling to delete it from your system. You can even uninstall it manually via Control Panel without any difficulties. However, just because it is just a minor nuisance, it does not mean you should overlook it.
OptiDiscount is a browser add-on that is based on the JustPlugit engine. This engine itself is not related to computer scammers or cyber criminals, but due to its simplicity and ease of use, it is often employed by adware developers to create potentially unwanted programs. There is an entire family of adware applications based on this engine, called the Multiplug group. Obviously, OptiDiscount is one of those applications, just like OptiShopper, Best Save, SaferWeb, RocketCoupon, and the like. Those applications are sometimes also called the semi-random name adware because their names might get capitalized at random with each installation. So whether you have OptiDiscCOUNnt, OPPTTIdiscounTT, OPtiDIScounTT, or any other variant installed, you have to realize that it is the same application.
No adware program from the Multiplug group offers a direct download option. In fact, OptiDiscount does not even have an official homepage. Just like its predecessors, this program gets distributed in software packages through the InstallRex, Vittalia and Amonetize installers. The software package that contains OptiDiscount might be uploaded on any third-party file hosting website out there. It might even be hiding behind a fake download button on a torrent website. This just proves that users download and install OptiDiscount on their computers willingly, and this adware application does not infect anyone directly.
Nevertheless, OptiDiscount could prove to be extremely annoying. This application employs tracking cookies to find out your web browsing habits. OptiDiscount also adds an extension to your default web browser, and through that extension it displays commercial advertisements. These pop-ups usually appear on your screen when you access popular online shopping malls (like Amazon, BestBuy, eBay, etc.), but it does not mean that you can trust OptiDiscount. Not only does the program expose you to unreliable content through its ads, if you fail to remove the app at once, you are facing the risk of malicious computer infection. It would eventually cripple your system beyond repair, and you might also end up losing your money.
Before any of that happens, make sure you delete OptiDiscount from your PC. You have to take one step at a time, removing all the potential threats that could lead to severe complications. Check out our removal guide below this description and terminate OptiDiscount manually. If you think that you may not be able to secure your system against other potential threats, please leave us a comment and we will do our best to assist you as soon as possible.
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