PriceChomper is an adware-type application that is set to display numerous commercial advertisements on your screen. We recommend that users remove this application, because the content it promotes is considered unreliable, since all advertisements are provided by various entities that can hardly be called legitimate. We have conducted a thorough analysis of the infection and have come to the conclusion that its supposed functions are fake and that it has the ability to gather information about the user. So, if your computer has become infected with it and you are looking for ways to remove it, then you have come to the right website.
The application is promoted at a website called Pricechomper.com. The website contains no information about the entity that has created this “gem.” The information provided on the website says that, while visiting an online shopping website, PriceChomper can compare the prices of a specific product with prices offered on other websites. It is claimed that the adware is associated with big names, such as Walmart, Newegg, Target, and some others. We know that such price-comparing applications never work and that they show bogus results. The same is true of PriceChomper. In reality you can get redirected to fictitious online shopping websites and get duped by cyber criminals. In addition to that, the application will collect information about your browsing history, search queries, geographical location, IP address, and so on. The collected data will be used for marketing purposes to customize ads based on the products you have been browsing for.
The application is known to be bundled with malicious software, such as adware, browser hijackers, bad toolbars, and so on. These kinds of bundles can only be found on torrent websites and websites that distribute pirated material. Take note that the application is compatible with the three most popular web browsers, which are Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. But it is likely that Chrome will block the extension, thereby rendering it useless. Internet Explorer and Firefox are likely to be affected by this infection so you will have to do something about it.
All in all, it is clear that PriceChomper is an application that you would not want to have. It will not benefit your online shopping experience in any way, as it will only display unreliable third-party ads. Such ads might redirect you to a fake online shopping website where you will pay for an item and then not receive it. On top of that, it will gather information about you in order to maximize their chances of your clicking an ad. Therefore, you should remove this infection using our manual removal guide or an antimalware program.