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Jul 26, 2014

Remove DownPriceApp Adware (DownPriceApp Ads)

What is DownPriceApp? When I am surfing the Internet, I have to receive many pop-up ads. I am always redirected to many unknown web sites which are not what I want. How can I get rid of this DownPriceApp adware and make my computer back to normal?

More Details about DownPriceApp:

DownPriceApp is an adware designed by the developers to hijack your online activities and show you fraudulent ads constantly. It can slow down the speed of the computer by taking over high system resources. If the computer is affected by this advertising software, not only will the connection performance of the computer start getting worse, but also you will get many pop-up ads as well as unwanted web page redirect issues that misleads you to click on some unsafe things. DownPriceApp will mess up your browsers and even the whole computer, because it has similar traits to browser hijackers. This advertising software will redirect you to some malicious web sites, some of which are showing a wide variety of ads while others may even be corrupted by virus infections.

In most cases, personal computer users often get the DownPriceApp adware if they download some free programs from unsafe sources. Now there are too many free resources on the Internet, but not all of them are safe to use. The advertising software can be transmitted through many online resources that are sugar-coated. The advertisements DownPriceApp shows are usually unreliable. If you click on them, you may activate an infection download to your computer and the infection can process the installation automatically without your permission. Personal computer users will also suffer from low data security problem for DownPriceApp makes your computer vulnerable to remote attacks. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you should remove this adware as earlier as possible before your computer becomes more and more fragile.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. DownPriceApp is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying DownPriceApp may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.

Manual Removal Guide:

It is very common that many computer users still cannot get rid of DownPriceApp even though they have an antivirus program installed on the infected computer. It is able to bypass most of antivirus programs to collect information for its developers. Therefore, it is suggested here to remove it manually, because manual removal can guarantee a complete fix. At the same time, manual removal requires expertise and before processing the removal, you should back up the necessary data.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of DownPriceApp

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end DownPriceApp’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to DownPriceApp through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

If you have a look at the ads generated by DownPriceApp adware carefully, you may feel surprised. Why can all those ads just show the things you are interested? In this way, we are aware that this adware has made analysis of what we have done on the infected computer. No matter what kind of removal tools we use, DownPriceApp still stays in the computer firmly and tracks all of our activities on the Internet. What is worse, it makes the computer vulnerable to infection attacks which are able to collect sensitive data in hard disk drive including account details and work documents. We need to eliminate DownPriceApp from our computer as soon as possible.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on July 26, 2014 3:39 am

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