The DiscountExtensi is classified as ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). This software is created to make money. It can show unwanted pop-up ads within the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer or redirect your web-browser on other ads web-sites. So, if you’re seeing unwanted page signed with DiscountExtensi, “Ad by DiscountExtensi”, “Powered by DiscountExtensi” then most probably that your web-browser is infected with this adware. As a result of the adware infection, your web-browser will be full of advertisements (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted applications) and your personal computer will be slower and slower.
The malicious programs from the ad supported software family that alters the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying DiscountExtensi advertisements.
The ad supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. So, the DiscountExtensi is just one of the many unwanted programs of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your computer and thereby delete the DiscountExtensi unwanted pop-up ads.
How did DiscountExtensi pop-up ads get on your PC
How to manually remove DiscountExtensi advertisements
This useful removal guide for the DiscountExtensi advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove DiscountExtensi ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete DiscountExtensi pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove DiscountExtensi advertisements from Firefox
- Delete DiscountExtensi ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll show the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Delete DiscountExtensi pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been replaced by adware.
- Now run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your start page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove DiscountExtensi advertisements from Firefox
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete DiscountExtensi ads from IE
To get rid of the DiscountExtensi pop-up ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box like below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your system, it will display DiscountExtensi unwanted ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove DiscountExtensi ads with Malwarebytes
Get rid of DiscountExtensi ads manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your computer. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your machine may be infected too. You can follow the few simple steps below to get rid of the DiscountExtensi annoying ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out the DiscountExtensi adware. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop DiscountExtensi advertisements and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, ads by DiscountExtensi, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove DiscountExtensi pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the annoying DiscountExtensi ads from the Chrome, FF, IE and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once downloading is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software that displays DiscountExtensi ads. When it has finished scanning your personal computer, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other harmful programs.
Now your computer should be clean of the DiscountExtensi pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and annoying malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove DiscountExtensi pop-up ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.