What is Active Discount?
Active Discount is an ad-supported application that belongs to Multiplug family and is based on the JustPlugIt engine. Bearing this in mind it is easy to see the similarities between Active Discount and SharkManCoupon, RealDeal, and LuckyCoupon which all belong to the same family. The first indicator that this adware is not trustworthy is the fact that it does not have an official website and thus direct download is impossible. We advise to carefully read the following article where will explain why you should not trust this software and how to terminate Active Discount.
What does Active Discount do?
As we mentioned before, Active Discount does not have an official site, however it still somehow managed to enter your system. Computer experts claim that adware applications which are based on JustPlugIt engine are usually distributed alongside InstallRex, Vittalia, and Amonetize installers. You can encounter these installers in the suspicious third parties’ websites after clicking an infected ad or a fake download button. Furthermore, you should know that this particular program rarely travels alone. In most cases, the adware comes bundled with at least one more potentially unwanted application and sometimes even malware. Be careful and clean your entire PC after Active Discount removal.
Once the adware is in your PC, it will immediately start showing you banners, ad boxes, coupons, and other kinds of commercial adverts. It was noticed that the ads are especially active when you are in such pages like BestBuy, eBay, Amazon, and so on. While the ads may seem useful, we warn you that there is no guarantee that after clicking the ad you will enter the intended page. In some cases, the ad may even route you to a suspicious or even malicious website. Do not let this happen and delete Active Discount.
In addition to the previously mentioned risks, the application can also follow your online activities and use the gathered information to personalize the ads. As a result, the ads will look very attractive and interesting and you may be tempted to click them. Furthermore, the data may also be shared with the affiliate third parties which we know nothing about. As if that would not be enough, after Active Discount infiltration you will also notice the slower and generally worsened performance of your computer. Do not keep such program in your PC and uninstall Active Discount.
How to remove Active Discount?
The best way to get rid of Active Discount is with a legitimate and trustwo0rthy anti-spyware. After Active Discount removal, such computer security tool would also stay in your system to safeguard it from future threats. Another option is to follow Active Discount removal instructions which you can find below.
Delete Active Discount
- Access Start menu and open Control Panel.
- Press Add or Remove Programs and choose the suspicious application.
- Tap Remove button to delete Active Discount.
- Press Windows key + X at the same time.
- Select Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall Active Discount form your system.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and select the undesirable software.
- Press Uninstall to delete Active Discount.