What is PriceChop?
PriceChop is promoted as a helpful program that will present you with coupons, discounts and other good deals. In reality it is just an adware application that will flood your browser with various commercial adverts. PriceChop may display adverts not only on shopping related websites like Amazon.com, eBay.com and others, but on any page that you visit. Most of the pop-ups will be of no use to you, however, some of them might turn out to be actually harmful.
You may click on a corrupted link that will lead you to a site created by cyber criminals where you could infect your computer with malware. In order to avoid such security issues you should delete PriceChop from your PC.
How does PriceChop work?
Adware applications like PriceChop are created in order to make profit by generating traffic of certain websites. The program will display ads, pop-ups, banners and links in all of your browsers. These adverts will be labeled “brought by PriceChop”, “PriceChop ads”, etc. However, these labels do not mean that the ads are actually endorsed by the adware. The application can not be held responsible for the content of the adverts and that is why information presented in them can easily be false. You may get infected by malware or tricked into some other virtual scam if you follow one of the provided links. Therefore we strongly advise against clicking on any of the ads brought to you by PriceChop.
Security issues is not all that PriceChop brings to the table. The application is also known to record your browsing habits such as made searches and visited pages. This is done in order to personalize the ads and make you think that they will actually be useful to you. Moreover, you should also keep in mind that adware programs always slow down your Internet connection and system speed. Therefore if you want your system to function properly you should eliminate PriceChop from your PC.
How to remove PriceChop?
Fortunately, adware is not malicious therefore it is possible to uninstall PriceChop manually. It is not too difficult to remove PriceChop from your system, however, it is possible that some elements may be left behind. That is why we recommend to scan your computer with an anti-malware scanner just to be sure that manual removal was completed successfully. Instructions of the manual PriceChop removal are presented below. If, however, you want to terminate PriceChop automatically, we recommend you install an anti-malware utility that will not only scan your system and eliminate all infections, but also protect your PC against unwanted programs in the future.
Remove PriceChop from Windows 8
- Tap the Windows key and Q
- Enter Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program
- Click on PriceChop
- Click Uninstall
Delete PriceChop Windows XP, 7 and Vista
- Click Start and go to Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs in Windows XP
- Choose Uninstall a program in Windows 7 and Vista
- Select PriceChop and click Remove/Uninstall.