What is Cheapster?

Cheapster is a potentially unwanted program that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser and hijacks your browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. This program specializes in distributing and displaying advertising materials (banners, coupons, pop-ups). During browsing Cheapster constantly displays advertisements, thus promoting the products of partner companies. At first glance, Cheapster seems a useful program that can help the user to find the best offers on the internet. In fact, it is not. Most of the products that you offer are void. The main task of the developers is deceptive. This program is designed to get you to spend money on anything. Cheapster also may collect your personal information (such as browsing history) and transfer it to third parties. If you find a Cheapster on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.

Cheapster

How Cheapster gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Cheapster.

How to remove Cheapster from your computer?

To uninstall Cheapster remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Cheapster in their database. You can try to use them for removing Cheapster.

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You can try both of these products to remove Cheapster

Or uninstall Cheapster manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Cheapster.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Cheapster and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Cheapster, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Cheapster from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Cheapster.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Cheapster.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Cheapster.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


Cheapster.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Cheapster

Written by Rami Douafi

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