How to uninstall (remove) Discount Cow

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What is Discount Cow?

Discount Cow is an advertising program that is installed on the PC in the form of an extension to the browser without the user’s consent. When it comes, it starts to display a ton of ads, banner ads, coupons, links to other sites and advertising. Discount Cow looks pretty cute, developers advertise it as a very useful tool that helps users to find the best offers of popular sites such as Amazon, eBay and others. Discount Cow can install a toolbar, a lead for other malware to change the homepage and redirect the user to ad sites while browsing. Also, Discount Cow may transfer your personal information to third parties. If you find Discount Cow on your computer, remove it immediately.

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How Discount Cow gets on your PC?

Penetration of Discount Cow depends largely on the care of users. Most of malware comes bundled with other programs that the user downloads from the free sites. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their computer is at risk. Always read the user’s agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. First, make sure that the program is safe. Select “Advanced” installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs in the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your computer is already infected by Discount Cow, then use the instructions below.

How to remove Discount Cow from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Discount Cow – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Discount Cow.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Discount Cow

Or uninstall Discount Cow manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Discount Cow.
  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 Discount Cow 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 Discount Cow, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Discount Cow from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Discount Cow.
  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 Discount Cow.
  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 Discount Cow.
  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:


Discount Cow.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Discount Cow

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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