How to uninstall (remove) Discount Locator

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What is Discount Locator?

Discount Locator is a advertising browser add-on classified as a Adware and is mostly distributed by bundling with free software. Discount Locator is mainly made to earn money on you by showing banners “Ads by Discount Locator”, discount coupons, deals and savings on shopping sites like Amazon, eBay, Sears ans similar websites and online stores. Additionally, adware like Discount Locator is generally installed without your permission and knowledge (or using tricky techniques with checkboxes). When this adware is installed on your PC, you should be calm, because it is not a virus or other malware. It has a bad reputation or behavior and in this article I will show you how to remove it.

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How Discount Locator gets on your PC?

Usually, Discount Locator is present in “Programs and features” and can be uninstalled from your computer, but often there are still many leftovers behind the adware that cause problems. In such case, you need to use the specialized tools found in this removal tutorial to cleanup your PC. To remove this extension from your computer and cleanup your browsers, use the Discount Locator removal guide below.

How to remove Discount Locator from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Discount Locator – 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 Locator.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Discount Locator

Or uninstall Discount Locator manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Discount Locator from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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


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Then remove following files:


DiscountLocator.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Discount Locator

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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