How to uninstall (remove) PriceMinus

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What is PriceMinus?

PriceMinus is advertising browser extension that infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. After infecting it starts randomly create “Ads by PriceMinus” in form of animated banners, pop-ups, highlighted links, coupon drop-downs on shopping sites. It is bundled with BestAdBlocker and other malicious extensions. When users tries to uninstall PriceMinus it shows message similar to standard error message, and this is misleading practice. Users click “Yes” and this results in installation of additional adware. Use following guide to remove PriceMinus completely.

priceminus ads

How PriceMinus gets on your PC?

PriceMinus infiltration differs from virus or worm type. It is not a virus. Such kind of programs are called adware, junkware, or potentially unwanted apps. They promise some valuable functionality like opportunity to save on online shopping by displaying coupons and discounts on e-commerce sites. But in reality, PriceMinus is pure adware creating annoying advertising, slowing down web speed. Besides it is hard to uninstall. Unfortunately, antivirus software cannot effectively remove such threats and it is recommended to use Norton, that has PriceMinus in database.

How to remove PriceMinus from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

Download Norton*Trial version of Norton provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Norton.

Alternative Solution:

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

 

Download Norton
 

You can try both of these products to remove PriceMinus

Or uninstall PriceMinus manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove PriceMinus from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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


HKCUSoftwarePriceMinus

Then remove following files:


PriceMinus.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%PriceMinus

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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