Do you know what Cheap-o is?
You may be tempted to click on a variety of ads generated by Cheap-o. However, it is better not to do this. This adware application is not malicious itself, but clicking on the ads may expose your computer to danger. You could be redirected to the third-party websites, and nobody knows who is standing behind them. In addition, soon you will find Cheap-o ads annoying. Therefore, the best solution is to follow our guide and remove Cheap-o from your system.
This adware program comes from the well-known Multiplug family. ConvertApps, CoupMeApp, TopDeal, and other members of this family are semi-random adware applications based on the JustPlugIt engine. This means they generate their name randomly in each case. The same goes for Cheap-o as well. You can find it in your system under various names: Cheap-O, cheAp-o, CheAP-o, and so on. But be sure: This is the same advertising-supported software. Almost all Multiplug applications find the way to your computer via the InstallRex, Amonetize, or VittaIia installer. And this is not good news for you, as most likely there are more unwanted programs on your system. Check for the presence of the Websearch.searchfix.info browser hijacker or PUP.EZDownloader.
We cannot say for sure how exactly you downloaded Cheap-o. As it often is with the Multiplug programs, Cheap-o has no official site. There is no official distributor either. Usually, people notice download buttons while visiting various p2p file sharing or torrent websites. For example, they are offered the opportunity to install the updated version of their Flash or video player by clicking those buttons. However, all they receive is a number of unwanted programs, including Cheap-o.
Why do we advise you to delete Cheap-o from your system? There are no benefits to keeping it. As our researchers have found, Cheap-o gathers information on your browsing habits. This is done with the purpose of showing you various personalized advertisements. By clicking on them, you will enter unknown territory. The pages you are redirected to can be easily created for malicious or even criminal purposes. The information on your Web usage could be used for financial fraud. Sounds scary, doesn’t it?
Luckily, it is easy to get rid of Cheap-o by means of Control Panel. However, this completes the task only for users of Internet Explorer. People using Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome would also need to remove the Cheap-o extension manually. To help you with this process, we have prepared a detailed instruction which you will find below. Please take into consideration that a trustworthy security tool will protect you from any unwanted software in the future. Give SpyHunter or another tool a try, and you will find yourself much more protected.
Remove Cheap-o from the system
Windows 7 or Windows Vista
- Access the Start menu and launch Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Remove Cheap-o.
- Open the Start menu.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Cheap-o and delete it.
Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Simultaneously press the Windows key + R.
- Enter Control Panel in the bar and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Delete Cheap-o.
Remove Cheap-o from browser
- Press the Alt+F keys at the same time.
- Choose More tools and then Extensions.
- Remove Cheap-o.
- Click on the Open menu icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
- Select Add-ons.
- Go to Extensions and delete Cheap-o.
In non-techie terms:
Cheap-o is an adware program which is not dangerous by itself, but is useless and disturbs you by showing various ads. Clicking on those ads may be potentially harmful to you. Your system can become vulnerable to malware. You can be redirected to suspicious third-party websites. In addition, your sensitive personal data may become known to criminals and used for illicit activities. Remove Cheap-o following our instructions for using a reliable antimalware tool.