Do you know what GetTheDiscount is?
GetTheDiscount is an annoying application that will display a lot of commercial advertisements each time you access popular online shopping malls. The application does not seem to be fully functional at the moment, but it does not mean that you can ignore it if it happens to get installed on your computer. In other words, if you want to avoid potential computer security issues, you will terminate GetTheDiscount immediately. If you do not know how to deal with this application on your own, please scroll down to the bottom of this description for alternative removal instructions.
Our research shows that the main homepage for this application is located at getthediscount.info. However, the website is a down at the time of writing, and it is clear that the direct adware download is not possible. Therefore, we can assume that GetTheDiscount travels bundled with freeware.
Upon the installation GetTheDiscount generates its name at random. Hence, we can see that GetTheDiscount belongs to the semi-random name adware family, and it should be directly related to the likes of DealwithApp, CouponTime, CutThePrice, FloorPrice, and many other applications that enter computers worldwide having the very same intentions as GetTheDiscount.
Some users think that GetTheDiscount is a malicious computer infection that can damage computer security and steal all your money. That is not true. The adware program cannot cause you any harm unless you allow it to. For example, after the installation, GetTheDiscount will add extensions to all the major browsers (although it may not work on the newest Google Chrome versions). These extensions will collect data on your web browsing habits, and the information will help the adware generate your online profile. Your online profile is necessary because this way GetTheDiscount will know what kind of content it should embed into its ads.
At first glance, it may seem that GetTheDiscount ads provide you with relevant information on your favorite goods. Nevertheless, you should not forget that the program does not check whether the ad content is reliable. Therefore, it is possible that third parties embed GetTheDiscount ads with their own corrupted content, and if you click it, you can redirected to affiliated websites that either collect data for online marketing purposes or promote other adware.
Whichever way it might be; it is clear that you have to remove GetTheDiscount from your computer if you want to avoid various computer security issues. While you are at it, please terminate all the other unwanted applications as well. If you do not know which programs have to be deleted from the PC, scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner.
How to remove GetTheDiscount
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove GetTheDiscount.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click Start menu and open Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove GetTheDiscount.
- Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall GetTheDiscount.
Remove GetTheDiscount from browser
- Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
- Click Extensions and remove GetTheDiscount.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
- Disable and remove GetTheDiscount from Extensions.
- Restart browser.
In non-techie terms:
GetTheDiscount is a program that has been created to make easy money for its developers. You should not allow it to remain on your computer because it could expose you to dangerous websites. The sooner you remove GetTheDiscount from the system, the better.