Do you know what Pricemeter is?
Pricemeter is classified as adware application, because it displays commercial advertisements. It is supposed to help you save money on your purchases online, because Pricemeter gets installed as a browser plug-in that collects information on what you shop for online. Later on, each time you access walmart.com, hp.com, dell.com and other online shopping websites, Pricemeter will display shopping coupons and discount offers. For the most part they should really help you purchase something at an optimal price, but security experts recommend removing Pricemeter, because the application may also display corrupted third party content.
The main homepage for Pricemeter can be accessed via pricemeter.net, but the download link on the website does not work. The question is then, how does Pricemeter enter computer systems worldwide if the download at the official distributor is not available? It is simple – the application is distributed bundled with freeware.Pricemeter screenshot
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Based on our security research, Pricemeter is very similar to DealPly and Bonanza Deal adware application, and its structure is identical to Duuqu. Most of the time, Pricemeter comes bundled with InstallCore installers, so if you have this adware installed on your computer, it is very likely that there are other potentially unwanted applications in your system as well.
Pricemeter adds a plug-in only to Mozilla Firefox browser, and almost all of its commercial offers are injected through proxy server. It is obvious that the pop-ups displayed by this application are extremely annoying rather than dangerous, but it is still not a good idea to click them.
You can never know what kind of content is actually embedded in Pricemeter’s pop-ups. This adware application does not create the pop-ups itself, and it relies on third party advertising network to generate the content. The problem is that basically anyone can embed their content into Pricemeter’s ads as long as the person knows how to do it.
Thus, computer security specialists point out: users should not keep such programs as Pricemeter on their PCs, because they are vulnerable to third party exploitation. If you are a security-minded computer user, you will have Pricemeter removed immediately via Control Panel. Make sure that you remove other adware applications from the PC as well. In case you are not sure which programs are supposed to be removed, scan the system with a licensed antimalware tool and then terminate all the potentially dangerous applications automatically.
Should you have any questions regarding Pricemeter or its removal, please leave us a comment below.
How to remove Pricemeter
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
- Wait for Charm bar to appear and click Settings. Go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Price Meter.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Price Meter.
- Open Start menu and click Settings.
- Go to Control panel and open Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall Price Meter.
In non-techie terms:
Pricemeter is a program that should not be installed on your computer. It displays a lot of annoying pop-ups. These pop-ups could prove to be dangerous, so you must remove Pricemeter from your computer in order to avoid dire consequences.