PriceGong

September 22, 2018

What is PriceGong

PriceGong – adware which tricks users with it’s “useful” features.

PriceGong is presented as a browser plug-in which can be used to compare the prices of various goods. According to its publisher: “When you are shopping online, PriceGong automatically recognizes which product you are looking for and will suggest a variety of attractive, alternative offers for this product. PriceGong also offers you coupons that can help you save even more money”. However, the most of security experts have already added this program to adware category as the app keeps displaying its annoying advertisements announcing about various offers online without a break.

PriceGong

The first thing which we don’t like about this program is that it can be installed either manually or without any permission asked. Usually, adware such as PriceGong virus can easily infiltrate the system through bundled freeware or shareware. Once installed, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) starts its annoying activity by displaying numerous adverts.

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Various PriceGong advertisements can be produced in big amounts and might start overloading the computer screen frequently. Even more, if the advertisement flow keeps on going, you might start struggling to complete even very simple actions with your affected web browser. Additionally, an affected browser might face regular slowdowns and even crash downs.

Furthermore, another important reason to carry out the PriceGong removal is redirects caused by app’s developers while trying to increase their income. However, while working on this aim, the PUP has an ability to redirect their victims to various developer-promoted sites, some of which might turn out to be potentially dangerous. You can easily get infected with malware if you keep visiting such rogue web pages.

On the final note, we must add that PriceGong has an ability to collect non-personal details which are related to users’ browsing habits and developers use them to create “useful” advertisements to gain even more revenue. Such PUP gathers information about visited websites, bookmarks, IP addresses, pictures and videos viewed, etc.

If you want to avoid such cruel activity, you need to remove PriceGong virus from your computer system and clean affected browsers from questionable components. You can perform this process by using the manual guide given at the end of this post. In short, you will have to uninstall the PUP via Task Manager and then reset your web browsers. Finally, install to fix all the damage initiated by this PUP without your knowledge.

How does PriceGong works

According to malware researchers from , ad-supported programs sometimes can be downloaded from their official websites. Users usually get tricked by the nicely-looking description and decide to install the potentially unwanted program. However, be careful, developers promote their created programs as very useful ones in order to trick gullible users.

Furthermore, you can get an adware infection by visiting rogue sites. If you ever open a questionable page – be quick to eliminate it and never return. Additionally, you need to select the Custom or Advanced installation option while downloading software from the Internet. This way you will be able to opt-out of all downloads you do not want to give permission to.

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How to delete PriceGong

If you want to remove PriceGong virus, you will need to complete some actions on your own or install trustworthy anti-malware. Manual elimination instructions are provided below this text. You will need to remove adware-added browser extensions from web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

Taking about the PriceGong removal with an anti-malware tool, you can choose one from our suggested list or pick a different tool which you are likely to use. Automatical elimination is faster and more effective. The whole process will take no longer than a couple of minutes. Make sure you reset browsers after the deletion is finished to ensure that no adware-related components are left.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to PriceGong. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove PriceGong Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for PriceGong or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall PriceGong Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for PriceGong or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete PriceGong Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for PriceGong or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If PriceGong.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove PriceGong Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for PriceGong or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that PriceGong is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the PriceGong program.
  7. Select PriceGong or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from PriceGong

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete PriceGong

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect PriceGong, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find PriceGong in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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