PriceGong is browser add-om that offers to help users to save time and money, comparing different special deals and sales on the web. Some users can think that this browser extension is rather helpful, but you should know that it more malicious than useful. It belongs to the adware type of software. it is not a virus in the sense that we are used to think, but there many malicious things that you can get due to it. For example you can notice that PriceGong was installed without your consent together with the freeware that you installed not so long ago. Also it is able to compromise your computer security and your personal privacy, using your private information and installing other freeware on your computer. If you want to remove PriceGong from your browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE), then you are welcome to use the instructions form this page.
Main options of Spyhunter 4:
- Deletes all component parts created by PriceGong.
- Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about computer threats.
What is PriceGong?
PriceGong is not harmful software since it is not able to infect other computers, but it can be downloaded with diverse free programs. It sensitises that PriceGong is a virus.
But, in reality, it is merely an nerve-racking add-on that tortures you with promo information in the form of pop-up items. Almost everyone has undesirable browser add-ons like PriceGong and is eager to delete it.
1. Install PriceGong Removal Tool:
Step 1. Left-click Start button
Step 2. Click Control Panel
Step 3. Find and highlight the annoying program and click Uninstall
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Uninstall PriceGong from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete PriceGong from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove PriceGong from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
It’s all the same what kind of extension you are eager to download, it can be the security vulnerability for the browser. PriceGong is not an exclusion. All browser vendors produce security patches and bother about the security of their users. But when you activate any extension, then vendors cannot be sure that your system will not be infected. Hackers can use the browser extension like a pass to your PC. Of course there is a safe way out from this situation: install extensions from popular and trustworthy software vendors only. But is not guaranteed protection from online delinquents and computer threats. I advise not to install browser extensions at all.
It is important to understand that every installed extension has already got the allowance to collect your private information that you report when complete a form on-line. This data, including your phone number, your first and second names, electronic mail address, etc. can be sold to some advertising companies. Be careful installing and using any extensions and do not download them, if there is not a true necessity in it.
PriceGong, as an advertising add-on, is more harmful, because you cannot be sure that the promotional message is real and that the website that is mentioned in the announcement is safe. If you want to use PriceGong or any other browser extension that shows you special offers then be ready that it can trick you.
(Potentially unwanted software)
|Removal From Browsers||34%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||42,1%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||99,9%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,0004%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,0003%|
|Browser Infection Probability||55,2%|
PriceGong like other adware has a few main symptoms that will help you to detect if your PC is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads and pop-ups shown by PriceGong
- Very slow system
- Antivirus program finds some dangers
- Changes in your browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are hijacked
- Presence of PriceGong files, DIRS and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
Manual removal techniques that you can execute to delete PriceGong from browsers are safe and not so difficult as you might think. Perhaps, only automatic instructions are easier. These instructions are very powerful as the browser vendors bother about your right to install or uninstall any browser add-ons. The way of removal will let you to uninstall all the undesired browser extensions and you will not see its advertisements any more. But sometimes, using this way of removal users detect that the adware returns to the browser and they have to find any other methods to remove it.
Nevertheless the manual method that give instructions to delete some folders and registry keys and values is the most dangerous one. If you take chances to perform this way of removal, then you should retain only one common: do not forget to create the backup of the registry. Also this technique should be carried out just by the user that realizes what and why he has to remove.In the situation if you will delete several files or registry keys that do not inhere to PriceGong, then the PC will not start next time. Experts will not be mistaken and can enjoy the force of the manual method.
But the most reliable and the safest way of removal is automatic. Downloading any antivirus program that includes PriceGong in its base of viruses, you will delete this unwanted software faster and the add-on will not annoy you any more because the antimalware utility will protect your PC in the future.
Concerning the money that users may pay for the removal of the virus I should say that some methods are absolutely free of charge, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (in the case if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus software and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are effective. The information about the effectiveness of these uninstall techniques I describe in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’ below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should list the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus program.
These methods are the most forceful. In spite of the great inequality in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complexity of the issue and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these removal techniques are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also say that paid antiviruses always has support service (sometimes free) that will solve your problem like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$140-$300||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$30-60||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
Are you seeking for the software that is able to uninstall PriceGong absolutely? In that case I can suggest you Spyhunter because it is the best PriceGong Removal Tool and even more. This utility will find and uninstall all undesirable browser add-ons and, in addition, will keep your computer safe, removing all present-day computer threats.
Spyhunter is a software developed by Enigma Software. It implements antispyware and antimalware options, so then there are no virus threats that cannot be eliminated with its help. Spyhunter has a regularly updated base of signatures that protects your PC from different actual viral programs.
Spyhunter 4 differs from its former versions with its outstanding and handy interface, its immediacy, effective defense and with the power not to conflict with other antimalware scanners installed on the PC. So now, you can installa few antivirus tools simultaneously if you want.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to uninstall the most stubborn viruses and the reliable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
You can left-click the link on this page in order to download Spyhunter. Double-click that installer and follow the demanded actions. Set the language that is comfortable for you. Fortunately Spyhunter offers a great variety of them, being useful and easy-to-use. But not only this fact makes Spyhunter very reputed all outdoors, but also its poverful power to defense users’ computer.
Being installed this program needs update, as a rule this process begins by itself, but if not, then you should do it. When the patch is installed, you need to begin a Scan. You are welcome to delete the tick in the Quick Scan check box, if you need to scan your computer entirely. But ordinarily Quick scan is enough to find all probable threats and this function spare your time and effort.
View the list of the defined malicious objects when the scan will be completed. If you see safe software in the list, then you need to remove the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will remove the software. It refers to the rare and special programs that users install for their work. But as a rule, there is no need to remove any ticks. Thereafter you should left-click Fix Threats button. If you have already had the license, so the viruses will be eliminated. In case you did not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.
I think this page was good for PriceGong Removal. But if you want to guard your computer from next similar browser extensions and from all possible dangerous programs, then you are welcome to download any antimalware software. It is better to choose a program that has a large base of signatures, regular update release and real-time protection. Merely the program of this kind is able to protect your system. It is useful to scan your PC for malware at least once a week. Should have a large base of signatures and regular updates. The most modern antiviruses has real-time protection. It is the 100% guard that can reveal malware on your computer when it is just trying to infect your system.
Spyhunter corresponds to all the itemized claims. So, I think it is able to defense your computer better than any other and still it can give a real-time barrier to all the everyday computer threats. This easy-to-use program will perform a scan for you. It will find all the computer infections and even all the probably unwanted software. If you downloaded any helpful program for your work, but Spyhunter finds it as the malicious tool, but you are utterly positive that this software cannot be dangerous, so you can refer it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not remove it and never will define it as a virus again. If you need to scan only single file, so you can select Custom Scan option. You are welcome also employ Process Guard or Registry Guard of this tool for your convenience.
I also want to provide you with some helpful actions that will protect your system from PriceGong and other viruses in the future:
- Do not install any free programs from unknown developers. If you do not want to pay for browser add-ons, then you should be very careful during the installation of the software. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters somewhere in the corner) that is responsible for the download of any other applications. You should uncheck this checkbox.
- Do not visit any malicious websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some worms or other types of viruses.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download exe file instead of the wanted file.
- Do not double-click file send per email from unknown people. It can be a virus.
- Install any antivirus software and make a scan of your system at least once a week.
Video Method to get rid of PriceGong
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