How to Remove Ads by PriceMinus Pop-up

PriceMinus is detected as another new nasty and stubborn adware program which spreads widely via social networks and free downloads etc. PriceMinus is not only an annoyance, but also a privacy risk, for this nasty adware has the capability to collect personal information on the computer system in the background. Usually they have a long written Privacy Policy that tell people what they will collect, but few people read it. The producers of PriceMinus are very good at promoting it in various ways. That’s why there are so many computers get affected by PriceMinus.

Screen shot of PriceMinus adware:

Price Minus
PriceMinus is an annoying adware that is capable of generating all sorts of pop-up ads, banner ads and sponsored links on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome in your computer. It is compatible with many browsers, so you cannot avoid the infection by simply changing the browser. This adware is newly released by the developers to collect sale leads and increase traffic for specified web sites. One of its purposes is to show commercials in the victim’s computer. Clicking on the things PriceMinus displays, you are redirected to some other suspicious web pages, which may make you see some bad stuff or download unsecured malicious software into the computer. In normal circumstances, it is hidden in some spam email attachments, unknown links and free downloaded programs. In other words, if you open one of them, you just invite PriceMinus to your computer. Unfortunately, many computer users do not know what network resources are secured. Once successfully infiltrating into the system, the adware begins to generate annoying pop-up windows, such as ads, security alerts, jackpot information, videos and so on. If you want to get rid of those annoying windows and enjoy a clean Internet environment, you need to remove PriceMinus from the system immediately.

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Option 2: Remove PriceMinus Manually

This following removal guide provides detailed steps on how to remove PriceMinus from your computer. Please follow the steps in the correct order in order to remove PriceMinus completely.

1. Remove unwanted adware programs from Control Panel
2. Remove registry keys of PriceMinus adware in the registry
3. Remove malicious files of PriceMinus adware left in the hard drive
4. Remove PriceMinus adware from Internet Explorer – How to remove Adware from Internet Explorer
5. Remove PriceMinus adware from Firefox – How to remove Adware from Mozilla Firefox
6. Remove PriceMinus adware from Google Chrome – How to remove Adware from Google Chrome

1. Remove unwanted adware programs from Control Panel

1). To uninstall an application or program from Windows Vista or 7, click Start button and then click Control Panel.
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To uninstall an application or program from Windows 8, move your mouse to the top-right corner of the screen. Click Search on Charms bar, type in Control Panel and click on it when it appears in the search results on the left panel.
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2). When Control Panel appears, click View by Category and click Uninstall a program.
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3). Check the whole program list and uninstall those programs or toolbars you don’t know.

2. Remove registry keys of PriceMinus in the registry

Even you uninstall those adware programs or PUPs from Control Panel, there are still registry keys that are still active to affect your computer system. So you need to delete those keys for a complete fix. It’s important that you back up your registry before making any changes to it.

1). open Registry Editor

To open Registry Editor in Windows Vista or 7:
a. Click Start button and then type in regedit in search programs and files.
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b.Click it and then click Yes to open registry editor.
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To open Registry Editor in Windows 8,
a. Move the mouse to the top-right corner of the screen, click Search and type in Run. After that, click Run in the search result.
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b.Type in regedit and click OK to open registry editor.
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2). Click File and click Export to back up your registry
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3).Give a name of the backup file, find a location and click Save to save it
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4). After the backup, find and delete those malicious items of PriceMinus in the Registry Editor

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HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunRandom
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainRandom

3. Remove malicious files of PriceMinus left in the hard drive

Before you delete its files, it’s necessary to show all hidden files in the system in order to delete all malicious files.

1). show all hidden files

To show all hidden files in Windows Vista or 7,
a. Double click Computer on the desktop, click Organize and then click Folder and search options
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b.When Folder Options window pops up, click View tab. Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers options and click OK to save the changes.
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To show all hidden files in Windows 8, double click Computer on the desktop, click View tab and tick Hidden items to show all hidden files and folders.
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b. Find and delete those malicious files and folders of PriceMinus.

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C:UsersUser NameAppDataRoamingrandom
C:Users User NameAppDataLocal
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