What is PriceFountain

PriceFountain by DealPly Technologies Ltd. is adware that installs add-ons in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Purpose of this add-ons is to show ads to users while browsing. Ads are usually based on the content you are looking for. It can be discount coupons for popular shopping sites, price comparison alerts etc. Usually such ads are signed as “brought by PriceFountain” or “powered by PriceFountain” or “Ads by PriceFountain”. There are to main issues with this adware – it installs without users consent and it has problems with standard de-installation. In this guide I will show you how to remove PriceFountain.

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How PriceFountain infected your PC

As I said it installs without user awareness. However, formally, installation is legal. PriceFountain uses “bundling” technology and installs along with free popular programs that users usually download (media converters, zip-archivers, media players, codecs). During install process it shows offer window that describes PriceFountain as very useful program. It is deceptive technique, as user cannot understand all the consequences of clicking “Agree” button. Users think it is part of installation of original program and don’t pay attention to such offers. Antivirus software, unfortunately, cannot protect you from this kind of threat and I recommend you to use special tools like SpyHunter 5 to remove PriceFountain hassle-free.

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Download Removal Tool

To remove PriceFountain completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of PriceFountain and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove PriceFountain manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full PriceFountain removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of PriceFountain installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove PriceFountain from Control Panel

To start removing PriceFountain you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove PriceFountain from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PriceFountain.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove PriceFountain from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PriceFountain and click Uninstall.

Remove PriceFountain from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PriceFountain, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall PriceFountain

In some cases PriceFountain won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PriceFountain. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing PriceFountain folder and files. This happens, because file PriceFountain.exe or service PriceFountainUpdateVer.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall PriceFountain in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove PriceFountain

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove PriceFountain add-on from your browsers

Removing PriceFountain from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove PriceFountain extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find PriceFountain extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose PriceFountain extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove PriceFountain from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable PriceFountain, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable PriceFountain.

Opera Browser:

Generally, PriceFountain does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find PriceFountain extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Remove following files and folders

PriceFountain files:


pricefountain.exe
pricefountainw.exe
PriceFountainUpdateVer.exe
uninst.exe
sfx.exe
prfo.dll

PriceFountain folders:


C:\users\user\appdata\local\pricefountain\
C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\pricemeterupdater\

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