What is PriceLess
PriceLess by InstalleRex-WebPick is very importunate adware in form of add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It manifests itself when you visit some shopping site like amazon.com, bestbuy.com etc. It will start displaying “Ads by PriceLess” or “Powered by PriceLess” or “Brought by PriceLess” ad banners on the top or to the right of browser window, or insert ad blocks directly into website pages. In this article I would like to show inexperienced user how to remove PriceLess and ads it generates once and forever.
How PriceLess infected your PC
I infected my test PC with PriceLess on purpose, and I used installer of badware called Fast Player. This is ad-supported media player. Usually you can get PriceLess while downloading something from file sharing websites, software portals. Be careful, because when you run some downloaded installer, you may be offered to install lots of adware and this offers are often not clearly visible. Uncheck or decline such offering or search for better download.
Download PriceLess Removal Tool
To remove PriceLess completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of PriceLess and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove PriceLess manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full PriceLess removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of PriceLess installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove PriceLess from Control Panel
To start removing PriceLess 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 PriceLess from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find PriceLess.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove PriceLess from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find PriceLess and click Uninstall.
Remove PriceLess from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find PriceLess, click Uninstall.
PriceLess adware may show you window like this when you try to uninstall it:
In this window, if you read it carefully, it is necessary to click “No”, otherwise PriceLess will install another adware program.
Cannot uninstall PriceLess
In some cases PriceLess won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PriceLess. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing PriceLess folder and files. This happens, because process Priceless.exe or service PriceLessSvc does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall PriceLess in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove PriceLess
Remove PriceLess add-on from your browsers
Removing PriceLess 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 PriceLess extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find PriceLess extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose PriceLess extension.
- 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 PriceLess from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable PriceLess, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable PriceLess.
Generally, PriceLess does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find PriceLess extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension PriceLess
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including PriceLess. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.