What is PriceMinus
PriceMinus by WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. is adware extension from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. After installation it starts generating ads in browser windows. It can be banners, pop-ups, coupons and discounts. Also PriceMinus inserts ads in Google search engine results. “Ads by PriceMinus” contain links to low quality promotional websites. PriceMinus is bundled with adware extensions like BestAdBlocker, Wallpaper Changer etc. PriceMinus changes its name to PriceiMinuus or something like this to mislead users. Uninstall PriceMinus completely with help of following instructions.
How PriceMinus infected your PC
PriceMinus is bundled with software installers and downloader. It is hugely distributed on software download portals like updatestar.com, download.com, datafilehost.com etc. Usually users are given an option to cancel PriceMinus installation. But if users misses certain check-box or just don’t spot an offer, PriceMinus will install on the background. It creates 2 folders in Program Files and 2 or 3 extensions in browsers. If you do not remove core files, there is no way to remove extensions and get rid of PriceMinus ads. Big antivirus programs like Kaspersky, Norton, Avast cannot find PriceMinus and it is recommended to use SpyHunter 5 or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Download PriceMinus Removal Tool
To remove PriceMinus completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of PriceMinus and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove PriceMinus manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full PriceMinus removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of PriceMinus installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove PriceMinus from Control Panel
To start removing PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find PriceMinus.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove PriceMinus from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find PriceMinus and click Uninstall.
Remove PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus, click Uninstall.
PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus will install another adware program.
Cannot uninstall PriceMinus
In some cases PriceMinus won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PriceMinus. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing PriceMinus folder and files. This happens, because process PriceMinus.exe or service PriceMinusSvc does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus
Remove PriceMinus add-on from your browsers
Removing PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find PriceMinus extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable PriceMinus, 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 PriceMinus.
Generally, PriceMinus 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 PriceMinus extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension PriceMinus
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 PriceMinus. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.