What is PriceSparrow
PriceSparrow by Ciuvo GmbH is free browser extension for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It displays contextual offers and coupons on eCommerce websites. Usually it shows itself as yellow bar on the top of the webpage, however it can also generate “Ads by PriceSparrow” or “Powered by PriceSparrow” banners. In this tutorial I will show how to uninstall PriceSparrow from your computer and remove its browser extensions.
How PriceSparrow infected your PC
PriceSparrow is not a virus, but methods that it uses to get installed on users computers are quite tricky. There is main way of distribution of adware nowadays called “bundling”. What does it mean? You may download and install any legal program from the web and while you start to install it – installer will show you additional offers in form of checkboxes or block of text with “Accept” and “Decline” buttons. Inexperienced users think this is just installation routine and click “Next” or “OK” automatically. And doing this they agree to install PriceSparrow or other adware on their PC.
Download PriceSparrow Removal Tool
To remove PriceSparrow completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of PriceSparrow and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove PriceSparrow manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full PriceSparrow removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of PriceSparrow installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove PriceSparrow from Control Panel
To start removing PriceSparrow you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove PriceSparrow from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find PriceSparrow.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove PriceSparrow from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find PriceSparrow and click Uninstall.
Remove PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall PriceSparrow
In some cases PriceSparrow won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PriceSparrow. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing PriceSparrow folder and files. This happens, because file pricesparrow.dll or service pricesparrowsvc.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow
Remove PriceSparrow add-on from your browsers
Removing PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find PriceSparrow extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable PriceSparrow, 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 PriceSparrow.
Generally, PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension PriceSparrow
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including PriceSparrow. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.