Spreediscount.com is a website, advertised as a great way for you to view the best deals, offers and sales online. It also promises to provide you with special coupons and discounts. As a consequence, your screen will get swarmed with all type of ads – pop-ups, in-text, banners and even blinking alert messages. Do not let yourself get tricked by how appealing the promotions look.
You see, the constant redirects to this website are a sign that a nasty adware lurks on your device. It will monitor your online activity and use your browser history and search queries, in order to provide targeted advertisements that you’ll be more likely to click on. The parasite will get paid via the pay-per-click scheme. However, you need to be cautious when you engage with sponsored content of any kind. Adware will aim to flood your screen with as many adverts as possible, not caring if they lead to secure pages. That being said, if you click on the promotions by this site, you risk getting rerouted to dangerous third-party websites that seek to harm your device.
The Spreediscount.com website pop-ups due to the presence of adware on your computer. But how did this malicious software found its way on your PC? Well, it most certainly did not hack its way there. It is not as advanced. The only way for it to gain access to your computer is if you gave it permission to invade. That can happen in one of the following ways – through infected spam emails, dubious links and ads, torrent files, fake updates and software bundling.
Users are known to rush their actions when online. As a consequence, they often skip reading the terms and conditions, or check what exactly they agree on when they click a button. It is also a common practice to follow the same Next-Next-Next-Finish system when installing software. You should know that by opting for a Quick install, you risk giving malicious content access to your computer.
Often, malware is bundled along with other programs, that are being offered in a free bundle. Such ‘bonus’ content will be hidden from you and will get installed automatically if you select Quick mode. What we recommend you to do instead, is to choose a Custom or Advanced installation. If there is any additional software, you’ll be able to spot it straight away. All you have to do then is to deselect any optional installations.
Adware’s ability to wreak havoc is often underestimated. True, this type of malicious software limits its effect on browsers only. Just because it does not infect the computer system directly, it does not mean you should ignore its presence. If you let the parasite to do its work uninterrupted, you risk getting every existing browser you have to get severely damaged. You see, the amount of displayed advertisements will grow with each day that you let this parasite unattended. This will unavoidably lead to your browser getting too overloaded to maintain a normal performance. Soon, it will start to crash and freeze on a regular basis.
You may also experience a slow internet connection, as well as constant lagging. Adware can also install various shady extensions, toolbars and add-ons on your browser, without the need to ask for your permission. That being said, as soon as you detect the presence of the Spreediscount.com adware, you need to proceed with its immediate removal, before it is able to damage your browsers and compromise your online privacy and security.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Spreediscount.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.