PriceGong is not a reputable package which belongs to category of Adware infection that is designed to deliver advertisements for the sake of generating revenue for its owner. PriceGong usually comes up with a pure interface and considered as a browser add-on. Nonetheless, with its annoying advertisements, many computer users do want to know how to remove PriceGong adware effectively in order to have a comfortable online atmosphere. Due to its tricky existence, many computer users may get it by accident. For example, it is bundled with many free applications, when you download them, PriceGong can be downloaded and installed in your PC automatically. Moreover, it always inserts its codes and related files in many attachment links in some unknown web sites. Once you click the link, PriceGong can be added on your machine without any permission from you. Apparently, PriceGong will be glued on your browsers to make chaos while you are surfing online. Annoying pop-up advertisements will keep popping up and make many victims aim to remove PriceGong as fast as they can. No matter you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, it has no big difference actually.
In reality, PriceGong adware is a medium used by cyber criminals to do harm to your machine as well as your private property. One step further, this vicious adware can be bundled with many other malicious viruses such as Trojan, worms, keylogger or browser hijackers and even open a backdoor for remote hackers so that to make worse damage in your poor machine. With the help of backdoor, hackers will be able to access your machine smoothly and trace your online history cookie in order to get your sensitive data bank card number and password, Visa, facebook account and password as well. The longer you keep it in your computer, the more threats it can bring. Hence, it will be necessary to get rid of PriceGong infection for purpose of avoiding any loss.
Well, many computers have a hard time to remove PriceGong adware due to its stubborn and tricky properties. Most of the time, they may try to terminate PriceGong adware with their trusted antivirus programs for their first choice, but no matter what antivirus software they have tried, none of them could detect anything even being disabled. It is common that not all viruses can be detected and completely removed by anti-malware program. In such case we may consider other helpful method to remove PriceGong infection.
In order to remove PriceGong, you may have tried lots of antivirus that you trust, but failed. Why? That’s because the security removal tools are not human beings and they cannot catch all the new things. They need to update their functions from time to time to catch the newly released viruses. However, it seems that the infections’ creators know about this and they design all the related files of the viruses in random names. What’s worse, the pests can mutate at a fast speed. Thus, your antivirus cannot remove PriceGong completely. In this case, we suggest that you may consider the effective manual way to eliminate PriceGong completely and permanently. Manual method is able to clean up all its related processes, files and registry entries so that to keep your PC clean and safe again.
1) Find the “Start” button on the lower left corner of your monitor, and then click it.
2) Find and double click the button “Control Panel”.
3) Find “Add / Remove Program” icon in the control panel, and then double click it.
4) Find the PriceGong icon in the list, and then select it to start uninstalling it from your computer.
5) When it is done, press OK. Then you can reboot your computer to take effect.
If you cannot remove PriceGong with the method above, then you can take the instructiosn below:
1. Remove the “Program Files” from your computer.
Program files are the files which make the program work, giving it the ability to load up and perform its operations. Removing Program Files from your computer, it will make PriceGong unusable.
Step one: Go to My Computer, and then browse to C:/Program Files/ PriceGong.
Step two: select the entire folder of PriceGong, and then press SHIFT & DELETE to delete the files permanently from your computer.
2. Remove its registry keys
Registry keys serve as a storage medium for data that is to be stored in the Windows Registry. Deleting related Registry keys will prevent the program from working any longer.
Step1: Open Task Manager and end all the malicious processes created by PriceGong. ( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)
*If you are running Windows 8, you can access Task Manager from the Start screen by typing ‘Task’ or ‘Task Manager’.
Step 2: Go to Regitry Editor and delete malicious registry entries related to PriceGong:
Step 3: Search and Remove malicious files of PriceGong:
* Google Chrome.
Open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon > Settings > Manage Search Engines->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.
* Mozilla Firefox
Open your Mozilla Firefox->Tools > Search Icon (Magnify Glass, Arrow) > Manage Search Engines->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.
* Internet Explorer
Open your Internet Explorer->Tools > Manage Add-ons > Search Providers->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.
Note: Even though it is possible to manually remove PriceGong adware by yourself, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistake is made in the process as advanced spyware viruses are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely deleted. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for skilled users only, such as IT experts or highly qualified system administrators. So it is quite difficult in fixing the virus for those people who nearly know nothing about computer. If you still need more suggestion, you can contact with VilmaTech Online Suppot for help.
For more information of PriceGong Adware, you can also visit here: Adware:Win32/PriceGong