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Active Discount

Posted: April 14, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 90
First Seen: April 14, 2015
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Active Discount is an adware application that installs a web browser add-on or extension. Typically, adware-laced products such as Active Discount pretend to offer useful features to users in order to trick them into downloading the software. In reality, Active Discount is a monetization platform that works for the benefit of adware creators and third parties. Adware developers created Active Discount to display annoying advertising materials that are set to redirect users to third-party websites. Active Discount pretends to introduce users to the best deals related to online shopping, and still, pop-ups and ads by Active Discount are quite annoying and sometimes described as intrusive.