How to Remove PriceGong Adware

by on 09/03/2010 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security, Virus Threats

There’s a program called PriceGong which claims to find great deals on various products online. The program is adware, and it will display annoying pop-up alerts and other false threats in the browser.How to remove PriceGong

PriceGong will launch automatically whenever a user visits a shopping site like Amazon.com or Sears.

How to remove PriceGong manually

PriceGong registry values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PriceGong

Other malicious PriceGong files:

C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\1.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\a.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\b.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\c.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\d.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\e.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\f.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\g.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\h.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\i.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\J.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\k.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\l.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\m.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\mru.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\n.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\o.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\p.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\q.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\r.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\s.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\t.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\u.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\v.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\w.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\x.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\y.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data\z.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong
C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile]\Application Data\PriceGong\Data

Automatic Removal

You can also remove PriceGong by following these instructions.

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4 Responses to “How to Remove PriceGong Adware”

  1. Anand

    Sep 6th, 2010

    Ya body this is too good………..
    thanks
    carry on
    `

  2. Bob

    Sep 12th, 2010

    Hi Tech Jaws,

    This is very nice that you bother youself to write this article, But why not just use the “Add/Remove Programs”?
    Or follow the uninstall instructions on PriceGong web site?

    At first I didn’t find the uninstall instructions too, I’ve sent PriceGong support an email and got response very fast with detailed instruction on how to remove it.
    Here is the link for all the other users: (no need to install any other software)
    http://www.pricegong.com/FAQs.aspx?#uninst

    Bob

    • Frank Jovine

      Sep 12th, 2010

      Bob,

      Thanks for sharing and I will make note of this.

  3. susanai

    Oct 1st, 2010

    Thanks for the information. Info is always helpful to non techies like me.