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Are you infected with the Cheapme virus? Probably.  Even though you might be sitting here reading this just for fun, unfortunately, that usually isn’t the case. We’re provided this article to answer some of your questions about how Cheapme got to you and how to prevent similar cyber threats in the future. Cheapme is a classic adware parasite which means that if it spends enough time on the device, it will cause you immense trouble. Even though adware viruses can’t harm you directly, there is a lot of unfair trickery they use to put you in danger. The malicious Cheapme program bombards you with questionable program updates, sponsored web links, unreliable commercials and it goes without saying that you should thoroughly avoid all of them. However, the virus is extremely intrusive so there’s a huge chance for you to click something and infect you machine with malware.

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How did I get infected with?

Cheapme relies mainly on stealthy methods so you shouldn’t be surprised if it infiltrated your computer in complete silence. Adware parasites in general apply underhanded techniques which makes them extremely dangerous. Think about it – your device is corrupted, you have no idea about it and you finally realize the truth when the virus decides to manifest itself. Hackers should never have so much control over your computer system. You should. We cannot stress enough the importance of being cautious when you surf the web and especially when you install freeware. Cheapme as well as many more parasites could easily get attached to other programs, that way they travel the web in bundles. Always opt for the advanced/custom option when you download freeware and deselect anything unfamiliar and suspicious. Remember, your cyber safety is up to you and no one else.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Not at first. You might get the wrong impression that Cheapme is useless, a bit too annoying and a bit too pushy for you liking. In reality though, this virus is all of that and a lot more. It was created with the sole purpose of helping hackers gain revenue and they do it by constantly redirecting you. Once it enters your computer, Cheapme automatically adds an extension to all your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) and it injects them with commercials. Those ads include pop-ups and pop-unders and banners and interstitials and hyperlinks so you will inevitably  experience troubles browsing the web. All advertisements are quite stubborn and the only way to remove them is by removing Cheapme first, otherwise the endless parade of commercials will get completely out of control. Keep in mind that the virus is ad-supported which means its developers don’t take any responsibility for the links they show you. Some of the ads you’re seeing on your PC screen might be indeed real but some of them could lead to corrupted websites and infect your machine even further. In case you refuse to jeopardize your safety and avoid the ads, Cheapme will try a different maneuver. The virus might try to present malware as “useful” software updates and could trick you into installing it. Be careful not to fall into this cheap trap, so our advice is to stay away from anything Cheapme offers you. Also, to continue the path of lies and deceit, Cheapme steals your browsing-related data and may use it to adjust the commercials. Cyber crooks want to gain money so they want your clicks. Therefore, they will not hesitate to use dubious methods in order to get them. Due to the malicious presence of the virus on your computer, the machine will experience slowdowns and even the Internet connection might have some issues. Your overwhelmed browsers could also freeze or crash and your overall online experience will become significantly slower. If you want to stop this mess for good, you have to delete Cheapme. To do so manually, follow the removal guide bellow.

How Can I Remove Cheapme Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Cheapme infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Cheapme from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Cheapme from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Cheapme from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Cheapme from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Cheapme program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove Cheapme from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Cheapme Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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