How to get rid of “Deals plugin” adware extension (Removal Instructions)

What is “Deals plugin” ?

“Deals plugin” pop-ups is a browser adware add-on that displays coupons and offers from unknown vendors when you buy online. 

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Why you should remove it?

The “Deals plugin” application was most probably installed on your computer without your knowledge. These browser add-ons are quite often bundled in the installation files of other legitimate programs or (software tools and stuff). People go through the installation (of the legitimate software) without noticing that they are also installing additional software (the toolbar) that is not necessary for the legitimate software to run.

This useless software (“Deals plugin” in this case) modify the search results to promote products and also install some flashing ads on the browser’s toolbars. Some of these programs also log your browsing habits and spy on your sensitive data like passwords and emails.

You MUST remove these toolbars A.S.A.P. Your computer is at a great risk! Never underestimate the power that these little browser toolbars can have on your life.

How to remove it?

Beware, just uninstalling it from control-panel by Add or Remove programs (or Programs and Features in newer versions of Windows) will NOT make it go away. There are some extra steps you have to follow to make it go away.

First of all uninstall these “applications” from Windows:

  • Deals plugin
  • Uninstall any other unwanted or unknown application

In case you don’t know hot to do that, here is what you have to do:

  • For Windows 8/7/Vista click at: Start > Control Panel >Programs and Features.
  • For Windows XP click at: Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

Clean “Deals plugin” from Chrome

Click on Chrome’s menu (the gear icon at the upper right corner) and choose “Settings“. Choose “Extensions” on the left pane. Remove any unwanted extension related to “Deals plugin” from there by pressing the “recycle icon” to the right.

Clean “Deals plugin” from Internet Explorer

From Internet Explorer’s main menu, click: “Tools ” and choose “Add-ons“. Click on “Toolbars and Extensions” options at the left pane, select the unwanted “Deals plugin” extension that exists there and click “Disable“..

Clean “Deals plugin” from Firefox

Click “Manage Add-ons” on the main menu and click “Extensions” on the left pane. Remove any unwanted extension belongs to “Deals plugin” by clicking the “remove” button.

But we are not done yet! We have to clean the remaining malicious registry entries and files left in our system

We will need a couple of free excellent software tools to scan and clean the computer. First download “AdwCleaner” utility. After you download it, close all open programs and run AdwCleaner. At the main window press the “Scan” button. Wait until the scan is completed, review its findings and press the “Clean” button to remove all the entries it has found.

One final step. Download and install “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free“. (Beware: at the last screen of installation uncheck the box next to “Enable free Trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO” in order to use the free version of this GREAT software). Run it and go to the “Scanner” tab and click “Quick Scan” and wait until this process is finished. Click the “Show Results” button and review its findings and then select all of them (right click to “Select All” of them). Click the “Remove Selected” button.

That’s all folks! It might sound like a lot of work, but in reality you’ll be free from the “Deals plugin” adware pop-ups in less than 15 minutes if you follow these instructions. Did it work for you? Please leave a comment in the comment section below or even better: like and share this blog post in the social networks to help spread the word about these really annoying crap Windows hijackers.

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