Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to remove Deals Plugin browser extension virus

Deals Plugin virus is an unwanted browser extension that can be responsible for numerous problems besides annoying spam appearing on infected computer. This mini piece of software promises to get you free coupon codes and discounts if you Shop online using its ads. But in reality, you wont get any benefit while the person behind Deals Plugin extension will earn commission from its affiliate stores.
Deals Plugin virus which says Deals and coupons directly in your browser can be installed from its website. It can also find several ways to infect a PC without asking you to download it. The main purpose of this software is to bring you advertisements and affiliate links that might look attractive as they offer cheap prices and discount coupons for different items. Do not get tricked by Deals Plugin extension malware, it can be a serious risk, the program is believed to be stealing your personal information which may include your financial details used for shopping Online. For your safety, its recommended to uninstall Deals Plugin virus instantly once noticed.

Disadvantages and risks of having Deals Plugin extension:
  • It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
  • Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
  • Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
  • Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
  • Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
  • It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
  • Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Deals Plugin extension?:
To manually remove Deals Plugin extension, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Deals Plugin extension”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Deals Plugin extension. Disable if found any.
Block Deals Plugin extension pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
 Firefox users:
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Deals Plugin extension”
 Chrome Users:
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.


Still Spyware Deals Plugin extension lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions,
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Deals Plugin extension infected files:
%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\
%ProgramFiles%\
%UserProfile%\

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