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Tutorial: How to Get Rid of Search Deals From Your Infected Computer

Have you run into the situation where every time you do some searching with Google or eBay, you always get annoying advertisement pop-ups by Search Deals? Have you been fed up with those unwelcome advertisements and want to stop them completely? No doubt, removing Search Deals will be the final solution to make the pop-ups cease. This tutorial will tell you how to do that. Please read more.

Search Deals is a browser add-on, rather, it is an adware that can cause various pop-up ads including coupons, discounts and similar deals. It is designed to make a great profit by generating website traffic and advertisement revenue. When it gets installed on your browsers as an add-on, it can keep popping up a number of advertisements on your browsers. Typically, those advertisement pop-ups appear when you are browsing on popular websites like eBay, Amazon and other shopping websites. Some advertisements claim to help you com pare prices and some guarantee you a discount while do shopping online. If you click on the advertisements, you will be redirected to related websites. There are two main reasons that this adware appears on your computer: you initiatively download it onto your computer or it stealthily enters your computer via various channels like free applications, spam emails, infected websites, etc. No matter what the reason is, if you feel the advertisements brought by this adware very annoying, you can directly remove it from your computer.

Tutorial to Get Rid of Search Deals

Step 1: Kill processes related to the adware through Windows Task Manager. To open Windows Task Manager, please press the keys Ctrl+ Alt+ Delete simultaneously. Navigate to “Processes”, find out processes related to the adware and kill them by selecting them and clicking on the “End Process” button.

(Note: If you cannot find out the malicious processes directly on “Processes” tab, you can first go to “Applications”, find out application named same as the adware, right click on it and select “Go to Process”.)

Step 2: Delete registry entries associated with the adware through Registry Editor. Click Start menu and select Run. Then type “regedit” in the Run command box and press Enter. Then the Registry Editor will be launched. Find out and delete the following malicious registry entries from your computer.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[adwarer name]

Step 3: Delete files associated with Search Deals. Click on Start menu, select Search and then click on For Files or Folders. In the Search box, type the adware name, select the search location (usually in Local Hard C Drive) and then click on Search to find out files associated with the adware. Then delete them from your computer completely.

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe
%Programs%\[adware name]\ [adware name].lnk
%AppData%[random][random].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
%Desktopdir%\[adware name].lnk
%Temp%\random.exe

Step 4: Remove extensions, plug-ins, add-ons or toolbars related to the adware from your infected browsers.Google Chrome
Launch the browser and click Wrench icon or 3-bar icon.
From the drop-down list, click on “Tools” and then select “Extensions”.
On Extensions, find and remove the undesirable extensions by clicking the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox
Open the browser, click on “Tools” and select “Add-ons”.
On Extensions and Plugins, find and remove extensions or plug-ins related to the adware.

Internet Explorer
Run the browser, click on “Tools” and click on “Manage add-ons”.
On Toolbars and Extensions, find and remove extensions or toolbars associated with the adware.

If you find the manual removal above time-consuming and complicated, then you can consider using an automatic removal tool to easily and completely get rid of Search Deals from your computer. A removal tool with advanced features will be able to thoroughly scan out and delete all traces of the adware from your computer in only a few minutes. Download the advanced removal tool here to remove the threats on your computer right now!

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on September 8th, 2013 | Comments Off

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