DealSquib (Virus Removal Guide)

What is DealSquib?

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DealSquib (also found as DealSquib search) is the name of a website, browser helper object, and browser extension. One the DealSquib extension has been attached to an affected web browser it will change existing internet browser settings. Settings changed by DealSquib include the homepage, default search engine, and new tab. Once this occurs affected web browsers will start-up on feed.dealsquib.com and redirect to feed.dealsquib.com, search.yahoo.com, and other websites.

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DealSquib may utilize deceptive marketing techniques and perform tasks that user find undesirable. Therefor the DealSquib extension is recognized as a potentially unwanted program and adware by reputable sources.

DealSquib typically bundles and is promoted alongside other unwanted programs and malware. If you find DealSquib search installed on an infected browser or have issues with unwanted browser redirects it is likely that other threats may be present on your machine.

This browser extension is usually promoted as a custom install by third-party freeware. Users may be given an option to accept or decline this extension from installing. The browser extension may also be advertised as something it is not in order to persuade internet users into installing it manually.

Threat Details

Names DealSquib, DealSquib search, DealSquib virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description Search with DealSquib for Deals and Products
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to feed.dealsquib.com and other sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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The DealSquib extension for Google Chrome has permissions set allowing it to read and change all your data on the websites you visit, communicate with cooperating websites, and change your search settings to feed.dealsquib.com.

DealSquib Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual DealSquib removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove DealSquib and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

DealSquib Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove DealSquib is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall DealSquib go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for DealSquib and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found DealSquib, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

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2. The second step to remove DealSquib is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove DealSquib is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove DealSquib is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove DealSquib is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.