How to remove HelpDeal (Virus Removal Guide)
HelpDeal (also searched for as HelpDeal virus, Help Deal) is intrusive adware that is used to serve deceptive advertisements while you browse the web. Ads displayed by this adware will usually say Ads by HelpDeal, HelpDeal Ads, or brought by HelpDeal on them. Adware and potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs, such as HelpDeal are typically offered as a custom or sponsored program by third-party download managers, software bundlers, and freeware installers.
What is HelpDeal?
HelpDeal is promoted as a web browsing tool that will provide you with coupons and deals for products you are currently viewing online.
Potential HelpDeal malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by HelpDeal are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.
HelpDeal adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove HelpDeal if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.
HelpDeal and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. HelpDeal is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that HelpDeal adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
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- HelpDeal bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- HelpDeal is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
- HelpDeal injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
- HelpDeal makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.
How to remove HelpDeal
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- Step 1: Automatically remove HelpDeal virus with Malwarebytes
- Step 2: Manually remove HelpDeal
- For Tech Support: Call 1-888-986-8411
Step 1: Automatically remove HelpDeal virus with Malwarebytes
1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.
2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing HelpDeal we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present.[/note]
Step 2: Manually remove HelpDeal
How to uninstall HelpDeal
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.
3. Search for HelpDeal in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click HelpDeal to uninstall it.
How to remove HelpDeal add-ons and extensions
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the HelpDeal extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the HelpDeal add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the HelpDeal extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
HelpDeal virus removal tips
- If you do not find HelpDeal in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
- If you are still having issues removing HelpDeal you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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