What is DropDownDeals ( DropDownDeals Virus, Adware)?
DropDownDeals is an unethical advertising platform categorized as a browser hijacker, with symptoms and associations relating to adware and spyware. Scammers can utilize Drop Down Deals to display popup style advertisements and coupons, as well as use to promote click through rates via CPC. DropDownDeals is not a virus, but is often referred to as the DropDownDeals virus because of the large amount of complaints and security reports facing DropDownDeals
When infected with the DropDownDeals virus, DropDownDeals attaches to internet browsers as a browser helper object,and while browsing the internet victims often notice unwanted popup advertisements appear. Alike a similar infection known as CouponDropDown the third party popup advertisements displayed by DropDownDeals are sometimes blue or green tags stating displaying various coupon deals and comparisons. DropDownDeals advertisements may also pop out from the browser toolbar, side bar, address bar, or via common in-text styles. Often such advertisements will say continue to click by DropDownDeals on the top frame or display the DropDownDeals logo on the bottom of the advertisement.
How can I get infected with the DropDownDeals virus?
DropDownDeals can be contracted by visiting websites hosting malware or clicking malicious links in spam emails and social network posts.
Most of the time DropDownDeals bundles with (installs alongside) third party freeware and shareware applications including 1ClickDownloader, TornTV, and especially Yontoo and the Yontoo Layers Client.
Use the steps below to detect, scan, and remove malware facing your system and remove unwanted DropDownDeals advertisements via the DropDownDeals and third party add-on or extension.
DropDownDeals Removal Tips
DropDownDeals bundles with third party applications and malware, when removing DropDownDeals remember that the DropDownDeals program may not be the only issue or program on your computer.
If your internet browser’s settings have been negatively affected, ie. the browser home page and search engine has changed without permission, you are infected with what is categorized as a browser hijacker. To learn more about hijackers and to stop unwanted redirections (etc) please refer to a previous article about how to remove redirection viruses.
1. Anti-Malware Software (Remove/Troubleshoot Malware)
Malwarebytes is the most recommended Antivirus – Anti-Malware software used to scan, detect, and remove malware including adware and browser hijackers. To remove DropDownDeals and associated malware, run a full system scan using either the free or paid versions. View other Antivirus recommendations.
2. System Restore (Remove/Troubleshoot Malware)
Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates. This can be very helpful if you suspect a severe infection. This can also be used to remove the DropDownDeals program from your computer system.
3. Uninstall DropDownDeals
Use these instructions to uninstall the DropDownDeals application.
Remember, DropDownDeals bundles with third party add-ons and extensions. When removing DropDownDeals keep an eye out for other suspicious browser helper objects, especially Yontoo.
1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs
3. Find the DropDownDeals and other malicious and suspicious applications in the list of installed programs, select DropDownDeals (highlight) and click the Uninstall button or double click it to properly uninstall DropDownDeals.
4. Remove DropDownDeals Add-on/Extension
DropDownDeals attaches a browser helper object onto infected internet browsers most likely called DropDownDeals and also installs third party add-ons and extensions.
Use the steps below to remove DropDownDeals and associated malware from each internet browser installed on your system.
1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)
2. On the Extensions and Plugin tabs find DropDownDeals and associated add-ons and remove them.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab find DropDownDeals and associated add-ons and remove them.
1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Find DropDownDeals and associated extensions and remove them by clicking the trash can icon next to them.
5. Clear Cache And Cookies
If you visited DropDownDeals.com, or clicked links provided by DropDownDealsmalware it is recommended to delete your browser data. DropDownDeals.com and associated websites load cookie files onto computer systesm without direct permission. This allows them to collect, store, and track information such as browser activity and system information. You can remove your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings options.