Hot Deals virus
The Hot Deals virus (also found as HotDeals, Hot Deals pop-ups, Hot Deal virus, etc.) is potential malware (or a PUP) categorized as adware that displays pop-up and other forms of advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer by installing unwanted software to a Windows Operating System in the form of browser helper objects (BHOs), add-ons, and extensions.
Once Hot Deals malware is installed, the adware program will being to collect user information and will use the information to display target advertisements, deals, and offers.
Hot Deals advertisements are displayed in a variety of forms. Some users notice pop-under ads, in-text ads that say something similar to “Ads by Hot Deals” on them, pop-up advertisements that appear when a user hovers over images and says something similar to “brought by Hot Deals” on them, and others, including generic banner adverts that may attempt to appear like part of a visited website.
If a program called Hot Deals is installed onto your computer, you may also notice unwanted browser symptoms, including browser redirects and start-ups to suspicious and/or unknown websites.
How does Hot Deals malware get onto a computer?
Users are sometimes given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Hot Deals software and other items; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner.
How to remove the Hot Deals virus
- Automatically remove Hot Deals virus – Scan for and automatically remove Hot Deals and third-party malware
- Manually remove Hot Deals virus – Remove/Uninstall Hot Deals and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic Hot Deals virus removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Hot Deals and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
4. When the Malwarebytes interface has open on the dashboard, click the large Scan Now button to start scanning your computer for malicious files. *Scan options can also be found in the “Scan” section.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Hot Deals adware and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Hot Deals and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Hot Deals, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Hot Deals virus removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Hot Deals and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall Hot Deals
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for Hot Deals and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button. Keep in mind that Hot Deals may use a different title name than suggested.
How to remove Hot Deals add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove Hot Deals add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Hot Deals extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Hot Deals add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Hot Deals add-on and remove it if located.