How to remove Today’s Specials (Virus Removal Guide)

Today’s Specials virus

todays specials virusIf you are seeing pop-up advertisements that sayToday’s Specials you have a potentially unwanted program or malware found in the adware, browser hijacker, and spyware categories on your computer system and attached to your affected browser.

The Todays Specials virus (though not technically a computer virus) uses third-party adware platforms such as PassShow or Webcake to install to a Microsoft Windows computer system and browser add-ons, browser helper objects (BHOs), and extensions

Today’s Specials primarily installs to a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system and attaches to Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension with or without direct user consent. The Today’s Specials adware program is then used to collect user information in order to serve targeted advertisements.

Once Today’s Specials malware is installed, the adware program will begin to display a wide variety of advertisements. Most of the advertisements appear when you hover over an image or a product on a retail type website and will say Today’s Specials at the top of a list of coupons. Some Today’s Specials ads are pop-under browser ads that take up an entire browser window or computer screen, in-text ads that say something similar to “Ads by Today’s Specials” on them, and/or other pop-up advertisements that say “brought by Today’s Specials” on them.

Many users of Today’s Specials and similar adware complain of unwanted email spam, junk mail, and sometimes telephone calls from telemarketers. Once these types of programs get onto a computer, they may begin to collect data that users manually submit online in order to add these users to mailing and marketing lists, inducing the lists of third-party affiliates, contractors, and larger-based partners

How does Today’s Specials malware get onto a computer?

Today’s Specials malware bundles with third-party freeware and shareware from websites such as download.com and advertisements and torrents on media related websites such as thepiratebay.

Users are sometimes given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Today’s Specials software and other items; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner.

Today’s Specials adware is not found as a standalone title and may be generated by third-party adware platforms. This means you must remove third-party software and browser attachments to stop these pop-up ads from generating.

  Green Arrow Bullet   How to remove the Today’s Specials virus

  1. Automatically remove Today’s Specials virus – Scan for and automatically remove Today’s Specials and third-party malware
  2. Manually remove Today’s Specials virus – Remove/Uninstall Today’s Specials and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic Today’s Specials virus removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Today’s Specials 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 paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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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.

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4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

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

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Today’s Specials adware and associated third-party software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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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.

CCleaner Startup

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 Today’s Specials and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for any suspicious and unwanted programs in the list. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Today’s Specials virus removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Today’s Specials and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.

  • You must remove third-party software titles in order to stop these unwanted advertisements.

How to uninstall Today’s Specials

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for Today’s Specials 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 Today’s Specials may use a different title name than suggested.

How to remove Today’s Specials add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions to remove Today’s Specials add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.

Google Chrome

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 Today’s Specials extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Today’s Specials 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 Today’s Specials add-on and remove it if located.

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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.