Deal Dropper virus (Deal Dropper Ads)
The Deal Dropper virus (also found as the DealDropper virus, brought by Deal Dropper virus, Deal Dropper Deals, or Ads by Deal Dropper; though not technically a computer virus) is potential malware categorized as adware and a browser hijacker that installs to a Microsoft Windows computer system and attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension with or without user consent. Deal Dropper adware primarily bundles with third-party items and other potential malware that may cause further complications.
Once Deal Dropper malware is installed, it will begin to replace existing internet browser settings and will display pop-up advertisements, in-text ads, banner ads, and drop-down coupon advertisements. Sometimes Deal Dropper ads appear form the bottom right of an open internet browser window containing suspicious targeted ads in a stretched out menu with a top bar that says Deals in green, as well as text that says “Legal:: brought by Deal Dropper.”
Deal Dropper adware will attempt to display targeted coupons and offers for keywords users searched or currently viewed products on retail websites by displaying a drop down tab and menu that can be identified by text that says the user has a numerical amount of coupons. The advertisements may drop down from the top right of the open internet browser window in a light blue or green drop-down list that contains links to coupons. Once clicked a coupon may be applied to the visited webpage.
Some Deal Dropper pop-ups can be identified by a blue, green, or white tab at the top browser window as well as banners and skyscrapers that say Ads by Deal Dropperor brought by Deal Dropper with a link to the publisher website.
Once a program that is used to assist in displaying Deal Dropper advertisements is installed it will begin to change Microsoft Windows start-up settings and internet browser settings. Furthermore unwanted applications used to promote Deal Dropper advertisements may violate user privacy by collecting and distributing sensitive user information and ruin a computer’s functionality and internet browsing experience (often associated with unwanted browser redirections and changed homepage settings).
Deal Dropper malware and third-party items have also been reported to submit collected user information to third-party marketing and mailing lists without user consent. Some users have reported unwanted email spam, junk mail, and have even complained of unwanted telephone calls from telemarketers concerning their recent browser activity and history.
Deal Dropper is also stubborn to uninstall and will make users reboot their systems and/or enter a verification code or go through a series of prompts before the adware can be removed properly.
How does Deal Dropper adware get onto a computer?
Deal Dropper often bundles with third-party freeware and shareware from websites such as download.com. In some cases users are given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Deal Dropper adware and other items; however, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner as pictured below where the Accept button will appear where the Next button does during the installation process in order to trick users into installing excessive bloatware and malware.
Deal Dropper adware can also be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of unethical sources including the company website.
How to remove the Deal Dropper virus
- Automatically remove Deal Dropper virus – Scan for and automatically remove Deal Dropper advertisements and third-party malware
- Manually remove Deal Dropper virus – Remove/Uninstall Deal Dropper software and third-party malware (if necessary)
1. Automatic Deal Dropper removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Deal Dropper adware and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Deal Dropper 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 Deal Dropper and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Deal Dropper, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Deal Dropper virus removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Deal Dropper adware and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall Deal Dropper & Deal Dropper (remove only)
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 Deal Dropper 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 Deal Dropper may use a different title name than suggested and you may need to uninstall several programs.
How to remove Deal Dropper add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove Deal Dropper 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 Deal Dropper extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Deal Dropper 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 Deal Dropper add-on and remove it if located.