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How to remove DealDay (Virus Removal)

DealDay (also searched for as DealDay virus, Deal Day) is destructive adware that can get onto your computer without your consent. It displays advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari while you browse the web that usually say Ads by DealDayDealDay Ads, or brought by DealDay on them.


DealDay ads are defined as ‘targeted’ style advertisements. This specific type of advertisement is intrusive because they can only be produced if the adware has obtained enough information about your browsing habits to target you with specific ads. DealDay adware will need to access your browsing data, including all of your activities, your bookmarks, and browser history to generate these types of advertisements. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off of your past and current browsing habits.

This adware is sometimes referred to as the DealDay virus; However, this adware is not technically defined as a computer virus> Even though this adware is not defined as a computer virus it 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 DealDay if you find it installed on your computer or attached to affected internet browsers as a browser add-on or extension. Furthermore, it is recommended to use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files that may arrive on your computer alongside this adware.

DealDay and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. DealDay 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 DealDay adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • DealDay bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • DealDay is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • DealDay injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • DealDay 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 DealDay virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove DealDay 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.

Malwarebytes scan for DealDay

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 DealDay we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove DealDay.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove DealDay

How to uninstall DealDay

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 DealDay in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click DealDay to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find DealDay in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove DealDay below.[/note]

How to remove DealDay add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the DealDay extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the DealDay add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the DealDay extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find DealDay in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove DealDay below.[/note]

DealDay virus removal tips
  • If you do not find DealDay 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 DealDay 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.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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