Drop Down Deals
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
Drop Down Deals - how to remove this browser add-on?
The Drop Down Deals browser add-on displays coupon deals when users enter online shopping websites. Developers of this extension claim that it helps to save money and time for those who install the browser plug-in, however, many computer users report that this extension was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, they find the Drop Down Deals (Yontoo) add-on difficult to remove.
The Drop Down Deals extension is not related to virus infections, however, if you feel that this plug-in was installed without your consent, it is likely to have been installed together with freeware downloaded from the Internet. Software developers commonly bundle their programs with browser add-ons in order to monetize their free products. In most cases, computer users can avoid installation of unwanted browser extensions such as Drop Down Deals by unchecking several options within the freeware installation phase. Unfortunately, though, most users tend to install this type of software recklessly, without paying enough attention, and thus installing additional unwanted browser add-ons and software.
Once installed, the Drop Down Deals extension employs the Yontoo Api to service coupon deals, thus if you wish to remove this browser plug-in, you need to locate Yontoo add-ons within your Internet browser extension lists. Yontoo is commonly categorized as adware due to the Yontoo Layers add-on, a plug-in known to override legitimate ads within various websites (Google, YouTube, FaceBook, etc.), replacing them with dubious ads that redirect users to misleading websites that could cause serious security issues. If you have downloaded Drop Down Deals from its homepage, are aware of its presence on your computer, and are happy to use this extension, then you need take no further action. If, however, if you feel that you have unwilling installed it, and you do not require the display of coupon deals on online shopping websites, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this extension from your computer.
Drop Down Deals removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Yontoo LLC related entries (Yontoo), select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Yontoo LLC related entries - Yontoo, select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling Drop Down Deals, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Drop Down Deals removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Drop Down Deals from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Yontoo LLC related entries (Yontoo Api, Yontoo) and disable them.
If you continue to have problems with the removal of the Yontoo extension, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, and then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, and then click Reset.
Remove Drop Down Deals from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate this entry: "Yontoo", select it and click on the trash can icon.
Remove Drop Down Deals from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Yontoo".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Drop Down Deals extension, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Remove Drop Down Deals from Safari:
When in the main window of Safari, click on the wrench icon (top right corner), then click on "Preferrences". In the opened settings window click on "Extensions" tab. In the opened window locate "Yontoo" and click "Uninstall".
Drop Down Deals is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.
Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Drop Down Deals distribution:
To avoid installation of Drop Down Deals be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:
When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Drop Down Deals from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.