Deal Spy - how to remove this adware?
Deal Spy is an unwanted browser add-on which displays coupon and deal ads when Internet users who have installed this plug-in visits online shopping websites. This browser add-on is developed by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and is known to cause unwanted ads, Internet browser slowdowns and privacy issues. Moreover many computer users report that Deal Spy was installed on their computers without their consent, such situation may have occurred due to the fact that this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is being distributed using a deceptive marketing method called bundling.
In most cases Deal Spy installs on user's computer together with freeware downloaded from the Internet. Installation of this adware is a direct consequence of reckless free software installation, to avoid such incidents one should always pay close attention to free software installation steps and disallow installation of additional software. This browser add-on is not a virus, however it can be categorized as being adware, if you see unwanted coupon ads by Deal Spy when visiting ebay.com, amazon.com, walmart.com etc. you should remove this unwanted plug-in from your Internet browser extensions list.
Deal Spy adware most commonly is installed unwillingly and it may cause privacy related issues. This adware is similar to other browser add-on developed by 215 (Innovative) Apps, for example: Deal Vault, Discount Buddy, Savings Explorer and many others. If you feel that this browser add-on was installed on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox) without your consent and you feel annoyed by unwanted coupon ads you can use the provided removal guide and eliminate Deal Spy.
Deal Spy 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 "Deal Spy (215 Apps) 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 "Deal Spy" (215 Apps) select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling Deal Spy scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Remove Deal Spy from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Deal Spy from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Innovative Apps related entries ("Deal Spy") and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of Deal Spy you can reset you 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, 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, then click Reset.
Remove Deal Spy from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Deal Spy" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If Deal Spy extension is greyed out and you can't remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Deal Spy from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Deal Spy".
If you continue having problems with removal of Deal Spy you can reset you 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.