Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Glindorus Deals and Ads - removal instructions
Glindorus is a potentially unwanted application developed by Super Web LLC, it installs on user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet (using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling). After successful installation Glindorus generates various ads - coupon and deals ads, advertisements in search engines, etc. While developers of this browser add-on states that it is useful and can save time and money while shopping online (using Glindorus deal ads) and can enhance user's Internet browsing experience by adding multi-site searching capabilities, etc. in reality it's an adware which doesn't add any significant functionality, slows down Internet browsers and generates intrusive ads.
Most common source of Glindorus and other potentially unwanted applications are free software download websites which are using download clients to monetize their free software download services. Some of the mentioned websites are using deceptive download clients which hides the "decline" button (used to opt-out installation of promoted browser add-ons), or doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if computer users doesn't accept the installation of advertised browser extensions. Glindorus is not a virus or malware, it can be categorized as being a potentially unwanted application or adware, it's recommended to remove it from one's computer.
Glindorus is similar to other adware developed by Super Web LLC, all of them install on user Internet browsers without their consent and cause unwanted ads, for example Whilokii, Lucky Leap, and many other. The main purpose of such potentially unwanted applications is generating clicks of advertisements. To avoid installation of such adware Internet users should be very attentive when downloading free software. Nowadays the majority of download websites (download.com, soft32.com, etc.) are using download clients to manage freeware download process - reckless installation of free software can easily end up in adware infections. If you already see "Ads by Glindorus", "Powered by Glindorus" or "Glindorus Deals" when surfing the Internet you should use the provided removal guide and eliminate Glindorus adware from your Internet browsers.
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window look for "Glindorus", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Glindorus scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Glindorus from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Glindorus from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Glindorus" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of Glindorus 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 Glindorus from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Glindorus" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If Glindorus 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 Glindorus from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Glindorus".
If you are having problems with the removal of Glindorus 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.