Torpedo Deals Adware

Also Known As: Ads by Torpedo Deals
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Torpedo Deals removal instructions

What is Torpedo Deals?

Similar to Price-Hero, Torpedo Deals is a deceptive application that supposedly saves time and money by providing various e-shopping coupons and notifications of special deals/discounts. This functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, Torpedo Deals often infiltrates systems without users' permission. Furthermore, it delivers intrusive online advertisements and continually gathers various data types. For these reasons, Torpedo Deals is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

Torpedo Deals adware

Following infiltration, Torpedo Deals employs a "virtual layer" to generate pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar advertisements. "The virtual layer" is a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. The delivered advertisements often conceal underlying content of visited websites, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some lead to malicious websites and even accidental clicks can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Another downside is information tracking. Be aware that Torpedo Deals continually monitors web browsing activity by collecting Internet Protocol addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, and other similar data. The data is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private details to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of an information-tracking app on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall Torpedo Deals adware.

There are dozens of potentially unwanted programs similar to Torpedo Deals including Mute Tabs Button, Coupon Time, and TablacusApp - these are just some examples from many. All of these applications offer certain 'useful features' with different functions, however, these PUPs have identical behavior. Research shows that the only purpose of adware is to generate revenue for the developers. These applications provide no significant value for regular users. Adware collects personally identifiable information and delivers intrusive online advertisements.

How did Torpedo Deals install on my computer?

Although Torpedo Deals has an official download website, most users install this PUP inadvertently, without their consent. This is due to a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" used by cyber criminals. All bundled programs are hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download or installation settings. Rushing and skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue apps. This behavior can result in high-risk computer infections and/or serious privacy issues.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Installation of PUPs can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and closely analyze each step. Secondly, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. The key to computer safety is caution.

Website promoting Torpedo Deals adware:

Website used to promote Torpedo Deals adware

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Quick menu:

Torpedo Deals adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Torpedo Deals adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Torpedo Deals", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Torpedo Deals ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Torpedo Deals adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Torpedo Deals ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Torpedo Deals", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Torpedo Deals ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by torpedo deals, 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Torpedo Deals  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Torpedo Deals", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Torpedo Deals ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by torpedo deals, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Torpedo Deals ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Torpedo Deals".

Removing Torpedo Deals ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by torpedo deals removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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