How to get rid of Damn Good Recipe Promos?

Also Known As: Ads by Damn Good Recipe Promos
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Damn Good Recipe Promos redirect removal instructions

What is Damn Good Recipe Promos?

Damn Good Recipe Promos is an application which generates revenue for its developers by feeding users with various advertisements. Therefore, it is classified as adware. Quite often apps of this type not only serve ads but also collect browsing-related and/or other data. More often than not users download and install adware unknowingly, for this reason apps of this type are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

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Typically, adware serves banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups, and other type of advertisements. Either way, users who click ads that appear due to installed adware like Damn Good Recipe Promos often end up on untrustworthy pages or allow those ads to execute scripts designed to cause download and/or installation of some other PUA. Furthermore, quite many adware-type apps are designed to operate as information tracking tools. In most cases they collect browsing data (e.g., addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, IP addresses, geolocations), however, some apps of this type can read sensitive information as well. Gathered data may be misused to generate revenue by selling it to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or in some other ways. Either way, such actions could cause users problems related to browsing safety, online privacy and/or other issues like identity theft. Therefore, it is not safe to have apps like Damn Good Recipe Promos installed on a browser and/or operating system.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Damn Good Recipe Promos
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Questionable pages, deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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There is a great number of ad-supportive programs on the Internet, some examples are The Government Forms Promos, Best Coupons Now Promos and LiveStreamNewsToday Promos. Most of them are promoted as useful apps that supposed to include some features and/or deliver some value. However, most of them are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and put their users at risk or various problems.

How did adware install on my computer?

In most cases adware-type apps and other PUAs infiltrate systems and/or browsers without a direct permission, they get installed alongside with other software that has them included in their setups, or through clicked deceptive advertisements. It is common that PUAs are included in download and/or installation setups as additional offers. In most cases such offers are mentioned in their options like "Manual", "Custom", "Advanced". Users agree with those offers when they download and install programs that have PUAs included in their setups without changing any of the aforementioned settings. Downloads, installations via deceptive ads happen when users click ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The safest way to download software is by using trustworthy, official websites and direct links. It is not recommended to use third party downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial, questionable websites, and other similar channels for that. Iy is not safe to install programs through third party installers too. Furthermore, download and installation setups should be always checked for offers to download and/or install additionally included apps. Usually those offers are mentioned in their "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings. Intrusive ads that appear on pages relate to gambling, adult dating, pornography and other questionable websites should bot be clicked. Such ads tend to be designed to open shady pages. In some cases they cause unwanted downloads, installations. If there are any suspicious add-ons, extensions or plug-ins installed on a browser and/or programs of this kind installed a computer, then they should be uninstalled right away. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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Quick menu:

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.

Damn Good Recipe Promos adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications (like "Damn Good Recipe Promos"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Damn Good Recipe Promos redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Damn Good Recipe Promos ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by damn good recipe promos, 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Damn Good Recipe Promos" (and/or other recently installed suspicious browser add-ons) and remove it.

Removing Damn Good Recipe Promos ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by damn good recipe promos, 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Damn Good Recipe Promos ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by damn good recipe promos 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by damn good recipe promos, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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