How to remove Damn Good Recipe Promos

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

Damn Good Recipe Promos redirect removal instructions

What is Damn Good Recipe Promos?

The Damn Good Recipe Promos application generates revenue for the developers by feeding users with various advertisements. Therefore, it is classified as adware. These apps commonly serve ads and also collect browsing-related (and other) data. Generally, people download and install adware inadvertently and, for this reason, software programs of this type are classified as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

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Typically, adware serves banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups, and other type of advertisements. In any case, people who click ads that appear due to installed adware such as Damn Good Recipe Promos are often led to untrusted pages, or they allow these ads to execute scripts designed to cause download/installation of other PUAs. Furthermore, many adware-type apps track information. In most cases, they collect browsing data (e.g., addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, IP addresses, geolocations), however, some PUAs can read private, sensitive information as well. Gathered data is misused to generate revenue by selling it to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) or in other ways. In any case, these actions can cause problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, and other issues such as identity theft. Therefore, it is not safe to have apps such as Damn Good Recipe Promos installed on browsers or operating systems.

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 Dubious web 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 are many ad-supportive programs on the internet. Some examples are The Government Forms Promos, Best Coupons Now Promos and LiveStreamNewsToday Promos. Most are promoted as "useful apps" that supposedly include various features and deliver some value, however, they are designed only to generate revenue for the developers and simply put users at risk of serious problems.

How did adware install on my computer?

Adware-type apps and other PUAs infiltrate systems and browsers without direct user permission - they are installed together with other software included in the set-ups, or through clicked deceptive advertisements. Commonly, PUAs are included into download/installation set-ups as 'additional offers'. In most cases, these offers are listed in options such as "Manual", "Custom", "Advanced". Many users agree by default with these offers when they download and install programs without changing the aforementioned settings. Downloads and installations via deceptive ads happen when users click ads that execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

The safest way to download software is using trustworthy, official websites and direct links. Do not use third party downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial, dubious websites, or other similar channels. It is not safe to install programs through third party installers. Check download and installation set-ups and decline offers to download or install additionally-included apps. Such offers are generally mentioned in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings. Do not click intrusive ads that appear on web pages relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography and other dubious websites. These ads are often designed to open dubious web pages. In some cases, they cause unwanted downloads and installations. Remove any suspicious add-ons, extensions and plug-ins installed on the browser and programs of this kind installed on the computer immediately. 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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