Drop Down Deals - how to remove this browser add-on?
What is Drop Down Deals?
The Drop Down Deals browser add-on displays coupon deals when users enter online shopping websites. Developers of this extension claim that it helps to save money and time for those who install the browser plug-in, however, many computer users report that this extension was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, they find the Drop Down Deals (Yontoo) add-on difficult to remove.
The Drop Down Deals extension is not related to virus infections, however, if you feel that this plug-in was installed without your consent, it is likely to have been installed together with freeware downloaded from the Internet. Software developers commonly bundle their programs with browser add-ons in order to monetize their free products. In most cases, computer users can avoid installation of unwanted browser extensions such as Drop Down Deals by unchecking several options within the freeware installation phase. Unfortunately, though, most users tend to install this type of software recklessly, without paying enough attention, and thus installing additional unwanted browser add-ons and software.
Once installed, the Drop Down Deals extension employs the Yontoo Api to service coupon deals, thus if you wish to remove this browser plug-in, you need to locate Yontoo add-ons within your Internet browser extension lists. Yontoo is commonly categorized as adware due to the Yontoo Layers add-on, a plug-in known to override legitimate ads within various websites (Google, YouTube, FaceBook, etc.), replacing them with dubious ads that redirect users to misleading websites that could cause serious security issues. If you have downloaded Drop Down Deals from its homepage, are aware of its presence on your computer, and are happy to use this extension, then you need take no further action. If, however, if you feel that you have unwilling installed it, and you do not require the display of coupon deals on online shopping websites, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this extension from your computer.
- What is Drop Down Deals?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Drop Down Deals application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Drop Down Deals add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Drop Down Deals plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Drop Down Deals extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Drop Down Deals extension from Safari.
Drop Down Deals removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Yontoo", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Drop Down Deals, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Drop Down Deals removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Yontoo LLC related entries (Yontoo Api, Yontoo) and disable them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the drop down deals virus, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate this entry: "Yontoo", select it and click on the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the drop down deals virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Yontoo".
Computer users who have problems with drop down deals virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.
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