Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is ZenDeals?
ZenDeals is a potentially unwanted browser add-on, which generates coupon pop-up ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Note that whilst ZenDeals is not related to malware or virus infections, it is categorized as adware.
Commonly, Internet users install this browser plugin inadvertently without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Computer users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites use 'download clients' - small programs, which manage the download process of the chosen freeware.
Download clients offer (some in a deceptive way) installation of additional browser add-ons, and if users are not attentive, they may inadvertently install potentially unwanted browser extensions causing pop-up ads, redirects, and diminished browser performance.
ZenDeals is not a virus or malware, however, it is adware, which installs on users' systems together with free downloaded software. If you feel that this browser add-on was installed on your Internet browser/s without your consent, you should eliminate it.
ZenDeals is similar to other coupon ads that generate browser add-ons such as LemurLeap, Lucky Leap, Trusted Saver, and many others. These browser extensions are distributed via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.
To avoid installation of ZenDeals or other similar potentially unwanted applications, users should pay close attention when downloading and installing freeware.
Always choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick'. This will allow you to opt-out of installation of any promoted browser add-ons. If you observe ZenDeals pop-up ads, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s.
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- What is ZenDeals?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Search Protect by conduit, ZD for Chrome/Firefox and ZD Manager applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove ZenDeals add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove ZenDeals plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove ZenDeals extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove ZenDeals extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "Search Protect by conduit", "ZD for Chrome/Firefox", "ZD Manager", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
If your Internet browser/s homepage and default search engine was changed to search.conduit.com, follow this removal guide.
After uninstalling ZenDeals, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove ZenDeals from Internet 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 "ZenDealsCoupons4 Toolbar" and "ZD Manager IE Plugin" and disable these entries.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zendeals ads, 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: "ZenDeals: Get Verified Coupons", select it and click on the trash can icon.
If the ZenDeals extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zendeals ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) 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: "ZenDeals - Verified Coupons".
Computer users who have problems with zendeals ads 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zendeals ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
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