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Also Known As: Amazon Deal Finder Adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

Amazon Deal Finder removal instructions

What is Amazon Deal Finder?

Amazon Deal Finder is a potentially unwanted application claiming to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying discounts/special deals available on shopping websites. This functionality may seem useful and legitimate, however, be aware that Amazon Deal Finder is categorized as adware. It was developed to employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' as a distribution method, and for this reason, most users install Amazon Deal Finder during download of free software via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Following successful infiltration on these browsers, Amazon Deal Finder generates numerous intrusive online advertisements such as banner, pop-up, interstitial, in-text, and coupon ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

Amazon Deal Finder adware

Furthermore, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored since this rogue browser add-on records various information including IP addresses, geo-locations, search queries entered, website URLs visited, pages viewed, cookies, and other related details that may be personally identifiable. Amazon Deal Finder is similar to other PUPs promising to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling certain functions. Shopper Pro, Sense, Rocket Tab, and Shopping Suggestion are just a few examples amongst many others. None of these browser plug-ins add any real value for the user - their purpose is to generate income by the display of intrusive online advertisements. This behavior may result in serious privacy issues or identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to uninstall Amazon Deal Finder from your Internet browsers.

At time of research, Amazon Deal Finder was distributed via download managers on freeware download websites including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc. Download managers are used as these websites' free service monetization tool since they offer installation of promoted (according to the developers, '100% virus-free') browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the free software download process and never accepting installation of any additional programs offered. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Similar' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow them to be declined. Internet users who have already installed Amazon Deal Finder adware, should follow this removal guide to eliminate it from their Internet browsers.

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Quick menu:

Amazon Deal Finder adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

Amazon Deal Finder adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Amazon Deal Finder", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Amazon Deal Finder ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Amazon Deal Finder adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Amazon Deal Finder 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 "Amazon Deal Finder", select this entry and click "Remove". Note that Amazon Deal Finder ads can be caused by other adware. In the Manage Add-ons window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.

Removing Amazon Deal Finder ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the amazon deal finder adware, 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 Amazon Deal Finder 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 on "Extensions". Locate: "Amazon Deal Finder", select this entry and click the trash can icon. Note that Amazon Deal Finder ads can be caused by other adware. In the "extensions" window of Google Chrome, remove all suspicious browser extensions.

Removing Amazon Deal Finder ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the amazon deal finder adware, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Amazon Deal Finder 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Amazon Deal Finder". Note that Amazon Deal Finder ads can be generated by other adware. In the "Add-ons Manager" window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.

Removing Amazon Deal Finder ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with amazon deal finder adware 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 amazon deal finder adware, 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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