eDeals Adware

Also Known As: Ads by Edeals
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

eDeals removal instructions

What is eDeals?

Created by a company called Pirrit, eDeals (or Edeals) is a potentially unwanted application that installs on computer systems via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc. The developers of this rogue application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software), and therefore, Internet users often inadvertently install eDeals together with downloaded free software. This application claims to help computer users save time and money while shopping online by displaying coupons and deals, and although the program appears useful and legitimate, be aware that eDeals is categorized as adware. Following successful infiltration on Internet browsers, this potentially unwanted program generates various intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity.

edeals adware

These intrusive online advertisements include banner, interstitial, coupon, sponsored link, targeted video ads, and offers to download other potentially unwanted programs also considered to be adware. Clicking these generated ads is likely to cause high-risk adware or malware infections. In addition, this software tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information including operating systems and browser types, default search engines, search queries entered, URLs visited, web pages viewed, IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, geo-locations, and other similar details that may be personally identifiable. Note that eDeals is useless, since its purpose is to generate income by the display of intrusive online advertisements. The behavior of eDeals may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to uninstall this adware from your computer.

At time of research, eDeals was distributed via fake downloads (Java updates, browser updates, etc.) as well as deceptive freeware download clients (VLC, Flash, Google Chrome, etc.). This coupon ads-generating adware is similar to other PUPs that install on computers using a deceptive software promotion method called bundling. Examples include: Smartones, Discountlocator, Rcoupon, and SpeedSave. Users often inadvertently install eDeals via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites. Download managers are used by these websites as free service monetization tools, since they offer installation of advertised browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless 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 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If you have already installed eDeals, and observe intrusive online advertisements ('Ads by eDeals' or 'Powered by eDeals') when surfing the Internet, follow this removal guide to eliminate it from your computer.

Previously discovered adware created by this company was called Pirrit Suggestor.

Deceptive free software installers used in eDeals adware distribution:

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eDeals adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ad by eDeals'):

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Quick menu:

eDeals 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.

edeals adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "eDealPop version 1.0", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

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

Remove eDeals adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, eDeals installed no browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing edeals from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gears" 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 edeals from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by edeals, 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 edeals 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 any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing edeals from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by edeals, 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 edeals 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing edeals from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by edeals 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 edeals, 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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by edeals from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on ads by edeals or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

MK

cannot get rid of it.
did browser reset. did uninstall. did delete tnt2 folder, where that nasty programme was supposed to be hidden. restarted pc, opened firefox and THOSE CRAPPY CAPITALIZED ADS APPEARED AGAIN!!!

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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