Easy Deals removal instructions
What is Easy Deals?
Created by Adassistent, Easy Deals is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available with online stores such as eBay, Walmart, Amazon, etc. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Easy Deals is considered to be adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by Easy Deals to install on Internet browsers. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and for this reason, most users inadvertently install this PUP when downloading free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Easy Deals generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
Advertisements generated by Easy Deals include banner, coupon, comparison shopping, pop-up/under, and sponsored link ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, this rogue browser add-on continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by collecting various information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, geographic locations, application numbers, referring pages, cookies, website URLs visited, pages viewed, browser information, and other details that may be personally identifiable. This information tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to uninstall Easy Deals from your Internet browsers.
Easy Deals is similar to other poorly-programmed browser extensions that use bundling as an installation method. Some examples include SmartSaver, All Day Savings, Coupon Monkey, BaseFlash, and Savings Avenger among many others. None of these rogue browser add-ons provide any value for the user. In fact, they deliver intrusive online ads, diminish browser performance, and track users' Internet browsing activity with the intention to generate revenue. Research shows that most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as download.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com. Download clients are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of promoted (according to the developers, '100% legitimate and virus-free') browser plug-ins together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. To avoid installation of Easy Deals, or other similar PUPs, pay close attention during the download of free software and decline any offers to install additional applications. Furthermore, all software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If you feel that Easy Deals was installed without your consent, and you experience intrusive online ads while surfing the Internet, read the provided removal instructions to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installer used in Easy Deals adware distribution:
Easy Deals adware generating intrusive online banner ads ('Ads by Easy Deals'):
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- What is Easy Deals?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Easy Deals application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Easy Deals ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Easy Deals advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Easy Deals' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Easy Deals extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Easy Deals adware 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 "Easy Deals", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Easy Deals ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Easy Deals adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Easy Deals", select this entry and click "Remove". Note that Easy Deals ads can be caused by other adware. In the Manage Add-ons window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy deals 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.
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: "Easy Deals", select this entry and click the trash can icon. Note that Easy Deals ads can be caused by other adware. In the "extensions" window of Google Chrome, remove all suspicious browser extensions.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy deals adware, 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 the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Easy Deals". Note that Easy Deals ads can be generated by other adware. In the "Add-ons Manager" window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
Computer users who have problems with easy deals adware 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 easy deals adware, 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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