What is View That Deal?
Created by BetterDeals, View That Deal is a bogus browser add-on claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites. Some users may find this plug-in legitimate and useful, however, View That Deal is classed as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
A deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' is used to distribute View That Deal adware and is the main reason for these negative associations. Bundling allows developers to distribute their apps together with regular software. This rogue plug-in installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission.
After infiltration, View That Deal generates intrusive advertisements such as banner, pop-up/under, in-line, display, price comparison, and coupon ads. These generated ads can redirect to dubious websites containing infectious content, thereby exposing your computer to infection.
View That Deal also tracks and records various software and hardware information. This collected information can be personally identifiable and include IP addresses, geographic location, default search provider, etc. Therefore, the presence of View That Deal adware on your system may cause serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
These plug-ins claim to provide identical features, however, none provide any real value to the user - their main purpose is to generate revenue by the display of ads and by sharing collected information with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to remove View That Deal from your system immediately.
Today, most regular adware add-ons are distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, download.com, etc.
Download clients claim to ease the free software download process, however, they are simply used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of additional programs together with the chosen free software. Occasionally, third party applications are hidden under the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options.
The developers state that these promoted apps are legitimate, however, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. To avoid this situation, closely inspect each step of the free software download procedure and ensure that no third party applications are included.
Furthermore, downloaded software should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any concealed applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed View That Deal, follow this removal guide to eliminate adware from your system.
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- What is View That Deal?
- STEP 1. Uninstall View That Deal application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove View That Deal adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove View That Deal ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by View That Deal' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove View That Deal extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
View That Deal adware removal:
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 "View That Deal", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes View That Deal ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove View That Deal adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, View That Deal did not install its 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:
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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the view that deal 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 "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the view that deal 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with view that deal 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 view that deal 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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