What is DelightfulDeals?
According to the developers, DelightfulDeals saves time and money by displaying special deals/discounts, coupons, and providing other online shopping-related features - "Use the DelightfulDeals browser add on and start shopping today without hurting your budget."
These fake promises are used to trick users into believing that DelightfulDeals is useful software, however, this plug-in is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealthily infiltrating Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), DelightfulDeals generates intrusive advertisements and monitors Internet browsing activity.
This app employs a virtual layer to generate coupon, price comparison, pop-up, and other similar advertisements. The virtual layer allows developers to place any third party graphical content on visited websites. None of the ads originate from the visited sites and conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Initially, advertisements generated by DelightfulDeals may seem harmless, since they do not differ from regular ads. Although most redirect to various e-commerce websites, however, some may redirect to infectious sites - clicking them is risky and can lead to further computer infections.
DelightfulDeals gathers various user/system information and shares it with third parties. This information (geographic location, Internet Protocol [IP] addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, pages viewed, browser type, etc.) may seem insignificant, however, it might contain personally identifiable details.
Third party companies can misuse personal information to generate revenue, and therefore, DelightfulDeals poses a threat to your privacy. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall this PUP immediately.
As with DelightfulDeals, Browse Plus, Cant Miss Coupons, and RecommendationBox also claim to save time and money. In fact, there are hundreds of adware-type apps offering these features, and yet, none provide any real value to users.
By giving these fake promises, adware-type applications claim to be useful, however, their purpose is merely to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than enabling the functionality promised, apps such as DelightfulDeals generate intrusive online advertisements and collect personally identifiable information.
How did DelightfulDeals install on my computer?
Although DelightfulDeals has an official promotion website, many users install this PUP inadvertently. The developers distribute DelightfulDeals using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party apps with regular software/apps. Bundled applications are often concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
Unaware of this, many users rush the download and installation processes, skipping most steps. This can lead to inadvertent installation of PUPs such as DelightfulDeals. By rushing the processes, users expose their systems to high-risk infections and compromise their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
As mentioned, adware-type applications are often hidden, and therefore, to prevent installation, users must be attentive during download and installation of any software. These processes should be performed with the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, closely analyzing each single step. Decline all offers to download or install additional applications, since they are likely to be rogue.
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- What is DelightfulDeals?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DelightfulDeals application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove DelightfulDeals adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove DelightfulDeals ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by DelightfulDeals' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove DelightfulDeals ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
DelightfulDeals 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 "DelightfulDeals", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes DelightfulDeals ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove DelightfulDeals adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, DelightfulDeals 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 delightfuldeals 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 "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 delightfuldeals 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 plug-ins 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 delightfuldeals 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 delightfuldeals 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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