Outrageous Deal Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Outrageous Deal?
Outrageous Deal is a deceptive application created by SuperWeb LLC. According to the developers, this app improves the Internet browsing experience by displaying special deals and discounts on various online stores, providing coupons, and enabling features such as comparison shopping - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Outrageous Deal product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!"
By offering this functionality, Outrageous Deal attempts to trick users into believing that it is a legitimate app. Outrageous Deal, however, is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are several reasons for these negative associations.
Firstly, Outrageous Deal often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Furthermore, this bogus app generates intrusive online advertisements and continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity.
Outrageous Deal records various user/system information including unique identifier numbers, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geographic location), search queries entered into search engines (Bing, Yahoo, Google, etc.), websites visited, pages viewed, and other browsing-related data.
On initial inspection, this data may seem insignificant, however, it may contain personally identifiable details that SuperWeb LLC later shares with cooperating third party companies who are likely to misuse it to generate revenue. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
Furthermore, Outrageous Deal generates banner, pop-up, interstitial, transitional, full-page, coupon, and search ads. Most redirect to various e-commerce sites (online stores, websites offering various services, etc.), however, they may also redirect to malicious web pages containing infectious content.
Thus, clicking them is risky and may lead to further adware or malware infections. These ads are delivered using a 'virtual layer', which enables placement of third party graphical content on any site visited.
The displayed ads conceal underlying content, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall Outrageous Deal immediately.
There are hundreds of identical PUPs developed by SuperWeb LLC (including, for example, Search Know, Primary Color, and Wooden Seal). This company releases identical applications under different names to prevent detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites.
The apps are designed only to generate revenue, and none provide the functionality promised. Outrageous Deal (and other similar apps) generate intrusive online advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click’ [PPC] advertising model), and continually gather personally identifiable information (which is later sold to third party companies).
How did Outrageous Deal install on my computer?
All applications developed by SuperWeb LLC (including Outrageous Deal) are proliferated using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of third party apps with regular software/apps). Thus, many users install this app inadvertently.
This is due to a lack of attention paid by many users when downloading and installing software. Developers hide bogus applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings - by skipping this section, users expose their systems to risk of infection.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent installation of bogus programs, be attentive during download and installation of all software. Perform these processes using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical'. Rogue applications are often hidden. Therefore, only by closely analyzing each step and opting-out bundled software, will you be able to protect your system.
Deceptive free software installer used in Outrageous Deals adware distribution:
Outrageous Deals adware generating intrusive online ads (marked as 'Outrageous Deals ads'):
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- What is Outrageous Deal?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Outrageous Deal application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Outrageous Deal adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Outrageous Deal ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Outrageous Deal' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Outrageous Deal ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Outrageous 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 "Outrageous Deal", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Outrageous Deal ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Outrageous Deal 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 "Outrageous Deal", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by outrageous deal, 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 "Outrageous Deal", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by outrageous deal, 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 "Outrageous Deal".
Computer users who have problems with ads by outrageous deal 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 ads by outrageous deal, 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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