Ads by BestDeal
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is BestDeal?
The BestDeal application supposedly provides coupons, notifies users of special deals/discounts on various online stores, enables comparison shopping, and other similar features, thereby helping to save time and money while shopping online.
These claims might trick some users into believing that BestDeal is a legitimate app, however, it is categorized as an adware-type potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The reason for these negative associations is BestDeal's rogue behavior, which includes stealth installation without users' consent, tracking of personally identifiable data, and display of intrusive online advertisements.
This app generates pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar intrusive online ads. To achieve this, developers of BestDeal employ a 'virtual layer' - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any websites visited.
The appearance of ads delivered by BestDeal is identical to regular ads and, thus, many users are unaware that they not originate from their visited websites. By generating content-concealing advertisements, BestDeal significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience.
Furthermore, some may lead to malicious sites. Accidental clicks can, therefore, result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since BestDeal gathers various information that may be personally identifiable.
The developers of BestDeal later share collected information with third parties who misuse personal data to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of an information tracking app on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you are concerned with your privacy and Internet browsing safety, uninstall BestDeal adware immediately.
There are hundreds of PUPs virtually identical to BestDeal including, for instance, FrameFox Shop, Preispilot, and eDealMan. All claim to improve the Internet browsing experience, however, none provide users with any real value.
These apps are created to generate revenue for the developers. Their purpose is to display intrusive advertisements and track users' Internet browsing activity.
How did BestDeal install on my computer?
The developers employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps) and, for this reason, many users install BestDeal inadvertently. Developers hide bundled software within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
Many users do not express enough caution during the download/installation processes - they rush these processes and skip most/all steps. This behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted programs such as BestDeal.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of adware-type programs can be prevented by carefully analyzing each step of the free software download and installation processes. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical', otherwise you will be unable to see additionally-included apps and cancel them.
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- What is BestDeal?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BestDeal application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BestDeal adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BestDeal ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BestDeal' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BestDeal ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BestDeal 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 "BestDeal", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes BestDeal ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BestDeal adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, BestDeal 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 bestdeal 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 bestdeal 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 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 bestdeal 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 bestdeal 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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