What is DealTop?
DealTop is a stealthily browser extension claiming to save time and money by providing online shopping coupons, displaying special deals/discounts, etc. - "DealTop is a browser add-on that provides a better online shopping experience leading to higher user value by offering modifynative products, showing same or similar products from different stores with price modifynatives."
Initially, add-ons such as these may appear legitimate and useful, however, due to its rogue behavior, DealTop is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). As well as stealthily installing without users' consent, DealTop generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.
DealTop delivers various intrusive advertisements including, for example, banner, coupon, and price comparison ads. These are displayed using a ‘virtual layer’ and often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
In addition, some redirect to malicious websites. Even accidental clicks can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, DealTop gathers internet browsing-related information that might be personally identifiable including, for instance, IP addresses, websites visited, search queries, and so on.
After recording this information, developers share it with third party companies. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you believe that DealTop has been installed without your consent, uninstall this adware immediately.
There are hundreds of potentially unwanted programs that offer identical functionality. As with DealTop, ShopperPro, RightTopDeals, and Dealz also claim to save time and money, however, the real purpose of these apps is to generate revenue for the developers.
Rather than helping users in any way, PUPs such as DealTop simply generate intrusive online advertisements and track Internet browsing activity.
How did DealTop install on my computer?
Research shows that DealTop has an official download website, however, it is also distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - for this reason, many users install DealTop inadvertently.
Bundling is essentially stealth installation of third party software with regular software/apps - developers conceal potentially unwanted programs within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings. Therefore, users who skip this section often inadvertently install deceptive applications including DealTop.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Bear in mind that adware such as DealTop is mostly distributed as a 'bundle'. Therefore, pay close attention when downloading and installing software - select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings and decline all bundled software listed for download or installation.
Deceptive free software installer used in DealTop adware distribution:
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- What is DealTop?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DealTop application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove DealTop adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove DealTop ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by DealTop' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove DealTop ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
DealTop 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 "DealTop", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes DealTop ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove DealTop adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, DealTop 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 dealtop 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 dealtop 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 dealtop 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 dealtop 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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