What is Dealnj?
Dealnj is a dubious browser plug-ing that supposedly helps to save time and money when shopping online - "Dealnj is a light-weight browser extension that simply shows you better deals before you shop online, and save you money!" These false claims often trick users into believing that Dealnj is a legitimate app, however, due to rogue behavior, Dealnj is categorized as a potentially unwanted adware-type program (PUP).
Dealnj infiltrates systems without users’ permission, generates intrusive online advertisements, and tracks Internet browsing activity.
Dealnj employs a 'virtual layer' to display pop-up, coupon, banner and other similar advertisements. These often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some lead to malicious websites - clicking them can lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections.
In addition, Dealnj continually monitors browsing activity by gathering IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, and other similar Internet browsing-related information. It is highly probable that this collected data will contain personal details that developers of Dealnj share with third parties who misuse personal data to generate revenue.
Thus, the presence of Dealnj on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall this PUP immediately.
Research shows that there are hundreds of adware-type programs offering identical functionality. ClashOfCash, TidyNetwork, and Offerz4U are just some examples from a long list. Although all seem legitimate, none provide the functionality promised. Adware is designed only to generate revenue for the developers.
Rather than enabling the functionality promised, Dealnj, and other similar apps, deliver intrusive online advertisements and collect personally identifiable information (PII).
How did Dealnj install on my computer?
This PUP has an official download website, however, many users install this application inadvertently. This is due to deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software/apps.
Users commonly do not pay enough attention during the download and installation processes - aware of this, developers conceal bogus software within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings. Thus, by rushing these processes, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to computer safety is caution. Never rush the download or installation processes. Closely analyze each step using the 'Custom/Advanced' settings. All additionally-included programs should be cancelled and offers to download or install third party apps, declined.
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- What is Dealnj?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Dealnj application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Dealnj adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Dealnj ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Dealnj' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Dealnj ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Dealnj 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 "Dealnj", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Dealnj ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Dealnj adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Dealnj 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 dealnj 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 dealnj 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 dealnj 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 dealnj 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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