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How remove shopping deals adware?

How do you remove the "Shopping Deals" adware that displays all  the time? Not sure how it got on computer. And why doesnt Norton ID as unwanted adware?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

Shopping Deals is bundled within the installers from Cnet, Softonic or other similar custom third-party installers.  You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Shopping Deals adware. Be very careful what you agree to install.

Time to visit one of the free Malware Removal Forums recommended by the Community
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/Am-I-infected-What-do-I-do/ (link is external)
http://forums.whatthetech.com/MalwareRemovalForum  (link is external)
http://www.geekstogo.com/Security/MalwareRemoval (link is external)
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/MalwareRemovalForum (link is external)

Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

assume the  same as windows 8 - I thought dell had installed them ! (I hav'nt installed '10' yet - concerned about giving Microsoft unlimited access to pc data ).

make a list of the unwanted addware/ advertising apps,  , find add/remove programs (or apps ) and delate.

any pop-ups that appear, trace them back to the containing file/folder and delete the folder

I have not got any pre-installed advertising/tracking 'cabbage' on my PC- I deleted the lot.

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Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

I had never seen this adware until I thought I was doing the right thing and made Norton the default home page and search engine  a few days ago, and uploaded Norton extensions for Chrome. I was a bit spooked by the recent publicity about the security risks that applied to all Norton users. The adware load must have been in the Norton updates as I have not loaded any other software recently, and I am usually very diligent at checking for anything being sneaked in on the side but thought anything from Norton would be clean.

Which brings us to the next part of the original question - why doesn't Norton find and remove this adware? If we attempt to download any anti-malware software, Norton says not compatible & must remove immediately. Not happy Jan! (Aussie colloquialism for "not impressed). 

Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

Hello joanne foley

There are a couple of programs you can try as 2nd scanners. They are the free versions of Malwarebytes and the free version of SuperAntiSpyware. If they don't work, then I recommend that customers go to one of the free malware removal sites which the Community recommends. They can be found listed in this link.

Please see this link for an up to date description of these sites plus the addition of a newly listed site formed by one of our successful malware remover users who unfortunately has passed away. That site is still being run by a good expert who happens to be one of the other Gurus.  The new site is listed first in this link.

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/malware-removal-forum-recommendations

Thanks.




 

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.1.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

I've had a similar experience.  ONLY after I put Norton Safe Search onto my system did this problem surface.  There has been NO help from Norton to remove it with the Eraser, etc.  It's impossible to reach Norton while on-screen with the pop-ups to show them the problem or to send it to them.  This isn't a new problem (looking at the comment threads). What gives?  Do we trust other sites to solve our malware problems?  We paid for Norton but they haven't come to the plate!

Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

I had the exact experience.  As Tina Fey's euphemistic movie title would describe this predicament- "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot"!  Norton had better check their site and upload sequence.  I've used Norton Security Deluxe and Norton Security to detect the malware- "Nada"!  They don't see it, but I certainly am experiencing the effects of the Shopping Deals adware- now tripling up on pages. 

Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

papasass:  It's impossible to reach Norton while on-screen with the pop-ups to show them the problem or to send it to them. 

Chat with Official Norton Support  -or- Call Official Norton Support 

Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

Hello

Norton goes after Adware which can damage your computer. No one antivirus program can catch all the malware which comes out each and every day. The recommended sites do a good job and they are free. They work with you one on one until your computer is clean. Some malware removals require the replacement of certain files which Norton can not do.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.1.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

Adware (bloatware/foistware/crapware/...) could be frequently...

 bundled within the installers from Cnet, Softonic or other similar custom third-party installers.

More case studies? Yontoo = WebSparkle (more variants? Melondrea, Solteratop, Zippy Zarp, Searchadence, Rankromp, JoomiWeb, Larparus and many more...)

Enough is enough.

Worse yet! what's the deal when it comes to this "proof of successful (TOTALLY MISLEADING) virus removal"?

Well...

Side A: I (most of us) really really don't like that kind of junk as much as you don't like junk. That unwanted foistware really does chafe my hide a lot. Let's take a look at the junk that Cnet hopes you install.

As you can see, the list is 99 and forty-four percent junk. Unwanted junk. Browser hijackers that are hard to remove. Yucky stuff. Only an oblivious idiot would want any of that stuff on their PC. 

And Cnet does hope that the idiots obliviously install the unwanted junk. 


Next, side B: Adware is legal. Adware is not spyware, not a virus, not a trojan. Adware is a (n avoidable & un-uninstallable) Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)

Anti-virus vendors can have legal trouble if they detect and remove other vendors legal PUPs (e.g., this Driver Easy, uTorrentAuslogics BootSpeed, etc.). None of the foistware that Cnet hopes that you download is illegal malware. 

Adware pays for the free junk that idiots (* inexperienced users) love to download. The ad industry pays for the free internet. 

(Note: OP is here.)

Then, prevention is much more important, when it comes to your computer performance, your internet privacy and the like: 

 I just hope you guys can learn sth from the following troubleshooting post - at least, learn how to take care of your mouse so you can keep some greyware/ riskware at bay effectively and proactively.

Personally, this is an on-going game or war in the Internet. Just SLOW DOWN yr little mouse + make the best of VirusTotal + an up-to-date Chrome or Firefox,

ONLY if you do not have Norton Security installed.

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

Unfortunately, there’s still a problem on Download.com. The website is still full of misleading advertisements with “Start Download” buttons that attempt to trick users into downloading the wrong program. Having multiple big green “Download” buttons is confusing to many normal PC users, and sadly, this problem is still rampant across the internet.
Download.com has done something great–but the war against PC crapware is not over. Download.com should now focus on doing a better job of screening its advertisers. 07/27/16

http://www.howtogeek.com/264592/download.com-has-finally-stopped-bundling-crapware/

Kudos0

Re: How remove shopping deals adware?

Yup, they are BIG buttons, some could be the tough guys, AS you would get Slimware Utilities' DriverUpdater installed!

BTW, SystemCare or SystemHURT?

Learn more? Here it is: IObit & PUPS & MBAM & Dr.Web 

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)

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