Do you know what DealPlug is?
DealPlug is a potentially unwanted application branded as adware. It means that its creators developed DealPlug in order to make easy money. Unlike ransomware and rogue antispyware applications, this adware program does not bully you into giving away your credit card information. DealPlug simply displays commercial advertisements, hoping that you will click them. It is quite obvious that you should refrain from clicking third-party ads as it may lead you to unreliable websites. Protect your computer from harm by removing DealPlug right now. We provide full removal instructions below this description.
Our research lab team says that DealPlug has a semi-random name. It means that with every single installation, this application generates a new name that can be found on the list of installed programs in Control panel. On the other hand, the name is not too random not to recognize that it’s the same DealPlug we’re dealing with.
Some users think that DealPlug is a malicious virus because the application seemingly enters target system surreptitiously. However, that is not accurate. Although there is no website that would distribute DealPlug directly, this program often INFORMS users that it is about to get installed on their computers. The problem is that users are not inclined to pay attention to third-party installation wizards because they often want to go through the setup process as soon as possible. Considering that DealPlug arrives bundled with freeware, users do not even notice that additional (unnecessary) applications get installed on their computers as well.
Our research shows that DealPlug uses the same engine as GoSave or MultiPlug adware. On top of that, keeping in mind that the adware has semi-random names, we can assume that it comes from the same group as DownPay, CouponScanner, CutThePrice, CoupApp and many other applications.
As mentioned above, DealPlug will display commercial advertisements on popular online stores (such as BestBuy, eBay, Amazon, and the like). For the most part, these ads will be related to your latest search queries because DealPlug collects information on your web browsing habits. Nevertheless, clicking the ads is out of question because even DealPlug itself cannot guarantee they are safe. Adware applications are not responsible for the security of third-party content, and all of the DealPlug ads are embedded with outgoing links to third-party websites.
Although malware infection is an extreme consequence of having an adware program on your computer, it can certainly happen. Thus, you need to avoid all the potential threats by removing DealPlug from your system at once. When you are done with manual removal, invest in a licensed antispyware tool and run a full system scan.
How to remove DealPlug
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove DealPlug.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove DealPlug.
- Click Start menu button and navigate to Control panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall DealPlug.
Remove DealPlug from browser
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove DealPlug from Extensions.
- Press Alt+T and click Tools.
- Go to Extensions and remove DealPlug.
In non-techie terms:
DealPlug is an adware program that displays annoying pop-ups. It also collects data on what websites you visit. DealPlug may be related to a number of computer security issues, so the sooner you delete it from your computer, the better.