Do you know what Generous Deal is?
Even though Generous Deal claims that it will help you to discover the web, the truth is that this program will only present you with all kinds of commercial advertisements. Research carried out by our team of specialists has shown that this adware program will display in-text ads, interstitial ads, pop-ups, banners, search-related ads, and video ads. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that you will see other types of commercials on your screen as well. If you have already encountered them, you know that they are very irritating. In addition, specialists say that they might expose users to potential threats in a short while. In case you do not wish this to happen, you should delete Generous Deal from the system as soon as possible. This will not be very difficult to do; however, we are sure that there are users who have never tried erasing a program among our readers, so we have provided the manual removal instructions for them. Use them only after you read this article fully.Generous Deal screenshot
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The first thing that this Injekt-based adware will do is to apply changes to the system. It has been observed that it will simply add its folder to %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% and %TEMP% folders. In addition, it will create several new registry keys:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Service Mgr GenerousDeal
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr GenerousDeal
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Generous Deal
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr GenerousDeal
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr GenerousDeal
Users whose default browser is Mozilla Firefox might also notice a new file - firefox@www.GenerousDeal.com.xpi. As you can see, even though Generous Deal seems to be a very simple program, the truth is that it will apply many changes in order to be able to show commercial ads for the users.
It is very likely that the owner of Generous Deal gets money for every click on the ad, so it is not surprising at all that it displays hundreds of different commercial advertisements. These ads are mainly based on your interests and might look really attractive; however, you should know that it might be rather dangerous to click on any of them because you might be taken straight to a corrupted web page. Not all the ads will cause harm to your system; however, some of them might have untrustworthy links embedded into them. It is basically impossible to say which of these ads you see on your screen have a potential of redirecting to corrupted pages. Therefore, it would be better to ignore them all completely.
Of course, we suggest removing Generous Deal not only because it shows advertisements, but also because it might violate your privacy. It says that it mainly collects non-personally identifiable information, e.g. interests, demographics, and websites visited; however, it might also record your full name, address, and other information that identifies a specific person. This information might be disclosed to third parties. To protect your privacy, you should eliminate adware from your system.
There are hundreds of other similar ad-supported programs, for example, Record Page, Glass Bottle, On Stage, Deals Avenue, Sale Charger, and Assist Point. They are usually distributed in software bundles as well, which means that they might enter your system without permission too. It is not so easy to prevent those untrustworthy programs from slithering onto computers. Therefore, we suggest taking care of the system’s safety in advance.
Ads will not stop appearing on your screen unless you completely remove Generous Deal from the system. It will not be difficult to do that because this untrustworthy program can be erased via Control Panel. If you feel that you still need some help, use our manual removal instructions or scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. It will eliminate ALL the untrustworthy programs for you.
Delete Generous Deal
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on Generous Deal.
- Click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN.
- Enter Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the untrustworthy program and click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
You can protect your system from similar infections rather easily. All you need to do is to install a security tool on the system and enable it. In addition, our security experts also highly recommend that you stop visiting various unreliable web pages. Last but not least, you should download programs from 100% reliable sources and make sure that the program you install can be trusted.