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Bonanza Deals. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Bonanza is a website that collects a certain amount of personal information

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Bonanza is a legitimate service, operating similarly to eBay. Users have to register and create an account. Then, they can proceed with selling their items on the website. However, if you noticed that your browser is constantly spammed with advertisements from this retailer, it is highly likely that your computer is affected by adware[1] (ad-supported software). 

SUMMARY
Name Bonanza
Type Adware/Potentially Unwanted Program
Danger Level Low
Browsers affected Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.
Symptoms Excessive advertisements and redirects, altered search results, slowdown of browser, etc.
Distribution Bundling, suspicious sites
Elimination Download and install Reimage. Alternatively, you can also delete it manually (instructions below)

As soon as Bonanza virus enters the computer, it starts required modifications. In most of the cases, it drops its browser add-on on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or other browser and then starts displaying ads that typically report about discounts, coupons, deals and other offers.

Even if Bonanza ads may look very convincing and legitimate, they can also cause havoc on your PC. Adware is known to display intrusive advertisements that disturb users' browsing sessions regularly. Sometimes, ads and pop-ups might cover the content of legitimate websites that typically do not advertise anything on their sites. Additionally, some words might be turned into hyperlinks.

The adverts are created to boost traffic to affiliated websites. This way, pay-per-click or pay-per-purchase revenue is generated. However, users do not get anything in return and have to deal with ads bombarding their browsers. To get rid of unwanted ads, you have to remove Bonanza from your system permanently. To do that quickly, we suggest downloading Reimage.

Bonanza pop-up

Sometimes, Bonanza might cause redirects to sponsored sites. However, developers are not responsible for the content that victims might be exposed to due to rerouting. Thus, users might end up on phishing, fake software or even malware-ridden websites. If you got redirected, never click on the content shown and close down your browser immediately.

Offers might tempt some users, and they may try to register on the official website. However, by creating the account and accepting terms of service, expose your details. Its Privacy Policy states:

Bonanza collects information from you when you register and conduct certain activities on the Site. We collect your full name, valid telephone number, contact/billing information, email address, and shipping address.

All this data is collected and shared with third-party partners who handle all the billing information. Please reconsider providing your banking details to unknown sources, as this data might end up in crooks' hands. Such information might be used for illegal purposes, such as identity theft or stolen money from your bank account.

As it is typical to adware, Bonanza collects a variety of non-personally identifiable information as well. The received data includes, but is not limited to:

  • IP address;
  • ISP
  • Browser used
  • Search queries
  • Sites visited
  • Cookie information[2]
  • Etc

If you want to keep your search entries private, you should restrain yourself from registering to this service. If adware is affecting your PC, however, this information is already monitored, and your browsing habits are highly controlled, based on the sites you visit and links you click. Thus, if you value your virtual safety, proceed with Bonanza removal. You can find full instructions in the third section of this article.

You can avoid adware infiltration if you install freeware correctly

Adware is mostly spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware. That is why it is always recommended installing such programs as PDF creators, media players and similar software with an extreme carefulness. Whatever you do – do not rush and do not click “Next” button without looking.

In most of the cases, you need to choose “Custom” or “Advanced” installation method, and you will get the opportunity to see which components are hiding inside. Also, you should get rid of all optional applications that may be offered to you in a bundle (add-ons, toolbars, system optimizers, search engines and similar useless software). Despite developers advising to use “Default/Recommended” settings, you should never opt for these, because you will not be able to untick additional components.

Bonanza PUP

Bonanza ads can be eliminated in just a few minutes

Adware can be incredibly frustrating to deal with because, over the time, the number of ads, pop-ups, and redirects increases. Security experts[3] warn that keeping Bonanza virus on the system might lead to additional PUP installation and other issues. Additionally, users might get tricked into installing fake updates or bogus programs they do not need (note that these applications are not free; hence, you risk losing your money too).

Therefore, do not delay Bonanza removal. You can either do it manually or automatically – we have both methods covered. If you are a computer-savvy individual, you can try following our illustrated instructions below this post. However, we must warn you that incorrect execution might lead to system file damage or reinfection of adware. Therefore, make sure you remove Bonanza by performing every step in exact order.

If you cannot think about yourself as an experienced user, we highly suggest installing reputable security software and running a full system scan. The process is fast and will only require you to follow on-screen instructions to uninstall Bonanza. Soon after that, you can enjoy adware-free and PUP-free browser again! 

You can remove Bonanza Deals automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Bonanza Deals, follow these steps:

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Get rid of Bonanza Deals from Windows systems

To eliminate Bonanza from Windows OS, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Bonanza Deals and related programs
    Here, look for Bonanza Deals or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Delete Bonanza Deals from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Bonanza Deals or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Erase Bonanza Deals from Internet Explorer (IE)

To fix Internet Explorer, reset the browser to default after you uninstall the PUP via Control Panel:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Bonanza Deals and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Bonanza Deals removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate Bonanza Deals from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Bonanza Deals should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Bonanza Deals from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Bonanza Deals and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Bonanza Deals removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Uninstall Bonanza Deals from Google Chrome

To get rid of this virus from Chrome, remove malicious add-ons that belong to the same developer. You can also reset the browser.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Bonanza Deals and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Bonanza Deals removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Get rid of Bonanza Deals from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Bonanza Deals or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Bonanza Deals removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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