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Remove Damn Good Recipe Promos (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Damn Good Recipe Promos is a potentially unwanted program that introduces intrusive advertisements into your web browser

Damn Good Recipe PromosDamn Good Recipe Promos is a potentially unwanted application that can infiltrate your system via software bundles

Damn Good Recipe Promos is an adware[1] that users typically install unintentionally after they download freeware from third-party sites or after they see a fake advertisement on a random website. The app is considered to be a PUP not only due to its deceptive distribution tactics, but also its functionality, as it is set to actively track users and insert intrusive advertisements into Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or another web browser.

Damn Good Recipe Promos is advertised as a browser extension that can help users to find new food recipes and improve their cooking skills. However, the app has ulterior motives, which is monetization on advertisements. While showing ads is something that many companies do, intrusive pop-ups, banners, coupons, deals, offers, and other commercial content should not be tolerated by users.

Name Damn Good Recipe Promos
Type Adware, potentially unwanted program
Alleged function To allow users to find cooking recipes fast
Infiltration Adware is typically downloaded along with freeware from third-party websites, although some might install it without knowing about the unwanted activities that the PUP exhibit after the infiltration. Additionally, some might install it after being tricked by an attractive ad or a fake update prompt on a random website
Risks Installation of other unneeded/suspicious programs, personal information disclosure to unknown parties, monetary loss, etc. 
Elimination  You can eliminate the browser extension by right-clicking on it; if you suspect there are programs installed on your computer – scan it with anti-malware and then reset all the installed browsers as explained below 
Optimization  In case your computer is suffering from system shutdowns, crashes, and similar issues, it might have been caused by an infection. To fix these issues after elimination of the malicious app, we suggest using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

As soon as users download the Damn Good Recipe Promos, they should immediately see changes to their web browsers and ever-increasing amount of advertisements and other disturbances:

  • Advertisement banners and promotions can be encountered on most visited websites;
  • New tab URL, homepage, and the search engine might be set to something else;
  • Web browser operation becomes slower and it sometimes fails to load particular pages;
  • Redirects lead to unknown websites (might be malicious);

While many users might be annoyed by the intrusive nature of DamnGoodRecipe, it is not its most dangerous trait. While ads are legitimate sources of monetizing for many content creators and app developers, some advertisements are just not as safe as the others.

In some cases, users might be presented with online scams after being redirected several times via the web browser. These fake alerts might suggest that there is something missing on the computer (like a Flash update) or that it has been infected with malware, and some unknown software needs to be downloaded to protect users' sensitive information. However, these are all bogus claims and should never be trusted.

Adware, in general, is not considered to be malware, although its extensive advertisements not only diminish web browsing experience but also can put privacy and computer security at risk. For that reason, some may refer to such apps as Damn Good Recipe Promos virus, even though the term is not correct technically.

Damn Good Recipe Promos PUPDamn Good Recipe Promos is an adware app that injects intrusive ads on various websites that you visit

Another reason for Damn Good Recipe Promos removal is its information tracking principles. The app tracks a variety of data about users who have it installed, including contract information (if provided), cookies, browser type, IP address, type of device, third-party ads interactions, visited websites, geolocation, zip code, and much more. Besides, all this data can be shared with the company's partners, as explained in the Privacy Policy:[2]

We may share your Information with our principals, employees, consultants, officers, directors, members, agents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, or our parent company and its principals, parent company, employees, officers, consultants, directors, members, agents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.

We may share your Information with third party advertising networks and advertisers to help deliver Third Party Ads to you and to improve the relevancy of such Third Party Ads.

Since the app is often spread via software bundles, it can end up on your system without your consent, so you should remove Damn Good Recipe Promos from your system immediately. If you are still having trouble with ads, we recommend you reset your browsers as per instructions below and then can the machine with anti-malware and a repair tool such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Prevent potentially unwanted program intrusion by being cautious online

While adware infection is not the same as malware infection, it might lead to the same consequences, as the former can lead to the infiltration of the latter. Ads, redirects, and other shady advertisement practices often land many users in trouble, whether they get scammed on a phishing site or install an app without knowing much about it. Luckily, most adware and other PUPs can be eliminated without too much effort before they cause major damage or lead users to malware.

However, keep in mind that even an unintentional click can sometimes bring trouble. For example, if you are not keen on updating your web browsers, other apps, as well as the operating system, you are very much vulnerable to malware attacks. Some websites are programmed to run a malicious script in the background on those machines that have vulnerable software[3] installed. As a result, malware can get installed automatically without user intervention. What makes matters worse, an infection of adware can lead to such dangerous sites much quicker than otherwise.

Therefore, make sure you avoid adware – the security holes often outweigh the benefits of the app's functionality, so make sure you only install trustworthy applications from reputable and trusted sources. Nonetheless, even well-known websites bungle software, so you should be careful during the installation process – always pick Advanced/Custom settings instead of Quick/Recommended ones and watch out for pre-ticked boxes/fine print/misplaced buttons, which can easily lead to infiltration of unwanted or even dangerous apps. Finally, protect your computer with comprehensive security software.

Damn Good Recipe Promos and other PUP removal options

Keep in mind that, in case you noticed that Damn Good Recipe Promos was installed on your system without your consent, there is a high chance that there are other adware apps or even malware inside. Therefore, it is always a good practice to perform a full system scan with reputable security software, which would be able to find all the potential threats automatically. Nevertheless, you can perform Damn Good Recipe Promos removal manually as well.

Damn Good Recipe Promos data gatheringDamn Good Recipe Promos gathers a variety of information about users and then shares it with various parties

To remove Damn Good Recipe Promos, you should right-click on the extension, although this might not be enough. Potentially unwanted applications, especially adware, leave traces and settings behind, even after the main app is terminated. Therefore, we highly advise you to reset all the installed browsers to remove Damn Good Recipe Promos cookies and other traces to prevent the return of unwanted ads.

Finally, you can also use the instructions below to manually check for other potentially unwanted programs besides the DamnGoodRecipe extension that might be present on your machine.

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To remove Damn Good Recipe Promos, follow these steps:

Remove Damn Good Recipe Promos from Windows systems

Uninstall potentially unwanted applications from Windows systems as explained below:

  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 Damn Good Recipe Promos and related programs
    Here, look for Damn Good Recipe Promos 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'

Erase Damn Good Recipe Promos from Mac OS X system

macOS users should perform the following step to delete adware from their systems:

  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 Damn Good Recipe Promos 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'

Delete Damn Good Recipe Promos from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Damn Good Recipe Promos 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, Damn Good Recipe Promos should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Damn Good Recipe Promos from Google Chrome

Adware often leaves cookies and unwanted settings on Google Chrome, even after it is eliminated. To prevent the return of ads, reset the browser as follows:

  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 Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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