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Remove Dealclicks.us (Removal Instructions) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

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

Dealclicks.us is a domain used for redirects to highly suspicious sites

Dealclicks.us adware

Dealclicks.us is a website that is used for redirecting visitors to various sites that usually promote dubious programs, technical support scams and similar content that might put user’s privacy and security at risk. Typically, these redirects start after the infiltration of adware.[1]

Summary
Name Dealclicks.us
Type Adware
Danger level Medium. Cannot damage the system but can display malicious ads and redirect to infected sites
Symptoms Browser redirects to questionable ads, delivery of aggressive ads and pop-ups.
Distribution method Software bundles
To remove Dealclicks.us, install ReimageIntego and run a full system scan

Dealclicks.us virus usually spreads as an ad-supported application in freeware or shareware packages. This distribution method allows a potentially unwanted program (PUP) getting into the system unnoticed. Soon after the hijack, it might alter Windows Registry and targeted browser’s settings to start these activities:

  • browser redirects to dealclicks.us, a.dealclicks.us, free.dealclicks.us and similar domains which trigger two or three redirects to different URLs until a user ends up on a suspicious landing page;
  • delivery of misleading pop-ups that promote bogus security programs, PC optimization tools, and other questionable applications;
  • displaying fake software update alerts;
  • turning random text into hyperlinks.

Dealclicks.us adware often displays ads[2] and redirects to sites that are high-risk, meaning that users might be tricked into installing malware, calling fake technicians to fix non-existent computer problems or reveal personal information to cyber criminals. Therefore, freezing and crashing browser is nothing compared to these possible threats.

Additionally, Dealclicks might track information about users. It’s hard to find adware that does not collect at least non-personally identifiable information. Ad-supported programs typically collect information related to user’s browsing history and habits, clicked ads and search results, etc.

This information allows creating targeted ads and flooding hijacked browsers with even more unwanted advertisements. However, interest-based ads might be more attractive and encouraging to click. Hence, authors of adware have higher chances to increase income from clicks.

As we have already mentioned, the content displayed by Dealclicks.us might not be safe. So, you have to avoid it. However, it might not be as easy as it may seem. Hijacked Chrome or Firefox might open a new tab with questionable site anytime you browse the web.

To stop such activities, you have to remove Dealclicks.us virus and reset affected web browser. If you want to get rid of adware manually, you should follow the guide at the end of the article. However, it’s quite a challenging task.

We highly recommend choosing automatic Dealclicks.us removal which requires scanning the affected device with anti-malware software, such as ReimageIntego. After system scan, you should reset the browser as well. It helps to delete tracking cookies that may have been installed by PUP.

Dealclicks.us virusDealclicks.us - shady domain that redirects to highly suspicious websites after adware hijack.

“Unpacking” software bundles helps to avoid adware infection

The program which is responsible for bringing browser redirect virus to the computer typically spreads bundled with free programs. Freeware and shareware often spread browser extensions, PC optimization software, and other PUPs, so you have to be attentive when downloading the free software.

Security experts from senzavirus.it[3] remind about a necessity to use reliable download sources, meaning that you should stop using torrents and similar high-risk platforms that are often used to spread malware. Stick to publishers’ sites only.

Additionally, you have to use Advanced/Custom installation instead of Quick/Recommended settings. The latter installer does not openly disclose about third-party software and installs it silently. Meanwhile, Advanced setup reveals optional downloads and allows rejecting their installation.

Get rid of Dealclicks.us redirect virus

The quickest way to remove dealclicks.us virus is to run a full system scan with an updated anti-malware/anti-spyware tool. Once you clean adware-related components from the system, you have to reset all affected web browsers.

However, you can also opt for manual dealclicks.us removal and delete the virus without security software. We have prepared the guidelines below, but we want to warn that you have to be careful. Otherwise, unwanted advertisements and redirects will come back.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Dealclicks.us, follow these steps:

Eliminate Dealclicks.us from Windows systems

These guidelines will help you to eliminate Dealclicks redirect virus from Windows OS:

To remove Dealclicks.us from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Dealclicks.us (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove Dealclicks.us from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Dealclicks.us from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Dealclicks.us-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Dealclicks.us, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Dealclicks.us and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Dealclicks.us-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Dealclicks.us from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Dealclicks.us and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Dealclicks.us removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Dealclicks.us from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Dealclicks.us-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Uninstall Dealclicks.us from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox to stop redirects via Dealclicks.us.

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Dealclicks.us and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Dealclicks.us did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Dealclicks.us removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Dealclicks.us from Google Chrome

Uninstall questionable extensions and reset Google Chrome to get rid of browser redirect problem.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Dealclicks.us by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Dealclicks.us-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Dealclicks.us removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Dealclicks.us from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Dealclicks.us and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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. 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 the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. 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.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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