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Remove Dealicious ads (Mar 2017 update) - Improved Guide

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Short review of Dealicious app

Dealicious virus functions as a “browser add-on that helps you to shop better.”  The idea might be alluring, but this plug-in contains questionable features and several security flaws. Consequently, virus researchers classify it as adware. Claims of delivering only useful advertisements are too ambiguous. It has been found that this add-on is closely related to various third-parties[1]. While using this plug-in, you might get bothered by excessive advertising[2]. It is another indicator suggesting you to remove Dealicious rather than keep it. This adware-type programs can misguide you to shady third-party websites full of installers[3], suspicious prize giveaways, offers to complete suspicious surveys and so on. To prevent unwanted redirects, ignore all “Ads by Dealicious”. The PUP may install tracking cookies and allow third-parties services. On their behalf, they implant cookies or pixels to track your browsing history, search terms, data that you enter in certain websites, clicks, email address, IP address, PC’s location and so on. Alternatively, this questionable add-on might trade such collected information with them in exchange for website support. Don’t worry, your banking information, passwords, and similar information can hardly be reached. If this behavior irritates you, start Dealicious removal without any delay. Be aware that it may affect both Windows and Mac OS. You can use universal malware elimination programs, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner or Malwarebytes Ads by Dealicious
Eventually, popping Dealicious ads may lead you to frustration.

Even though it might seem as a genuine browser add-on, it’s just another copy of AdGazelle, Pine Tree, DealPeak and many others. All programs that are labeled this way need an immediate removal because they may initiate an excessive amount of bothersome advertisements. Dealicious redirect phenomenon might be more troublesome than expected. Since this program is adware, it is likely that it might redirect you to sponsored domains which are poorly protected from virtual threats. While legitimate websites tend to be targeted by hackers as well, such plug-ins are more likely to be compromised[4]. therefore, even if you did not use this plug-in and still see Dealicious ads, it would be better to scan your device. Note that the adware may offer other programs. Decline offers and instead consider eliminating this questionable extension. 

The distribution techniques of the adware

You may get intrigued to install this app from other download sources, such as,, and many others. It’s developers commonly use “bundling” and attach this add-on to various download managers, PDF creators, media players, etc. Dealicious hijack may occur when you overlook add-ons while installing a new application. Note that well-known programs such as Java or Skype may contain disputable attachments as well. Therefore, vigilance while performing an installation is crucial[5]. Instead of usually chosen “Recommended” settings, select “Custom.” Pinpoint the unnecessary optional attachments and carefully unmark them. 

Uninstalling Dealicious plug-in

Get rid of this adware-type plug-in from the device without any hesitation. You can successfully remove Dealicious virus manually or automatically. The latter method might be more convenient since an anti-spyware app locates the source and related files of this PUP and eradicates them within a moment. Do not forget to update both, security applications and system programs. Note that a number of various plug-ins affect browser’ processing speed. Thus, you might review its extensions and uninstall rarely used ones. Lastly, find manual Dealicious removal guidelines below.

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To remove Dealicious ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Dealicious from Windows systems

  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 Dealicious and related programs
    Here, look for Dealicious 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'

Uninstall Dealicious 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 Dealicious 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'

Remove Dealicious from Internet Explorer (IE)

Examine your browser and watch for any toolbars or additional extensions related with Dealicious PUP. Uninstall them in order to lower the risk of meddling with this adware again.

  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 Dealicious 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 Dealicious removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Dealicious ads 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, Dealicious should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Dealicious 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 Dealicious 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 Dealicious removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Dealicious from Google Chrome

  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 Dealicious 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 Dealicious removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Dealicious 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 Dealicious 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 Dealicious removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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