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Remove DealPly (Free Guide) - Aug 2017 update

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as dealply ads | Type: Malware

DealPly now collaborates with Facebook Messenger virus developers

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DealPly operates as a questionable browser plugin offering you to acquire best discounts and coupons. Due to its activity, it has been labeled as potentially unwanted program[1], specifically, adware. Once it settles on the device, it will:

  • trigger bothersome commercial offers
  • redirect you to potentially malicious sites
  • offer to install corrupted media players
  • shares personally-identfiable information with its business partners

Despite its veneer, the application sparks concerns over its reliability and security. What is more, recent emergence of the new Facebook virus, specifically Facebook Message virus[2], only confirms such speculations. Thus, if you already get frustrated by excessive advertising, it is high time you initiated DealPly removal. Reimage or Malwarebytes might be of assistance in this procedure.

Adware advances to malware?

If you are interested in cyber security, you might find out valuable information in the privacy policy of each application. This adware also presents such document and even mentions that the collection of personal data:

We may, and you approve us to share or transfer information, including Personal Information, internally within our group of companies.
We share Non-Personally Information with third parties, when this is required in order to provide, maintain or improve our services and operation. This is the case with third party offers; we share your Non-Personal Information with third parties for the purpose of providing you with offers we or such third parties think you may be interested in, including based on your statistical Non-Personal Information.

DealPly ads and deals may interrupt your browsing sessions even in news sites or other web pages with minimal advertising. 

If you could earlier more or less disregard adware presence, now the presence of this malware might be a harbinger of more serious issues. Recently, a new version of Facebook virus still has emerged. While the very technique is not new, Plaguing Facebook users with fake “their” videos happens every year if not every half a year.

Now the recent campaign reveals more sophisticated elements. If you receive a message with “[your name] video [emoji],” it does not necessarily mean that your Facebook friend sent you the video. This malware-computer worm also includes a link a link to a supposed video. DealPly VirusTotal screenshot
DealPly now emerges again in new Facebook Messenger virus campaign.

If you click on the link via Chrome browser, you will be redirected through a series of URL addresses, and finally landed to a corrupted YouTube page. In order to play the video, you will be asked to append a shady and non-rated browser extension. If you do the same only via Safari, you will be redirected to a page which asks you enable a fake Flash Player.

The further investigation reveals that the final “result” of this malware campaign is getting infected with DealPly PUP[3]. The corrupted executable file might be named as FlashPlayerPro_[random number].exe or sync.exe. Thus, once you spot Deal Ply redirect issue, take necessary measures to root out the infection.

Transmission techniques diversify

“DealPly hijack” can occur if you accidentally install it as an additional component pinned to the main free application you recently downloaded. If you want to prevent infiltration of the PUP you should be very careful when downloading such programs as PDF creators, video converters, and download managers.

Choose “Custom” settings to notice optional tools. Deselect irrelevant offered software or toolbars. Taking recent emergence of Facebook Message virus, the malware is also distributed via clickjacking. Thus, think twice before you click on a click or a message, even if it is sent by your Facebook friend.

Note that the popups of this adware may target an entire cyber community. Due to the new Facebook Message virus campaign, not only UK users, but, for instance, Norwegian users[4] might be targeted as well. Now let us discuss DealPly removal options.

Ways to eliminate DealPly adware

Many anti-malware and anti-spyware programs already detect DealPly malware. Though originally the adware was invented simply for advertising purposes, you should not label this sample as a classic sample. Thus, apply different elimination methods. Remove DealPly virus with the assistance of malware elimination tool. Do not forget to update it.

Furthermore, check the list of your system applications. This browser infection might have “invited” a couple of other suspicious software into your system as well as Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove DealPly, follow these steps:

Erase DealPly 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 DealPly and related programs
    Here, look for DealPly 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'
  5. Remove DealPly from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove DealPly 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 DealPly 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'

Get rid of DealPly 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 DealPly 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 DealPly removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall DealPly 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, DealPly should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate DealPly 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 DealPly 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete DealPly removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete DealPly from Google Chrome

Simply getting rid of DealPly extensions and toolbars is not sufficient in eradicating the threat. Reset the browser settings and scan the browser as well as the system with malware elimination utility.

  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 DealPly 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete DealPly removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase DealPly 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 DealPly or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by DealPly, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 DealPly removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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