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Remove DealStream ads (Virus Removal Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

You keep seeing “Ads by DealStream,” “ DealStream ads” and similar pop-up ads on your PC screen all the time? Are you wondering what is the problem? Do you want to see these ads? Alternatively, maybe you do wish to eliminate them for good? Please read this report to find out what are the cons of this program – because there hardly are any pros.

DealStream – why it is a bad program?

DealStream pretends to be an amazing shopping assistant app that is supposed to enhance user’s shopping experience. In reality, it is a free program for users, but it gains revenue from the third-party sponsors. As a result, users can get this app for free, but then they become marionettes to generate income for the developers of DealStream. How? The answer is simple.

DealStream is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is mostly spread in a shady computer programs’ distribution way, which is called bundling. It means that this application can be attached to any free program – and if the computer user downloads such program and installs it carelessly, he/she may end up with DealStream on their system. This is where DealStream begins to initiate its arbitrary activities. Once landed on the victim’s computer, it places its files in the Windows Registry. Then it installs its components to each web browser that is installed on the victim’s computer. Therefore, it may affect Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. On the official page of DealStream PUP, it suggests to install an extension to Google Chrome only – but it is because Google Chrome is one of the most popular Internet browsers at the moment.

Questions about DealStream ads

DealStream ads

Once this rogue application attaches itself to the Internet browsers, it starts to track victim’s activity on the web – so it means it may reveal your browsing history, downloads, bookmarks, IP address and even search queries to its third-party partners. Also, this information can be used to deliver targeted ads for you. DealStream is going to send you various ads in a form of banners, in-text links, and pop-ups; however, even if these ads look appealing, you should never click on such ads. They are sponsored by unreliable sources, and you might get redirected to suspicious websites that can be dangerous. We recommend you to remove DealStream with an anti-spyware program – like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

DealStream distribution methods:

As we have already mentioned, DealStream virus can be spread via the bundling method. The developers of DealStream make deals with other free software developers and pay money for them in order to be able to bundle DealStream with other free applications. As a result, software bundles are being built. This is why you have to be very careful whenever you decide to download freeware or shareware from the Internet. We recommend downloading programs only from trustworthy websites. It is also a good idea to read feedback about the program and the website that provides the download link – you can find out whether you should download the program from that or from another website. However, it is even possible to reject optional applications like Deal Stream even if you DID download a bundled software pack. All you have to do is to choose “advanced” or “custom” installation method and deselect suggestions to install extra programs. If you think that Deal Stream has already infiltrated your system, continue to the page 2 to find out how to remove it.

How to remove this unpleasant application from my computer?

To remove DealStream, you can use the anti-spyware program, but you can also delete this suspicious application on your own. The 2-spyware research team has prepared comprehensive DealStream removal instructions for you – follow the steps below and you will easily eliminate this PC intruder.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. 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 DealStream ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall DealStream 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 DealStream and related programs
    Here, look for DealStream 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'

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

Get rid of DealStream 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, DealStream should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate DealStream 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 DealStream 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 DealStream removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase DealStream 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 DealStream 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 DealStream removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall DealStream 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 DealStream 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 DealStream removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

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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Jake Doevan
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  1. PaulDreko says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 5:08 am

    These removal instructions worked! I am so happy that I can browse the Internet normally again. Thank you.

  2. leo says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 5:10 am

    could not find any real deals. fake app! do not install it. i have just uninstalled it and the ads are gone. they were really, really intrusive. deceptive application.

  3. Mistakesz says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Its funny now, but I even tried to uninstall my Internet Explorer browser when I started to receive these ads. Of course, it did not help. Oh well! But then a single thought came to my mind that I can search it on the web… LOL. Now DealStream is gone. 🙂

  4. Rob.Kazinsky says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Yesterday this freaking scam app redirected me to a virus-filled website, thanks for nothing!!! Deleting it asap!

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