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Remove RealDeal virus

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as RealDeal ads, RealDeal redirect, ads by RealDeal | Type: Adware

What is RealDeal?

RealDeal is another useless browser extension that in reality can hardly improve people’s browsing experience and help them in other way. In fact, this application is very tricky and shouldn’t be installed on the system if you don’t like to see continuous pop-up notifications reporting about discounts, price comparisons, sales and similar things. After adding RealDeal adware to your PC system, it may drop its randomly named extensions (Reeldeal, REAldael, realdieala, etc.) on each of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. In addition, it may alter your start page and default search engine or may start tracking your browsing habits. In most of the cases, such adware-type applications are interested in people’s search terms, mostly visited websites, data that is entered there, etc. Nevertheless, they may also collect email addresses, information, which is related to PC (its IP address, location, etc.) and similar data. By the way, this program was categorized as an adware because it may also try to flood its victims with different kinds of advertisements. After clicking them, you may be redirected to questionable websites or may even be tricked into downloading other PUPs to your computer. If you have been suffering from annoying advertisements that are labeled as ‘Ads by RealDeal’, ‘Powered by RealDeal’, ‘Brought by RealDeal’, ‘Ads not by this site’, etc., you should consider scanning your computer with an anti-spyware program and automatically remove this potential threat.. For that we highly recommend using Reimage.

How can RealDeal hijack my computer?

This potentially unwanted program, just like many other suspicious programs, relies on a couple of distribution techniques. First of all, this program may be promoted as a shopping helper. Beware that it can be presented and distributed thru various download websites, such as download, cnet and similar sites. Moreover, RealDeal virus may also use a very deceptive distribution method that is called bundling. We are completely sure that this ad-supported application may travel bundled with numerous freewares that are floating the internet right now, such as download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software and similar programs. That’s why you should be extremely careful when downloading such programs to your computer. It seems that you should try to be more attentive when installing doubtful free programs and select only Custom or Advanced installation option. In addition, you should uncheck all suspicious check marks that claim that you want to install ReadDeal on your machine. Unfortunately but there are hundreds of similar advertisers that are using this gap in order to transfer potentially unwanted programs and adwares to PC systems without an appropriate permission asked.

How to remove RealDeal virus from my computer?

As we have mentioned before, this application may hide in your system without you knowing this. In addition, it may hide under different name for trying to postpone its removal. If you want to get rid of ads by RealDeal, try to check your recently installed programs and remove odd-looking ones. Follow these guidelines and stop RealDeal redirects or other issues.

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 RealDeal virus, follow these steps:

Get rid of RealDeal 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 RealDeal and related programs
    Here, look for RealDeal 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 RealDeal 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 RealDeal 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'

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

Delete RealDeal virus 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, RealDeal should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove RealDeal 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 RealDeal 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 RealDeal removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

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

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

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  1. Anonymous says:
    August 27th, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I am getting plummeted by realdeal ads right now…

  2. Andre McEwen says:
    September 17th, 2014 at 3:18 am

    My brother used my computer last week and added this virus, I tried uninstalling all I could find, and removing extensions, even AVG found NOTHING on my PC. But thanks to this advice, I have successfully removed the virus, thanks heaps guys!

  3. Nimble says:
    June 27th, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    It wont remove when i try, help!

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