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Remove SimilarDeals ads (Nov 2016 update) - Virus Removal Instructions

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

What should you do when you see SimilarDeals ads?

SimilarDeals virus may become quite an irritating issue if you ignore it for too long. It is worth mentioning that it is not a destructive nor severe computer infection but it still manages to cause a series of annoying outcomes. Like many adware apps of its kind, the PUP claims to help you find best deals for the lowest price. You can find it in the form of a browser extension. We recommend performing SimilarDeals removal before it attaches other futile toolbars and plug-ins. According to its official website, the network of this plug-in is “fully automated price comparison extension which identifies products via complex algorithms and compares product prices in real-time with our own database.” Some users, who prefer shopping online, might find its feature of notifying of the discovered relevant products, useful. Even if there are any benefits, they are outweighed by the annoying effects. If only were things as real as in this description. The adware might be related to other adware-type applications such as BitSaver, CutThePrice, TheAdBlock, and Extreme Blocker. Remove SimilarDeals right away with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Image displaying SimilarDeals official website
SimilarDeals may look like a useful shopping assistance service when in reality the products, websites or services it promoted are unpredictable and may even be infectious. Do not trust the neat look of SimilarDeals download page and stay away from it

Within a while, the amount of advertisements generated by this PUP become quite annoying. They appear even in the information web pages. If you don’t happen to be a passionate shopping enthusiast, such phenomenon is clearly a problem. What is more, SimilarDeals ads might also misguide you to other affiliated web pages which are poorly protected from external cyber infections. In order to keep users’ attention, such web pages might contain intriguing headlines and links. However, SimilarDeals redirect causes more troublesome effects. The latter domains might be infected with more or less bothersome malware elements. In this regard, the ad results might not be as effective as you expect them to be. If you delay the elimination process, the amount of ads becomes unbearable. Additionally, Similar Deals gathers information about certain parameters of your system and your browsing-related information. Therefore, you should reconsider keeping this program on your computer and the best thing for you to do is to eliminate it.

When did the adware occupy my device?

SimilarDeals hijack tends to occur after users recklessly install new programs. Freeware is a preferred companion for this type of PUPs. You might spot the unwanted application under “Basic” settings. Such bundling technique is frequently employed by creators and distributors of third-party applications. Check each step of the installation process and all advanced options in order to find and untick any suspicious applications. A better option is to choose “Custom” settings. They will reveal option tools. What is more, it is also very important to avoid all sorts of third-party download managers and installers because they are usually designed for the sole purpose of distributing bundled programs and earning income based on the pay-per-install principle. Downloading programs from their official websites will significantly diminish the risk of installing potentially unwanted programs and experience the discomfort caused by emerging ads.

Effective SimilarDeals removal procedure

Questions about SimilarDeals ads

It is not difficult to remove SimilarDeals virus manually nor automatically. In fact, the latter method might be much more convenient. The installed anti-spyware application locates all elements of the PUP and registry values and eliminates them entirely. It comes in handy warding off more severe virtual infections as well. Do not forget that it needs to be updated regularly. In addition, you might combine manual SimilarDeals removal method with the automatic one if you are very cautious about the presence of any malignant elements on the operating system. In addition, keep in mind that user reviews and comments provide useful tips about certain programs. Perhaps, one of them warns you not to install this app?

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To remove SimilarDeals ads, follow these steps:

Delete SimilarDeals 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 SimilarDeals and related programs
    Here, look for SimilarDeals 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 SimilarDeals 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 SimilarDeals 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'

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

Eliminate SimilarDeals 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, SimilarDeals should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Get rid of SimilarDeals from Google Chrome

Carefully go through each step not to miss any essential detail.

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

Delete SimilarDeals 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 SimilarDeals 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 SimilarDeals removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. droods4 says:
    November 25th, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Ads all over the browser!

  2. TickTock!786 says:
    November 25th, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Lost my temper completely. installed the app. I hope it removes the virus completely..if not…!!!

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