What is DealHut?
DealHut is a Google Chrome extension that claims to display the best and the hottest deals for you while you are shopping online, but our malware specialists say that you need to be careful with this extension. As a matter of fact, this application has been classified as an adware program. As such, you cannot trust the third-party ads and deals it shows you. Most probably, this adware simply advertises affiliated websites, online shops to generate traffic to those sites. Therefore, you cannot really know if the displayed offer is the best one on the web or a simple trick to make you click on it. It is also possible that this unreliable application finds its way to your computer in a bundle that may be packed with other malware infections. Therefore, its presence may be an indication of multiple threats. We recommend that you remove DealHut before you find yourself on a questionable website that may cause more trouble for your system than you could handle manually.
Where does DealHut come from?
There are mainly two ways for this adware to show up on your machine. First, you can officially download it from the Chrome Web Store. But even that should not mislead you to think that this extension is all legitimate. You need to know that there are thousands of extension in the web store and it takes time for them to sort out the unreliable ones. Therefore, it is quite possible that in the near future you will not even find DealHut there anymore. It is a bit suspicious already that there is no screenshot attached to the extension, but it becomes even more questionable when it comes to the other option for its distribution, which is software bundling.
You need to be very careful when you install bundled software because the package may contain several malware programs beside legitimate free software. You may expose your computer and your privacy to serious risks if you happen to install a number of adware applications and browser hijackers, which are the most common threats in these bundles. You can use the Control Panel and check for unfamiliar or suspicious applications in the list of installed programs, or check the extensions lists in your browsers if you would like to figure out manually what may threaten your computer. A safer and more effective way would be the use of a reliable antimalware program that could detect and eliminate all known infections. If you want to protect your computer, the first thing you should do is remove DealHut.
What does DealHut do?
This extension only works in Google Chrome, which is definitely not an advantage if your preferred browser is a different one. But this application can still be on your machine even if you did not install it knowingly, as we have already mentioned. It may only be annoying, of course, if you use Chrome, because it can only display third-party ads and deals through that browser. There is an important thing to understand about third-party ads: They are never guaranteed to be reliable and safe. By clicking on a compromised ad you might land on a malicious website, for example. This is how most online frauds start – with a single click on the wrong ad or link. So, if you would like to avoid such an experience, we suggest that you delete DealHut right away.
How do I delete DealHut?
Although this adware has no uninstaller and cannot be removed via Control Panel, it is still not too complicated to do so. You have to take care of the extension in Google Chrome. If you have never done that before, please use our guide below. Protecting your computer should be a priority if you do not want to fight constant battles against malware threats. Keep your programs, including your browsers, and your drivers all up-to-date if you want to make it harder for schemers to exploit them.
How to remove DealHut from your browser
- Press Alt+F and choose More tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Find the unwanted extension in the list and click the trash can.
- Press Remove in the confirmation window.
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