What is DropIntoDeals?
DropIntoDeals is yet another useless application from Engaging Apps that pretends to be beneficial by alerting you about coupons on “thousands of participating e-commerce sites.” In reality, this browser extension is nothing else but an adware program. It is only beneficial for its developers by displaying third-party advertisements. Of course, you also need to click on those ads for the developers to make money as that is how this adware generates traffic for affiliated partners. You need to understand that by clicking on third-party ads you do not only support possible cyber criminals, but there is also a chance that you get redirected to unsafe websites. Adware applications are also distributed together with other malware programs most of the time, which may mean multiple security threats for you if you did not install a standalone version. All in all, according to our researchers you should delete DropIntoDeals if you intend to keep your system’s integrity.
Where does DropIntoDeals come from?
The first sign that you are dealing with an unreliable application hits you when you visit its official website at dropintodeals.com and try to download it. Instead of the extension starting to download or install in your browser, you will be informed by a pop-up window that the extension is currently unavailable due to a supposed maintenance issue. This is not the first time we have seen this pop-up. In fact all the applications coming for Engaging Apps and Intriguing Apps have the same download “functionality” on their websites. This is a real red flag situation that should signal you that there is something shady going on here; partly, because the extension somehow does land on lots of computers.
The “secret” behind the distribution of this adware is, of course, a frequently used method called software bundling. DropIntoDeals can actually be found with other malware infections travelling in the same bundle. And how is it the easiest to spread these bundles? Of course, on websites that promote free software; especially, ones that are of questionable reliability. One click on the wrong button and you may be “richer” with a bunch of infections. Most often these may be adware apps, potentially unwanted programs, and browser hijackers as well. If such a package sneaks onto your computer, deleting DropIntoDeals will not get you too far; you will have to deal with each and every other infection as well.
What does DropIntoDeals do?
Our researchers have discovered that this adware is identical to PriceHorse, Price-hipo, and Price Slayer, which we have already covered on our website. Having your computer screen filled with pop-up advertisements can be rather disruptive and annoying. DropIntoDeals has no use for you and, in fact, it may put your virtual security at risk by its advertisements. We suggest that you stay away from these ads and never click on them. It might happen that you get taken to a malicious website and get scammed in a variety of ways. There is really no reason to keep this useless application on-board.
How do I remove DropIntoDeals?
If you want to get rid of this adware manually, you can follow our guide below and you should be free of this infection in a few minutes tops. But in order to be able to keep your computer clean of malware infections, it is important that you set some rules for yourself regarding your browsing routine. With a few simple steps, such as choosing carefully the websites you visit or the links and ads you click on, you can actually reduce the chances of such attacks.
DropIntoDeals Removal from Windows
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Access Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the unwanted application and press Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Click on the unwanted program and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
- Select the unwanted application and press Uninstall.
DropIntoDeals Removal from Browsers
- Press Alt+F and go to More Tools.
- Choose Extensions.
- Select the unwanted extension and click on the recycle bin.
- In the confirmation window, press Remove.
- Tap Alt+T and select Manage add-ons.
- Choose Toolbars and Extensions on the left.
- Select the unwanted extension and remove it.
- Press Close.
- Tap Alt+T and go to Add-ons.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Select the unwanted extension and press Remove.
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