What is iDeals?
iDeals is a shopping optimizer app that is supposed to display ideal deals for you when you go shopping online, but, unfortunately, instead of showing you the best deals on the web, it may expose you to unsafe third-party content. In fact, this application is an adware infection that should not be kept on your computer if you want to keep your system secure. It is hard to resist clicking when you see allegedly better deals shown by this adware. However, you must remember that this application is free because the creators make lots of money based on the number of times the ads are clicked on. Obviously, the app will make sure that users click as many times as possible. But there is no guarantee that you will be redirected to a legitimate online shop. If you are not aware of the risks with regard to this adware app, you can easily harm your computer. Please read our article to learn why we think that you should remove iDeals right away and how you can do that.
Where does iDeals come from?
As a matter of fact, this adware has its own official website at getideals.com. Interestingly, if you download this useless browser add-on from there, you will be redirected to the Chrome web store. So, practically, you can only have the “best deals” if you prefer to use Google Chrome. However, our malware researchers have discovered that this app also has other versions out there. It may also come in freeware bundles that may be packed with a number of malware infections. The bundled version installs add-ons in all major browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It is possible that most users are infected with iDeals via freeware downloads from unreliable shareware or torrent websites since it is not too likely to find the official site. Therefore, you are better off running a full system scan after deleting iDeals so that you have a clear picture about what other threats may be hiding on your computer.
What does iDeals do?
This adware app claims to be a time and money saver widget that is displayed over the website you are visiting “to provide you with exclusive shopping offers.” It all sounds great, of course. But the truth of the matter is that we have found the third-party ads iDeals keep showing rather questionable. You might be taken to fake online shops if you click on these “best offers.” Imagine sharing your personal details or banking information with criminals on such a website. Not only your privacy would be harmed, but you can also lose money. This adware can collect and share both non-personal and personal information about you and your online habits. Based on this data collection, third parties can target you with ads that are actually relevant to you and reflect your likes and needs. That makes these ads even more dangerous since you will be more inclined to click on them. You should remove iDeals as soon as possible if you do not want to risk being exposed to online scams.
How can I remove iDeals?
In order to manually get rid of this annoying adware you need to do two things. First, you need to uninstall the app via Control Panel and then, you need to remove the browser add-ons from your browsers. If you follow our instructions below, you should be done in a few minutes tops. But do not forget about the other potential threats on your computer. Your system might still be under attack. If you want to make sure that your PC is all safe to use, we recommend using a reliable antimalware program. There are several cheap and trustworthy solutions on the web. Eliminate all the infections from your computer with the click of a button. If you keep this tool updated, you will have total protection from all known malware infections.
iDeals Removal from Windows
- Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the unwanted application and click Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Click on the unwanted program and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+Q and type in Control Panel. Click OK.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
iDeals Removal from Browsers
- Tap Alt+F and select More Tools.
- Choose Extensions.
- Select the unwanted extension and click on the recycle bin.
- In the confirmation window, click Remove.
- Press Alt+T and go to Add-ons.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Select the unwanted extension and click Remove.
- Press Alt+T and select Manage add-ons.
- Choose Toolbars and Extensions on the left.
- Select the unwanted add-on and click Remove.
- Click Close.
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