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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Remove Deal Keeper Pop-up Ads Permanently?

"Deal Keeper popup adware is driving me crazy.  How do I remove???  Thanks in advance!!!"
Recently, users complain that their computer is infected with annoying pop-up like Deal Keeper. If your computer is also infected with this adware. You are now in the right place to get the useful tips on how to remove Deal Keeper from the computer.

Description of Deal Keeper

Deal Keeper is an adware is created by the cyber criminals to make profits by promoting a lot of unwanted pop-up ads. At first, Deal Keeper just hijack your browser and promote its application. After the computer got infected with the extension, the browser setting will be changed. Deal Keeper will change your browser homepage and new tab. When you open the browser or surf the Internet, you will be redirected to Deal Keeper automatically.

If you click the Start Now button yo continue, you will get the malicious adware on the computer. When surf the Internet, you will constantly get this pop up. It is annoying and unstoppable. The ads will be labeled with "Brought to you by Deal Keeper". Just as the picture shows below:

The ads are very annoying. And Deal Keeper is not responsible for the safety and guarantee of the ads. You should remove this infection, you can refer to the guide as follow. It is highly recommended to scan your computer with a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter to check out the problem in details and remove the Infection.

How to avoid being entangled by infection like Deal Keeper?

1. Never click on a link or attachment in an email that you are not positive is from a trusted source;
2. Beware of internet pop-ups;
3. Set up your Windows Update to automatically download patches and upgrades;
4. Be wary of files with a double extension such as .txt.vb or .jpg.exe.
5. Install real-time anti-spyware protection and Keep anti-malware applications current.
6. Don’t get access to illegal online contents such as gambling or porn.

Solutions to remove Deal Keeper 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove Deal Keeper:

1. Remove Deal Keeper manually.
2. Remove Deal Keeper by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of Deal Keeper

Method 1: Deal Keeper Manual Deletion

Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Remove Deal Keeper extension or add-ons from your browsers.

Internet Explorer

1) Start Internet Explorer and choose “Tools “>”Manage add-ons”.
2) Choose “Toolbars and Extensions”, then find and remove related programs.

3) Restart browser to complete the whole process.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Start Firefox and choose” Tools” > “Add-ons”> ‘Extensions’.
2) Search for related items and remove them.

3) Restart Firefox to complete the process.

Google Chrome

1) Open Google Chrome and click on “Wrench” or “bar” icon in top right corner.
2) Choose “Settings” > “Extensions”, then find and delete add-ons.

3) Restart the browser to complete the whole process.

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Deal Keeper refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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