If you need a way to save money, DealsFox is not your first choice. It is an adware application that will display a lot of commercial advertisements, veiled as coupons and discount offers on a number of popular online shopping malls. You might ask, what is wrong with coupons? Well, the problem is that DealsFox does not review the content that is embedded in the coupons, so no one can guarantee that you will not land on some dangerous website. In fact, you ought to remove DealsFox from your PC right now to avoid any potential security threats.
During the installation DealsFox can install a number of other applications that can further slow down your computer and compromise your web browser. For example, it offers to install Coupons-Bar Startbar that is supposed to improve your web search experience. However, at the same time, Coupons-Bar smart bar is set as your default search engine and default homepage on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. What is more, you also are offered to install Interstat bandwith quality tester (take note of the spelling mistake in the word on the installation wizard).
If that were not enough, DealsFox also comes bundled with PricePeep, another adware application that “automatically searches across thousands of online-stores to find the most up-to-date information and prices”. It is another program that is supposed to help you save money, but in reality it only slows down your computer and your web browser. Finally, DealsFox also offers to install PalTalk – an application that allows you to video-chat with your friends and “meet new people every day”. The abundance of adware and freeware applications within DealsFox setup files makes us seriously question whether this application is safe enough to keep it on your computer.
The main website at deals-fox.com claims that this application is “a whole new way to save money”, but it really seems like DealsFox is just another adware application that annoys you with random pop-ups, trying to redirect you to affiliated websites. Click adware pop-ups is always a bad idea, because you could be redirected to another web page that either initiates an adware program download, or exposes you to a number of other commercial advertisements.
Since it is clear that DealsFox seldom travels alone, you need to be extremely careful whenever you download freeware apps from third party websites. Also, if you think that your computer might be full of adware applications, scan it with SpyHunter free scanner and all the unwanted programs will be detected at once.
Remove DealsFox from your computer via Control panel and then terminate remaining unwanted applications and extensions. Do everything you can to ensure that your PC does not get infected with malware, and invest in a licensed antimalware tool if you must.
Windows Vista & Windows 7