DealTotal wants to pose as a useful browser extension that can help you find the best deals while you are shopping online, but, in reality, this is just another useless and potentially harmful adware program of the kind the web is swarming with. Since its developer, XDisc Corp Ltd., is a creator of known adware and potentially unwanted programs, you should not trust this extension for a moment. One thing is sure: It will definitely show you pop-up and banner ads about all kinds of deals, but these ads may hold some unpleasant surprises for you, apart from being rather annoying. The company cannot guarantee the reliability of any third-party content you may be exposed to through either its website or the extension itself. If you want to keep your PC safe, you should remove DealTotal right away. You may think that you can avoid the risks simply by not clicking on the ads, but, if you read on, you will understand why we do not think it is a good idea to leave this infection on-board.
This adware application has an official-looking site at dealgrabber.co/lp/index-vidto.html, which looks more like a very simple webpage, where you can find some limited information about DealTotal. In fact, this is all you can learn about this adware: “DealTotal is a light-weight browser extension that simply shows you better deals before you shop online, and save you money! The extension injects contextual advertisements on applicable websites.” This page also offers you an optional sponsored offer by making OurSurfing your default search engine, home page, and new tab. "Unfortunately," you cannot download the application even if you click on the fake video that looks like the only thing you can actually click on. What really happens is that you will be redirected to another suspicious website.
Of course, it is nothing unique that an adware application cannot be downloaded from its own website. Still, it is rather suspicious and should be a clear sign that you are dealing with a totally unreliable program. So you might wonder how it can end up on your computer if you could not have downloaded it from this website. The answer is, of course, bundles. Just like most adware programs, DealTotal also uses freeware bundles to spread itself over the net. However, these packages often contain more than one infection. Therefore, when you install such a bundle you need to be extra careful to opt out of the unwanted components until you can. If you end up with a number of malware threats on your computer, your choices will be limited to deleting DealTotal and all the other infections as well.
The advertisements displayed by this suspicious adware should not be trusted. You might end up on malicious websites by clicking on them. There are a lot of infected or suspiciously-functioning sites that you should avoid at all costs. Landing on these is an annoying experience as you may find yourself on fake sites or ones with a lot of third-party ads. You can even start an avalanche of redirections by visiting a compromised page. In order to avoid this kind of exposure to cyber criminals and their scams, you should not hesitate to delete DealTotal.
If you now have no doubt about the fate of this useless adware, it is time to eliminate it. Please use our guide below if you do not know how to remove extensions from your browsers. If you prefer automated solutions, we suggest that you invest in a reputable antimalware program that will take care of all the threats on your PC and also protect it from future attacks.