Being spammed with annoying commercial ads is definitely not anyone's idea of fun, but computer users seldom realize that having the likes of DelightfulDeals could lead to even more serious security issues. Truth be told, commercial pop-ups are more of a nuisance than an actual problem, but you should not underestimate them, because they might as well be embedded with outgoing links to unfamiliar websites. To put it simply, you have to remove DelightfulDeals to protect your system from severe malware threats. Adware programs may not be your worst nightmare, but they surely can be exploited by something like that -- and you cannot afford that.
One thing all users affected by adware programs need to understand is that adware apps seldom travel alone. That is to say, if you happen to have DelightfulDeals running on your system, chances are you have several other programs that are slowing down your computer performance and spamming you with undesirable third-party content. This is so because this adware program cannot be downloaded individually. Sure enough, the program has an official website at delightfuldeals.org, but this site only tells you that while using this browser add-on you can “start shopping today without hurting your budget.” The promotional tagline then continues to say “it’s the complete online shopping tool that gives you the ultimate advantage of comparing the best deals, discounts, and promotions from all your favourite online shopping sites.”
However, if the program is such a useful tool, why does it have to rely on third-party distribution for spreading around the web? Just like TwistTinker, TermTrident, BuyTheApp, and many other applications from the same group, DelightfulDeals is distributed in software packages via the InstallRex, Vittalia, and Amonetize installers. Users initiate the freeware download when they click fake download links in torrent and other p2p websites. Thus, whenever you are about to download something from an unfamiliar site, be sure to click the right button; otherwise you will accidentally download and install a list of unwanted programs. For example, our research suggests that DelightfulDeals often travels with Websearch.hotfindings.info, oursurfing.com, LightningDownloader, and similar programs. Thus, it is highly possible that you could also get infected with a browser hijacker if you download freeware from unknown pages.
Even if it seems that DelightfulDeals provides you with relevant shopping content, you should not be so quick to click the ads. Since the application collects information on your web browsing habits, most of the ads will contain something relevant to your likes and preferences. However, this does not mean that the program will really help you purchase the things you want. DelightfulDeals does not even check where the links in the ads redirect you to. Therefore, in the case of malicious exploitation, you could land on a site that either collects traffic information for online marketing purposes or promotes malware.
Either way, it is not safe to keep DelightfulDeals on your PC, and the sooner you remove this adware program, the better. Make sure you delete the adware extensions from each of your browsers and then protect your PC by investing in a legitimate antispyware application. You should not forget to look out for other potential threats that might have been installed on your system along with the adware program in question. Do all you can to protect you and your computer from harm.
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