FreeDeal is a freeware application that is categorized as adware. This program has entered your computer together with freeware applications. If you download various apps from third-party websites on a regular basis, do not be surprised if you are constantly attacked by annoying ads. FreeDeal is definitely one of those programs that display unwanted pop-ups. It may also accidentally expose you to malicious websites, so it would be in your best interests to remove FreeDeal from your computer as soon as possible. While you are at it, make sure you remove other unwanted applications as well.
We strongly recommend removing all potentially unwanted applications in a go because it is clear that FreeDeal does not come alone. It doesn’t have a direct distribution source, and like most of the adware applications it comes bundled in software packages. This also means that users often are not aware of the fact that they install FreeDeal onto their computers themselves. For example, if you downloaded a freeware application recently, and it was installed via a third-party installer, it is very likely that you installed more than just one application on your PC. This especially applies if you tend to skip various installation steps.
Apart from annoying pop-ups, FreeDeal also raises other security concerns. For example, adware programs employ tracking cookies to monitor your web browsing habits. This way FreeDeal finds out what websites you visit, and what you usually search for. As a result, the adware program can target customized advertisements at you. Whenever you access a supported website, which is most probably a popular online store, FreeDeal will display pop-ups and other types of ads that cater to your likes and preferences. It will seem as though through these ads you can purchase something at a lower price. However, you should not better than to trust FreeDeal.
Adware programs are not malicious, but they are not safe either. FreeDeal is not legally responsible for whatever content gets embedded into its ads. In order words, if you click FreeDeal pop-ups, you click them at your own risk. If this adware program happens to be exploited by cyber criminals, it can become a malware distribution tool. In such a case, you would risk getting infected with malware.
Before any of that happens, remove FreeDeal from your computer immediately. Open Control panel and uninstall all the potentially unwanted applications. The best way to determine which programs could be harmful is to scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool. Do not hesitate to invest in a reliable computer security application; because you need to be sure your computer is protected from harm 24/7.
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