PopDeals is an adware application that displays commercial advertisements. These advertisements ought to provide you with relevant information on your most favorite goods. However, adware programs seldom display relevant information because they are often used to promote third-party content. PopDeals is no exception. This application will disrupt your web browsing experience and it will spam you with annoying ads that can lead to dangerous websites. In order to protect your computer from various computer security issues, you have to remove PopDeals from the system. Please follow the manual removal instructions below the article.
You most probably installed PopDeals together with a number of potentially unwanted programs. Even though this program is supposed to have an official homepage, popdeals.info does not work. Hence, we can clearly see that the only way PopDeals can enter your computer is through bundled downloads. Just like any other application based on JustPlugit engine, PopDeals get distributed via InstallRex installer. Security research specialists indicate that it may also travel via Amonetize and Vittalia installers, but it is not that common. Users usually initiate a third-party software download when they click fake download buttons on torrent and file sharing websites. This simply proves that you should not download software from unfamiliar websites.
Adware programs are not malicious infections. PopDeals simply tries to generate financial profit for its creators by redirecting you to affiliated websites. When you land on an affiliated websites, you increase their traffic, and it helps these pages generate money because they employ pay-per-click system. Technically, this practice is not illegal, but it is not fail-proof. PopDeals might as well be exploited by cybercriminals to promote and distribute their content. If you are not careful enough, PopDeals could lead you to dangerous websites that are part of malware distribution network.
Therefore, just like TicTacCoupon, LuckyCoupon, SaveNShop, and many other applications from the same group PopDeals cannot be trusted. You need to uninstall PopDeals from your computer immediately.
When you remove this application manually, the extension on Internet Explorer web browser will be deleted automatically. However, you will have to delete PopDeals extensions from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers on your own. Although the newest Google Chrome versions should block this application, you should still perform the same removal steps just to be sure.
After manual removal, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to figure out what other programs must be deleted from your system. When you have all the unwanted applications terminated, get yourself a licensed antispyware tool that will keep your PC protected against any potential threats 24/7.
Windows Vista & Windows 7