Total Deal Search is an application that should find the best deals for users thus helping them to save some time. It promises to provide users with the “top shopping and coupon deals online on one easy and simple page”, so specialists do not find it surprising at all that some users are determined to keep this application installed on their computers. Of course, not all of them are happy about the presence of Total Deal Search because they see a new page associated with this piece of software when they open the New Tab page of their web browser. According to the information available on its official website, it is a browser extension for Google Chrome only, so users should notice changes applied on this browser only. If you have already found those modifications extremely annoying, do not even consider keeping Total Deal Search installed on the computer. There are other ways to find out about sales and discounts, so you will, undoubtedly, not regret deleting this advertising-supported application from your computer.
Total Deal Search is advertised as a useful application for those users who do not wish to search for deals, discounts, promotional codes, etc., but it seems that it is not as beneficial as it claims to be. Research has shown that this program sets its own page as a New Tab URL without users’ knowledge. This page contains coupons and a search box in the middle. As has been found, it redirects all the search queries to http://api-client.mobitech-search.xyz/ developed by Mobitech. Without a doubt, it is not a reputable search provider, so using it as a default search tool is not recommended. If you ignore this piece of advice, you might click on a sponsored search result one day and end up on a third-party website run by cyber criminals to distribute malicious software. If the main goal of a website is to promote malware, a sophisticated technique might be used to install it on a user’s computer the moment such a page is opened. According to security specialists at 411-spyware.com, all these coupons and ads Total Deal Search might provide users with cannot be fully trusted either. Even though it might seem that they can help to save time and money, specialists believe that they might also take users to untrustworthy websites. Not all these websites are associated with malicious software, of course. Some of them might try to drag out personal information from users, for example, your credit card details might end up in the hands of bad people when you enter these details to complete a payment for your purchase. As specialists have made themselves clear, they are against keeping Total Deal Search installed on the system.
The shopping assistant Total Deal Search has an official website (totaldealsearch.com), but, surprisingly, it cannot be downloaded from there. The download service might be down at the time of writing, or it is being spread using other methods, specialists say. According to malware analysts, since users make complaints that a dubious application has shown up on their computers, it is very likely that it is distributed using not so legal methods. They believe that it does not differ from other similar adware programs, e.g. Torpedo Deals, Mommys Offers, and Finder Deals, and thus might travel in software bundles. This advertising-supported application is definitely not the only item in this bundle. It is very likely that other free applications come together with it to mask it. Of course, you could have found a third-party website to download it too, so we cannot say that bundling is the only method used to distribute Total Deal Search. The illegal entrance of this program simply shows that you are not very careful and you need to go to fix the security loophole on your PC. It is highly advisable to simply install a reputable security application and allow it to work on the computer 24/7.
You must be able to find a new browser extension after installing Total Deal Search, so if you are still not sure whether this piece of software is installed on your PC, go to check the Add-ons Manager. It should be noted that this extension should appear in the list of extensions of Google Chrome only, but security specialists suggest checking other web browsers (Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer) just in case as well.