Dealply

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Offline hippobagel

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Dealply
« on: April 02, 2013, 02:01:27 AM »
Hey, anyone of you ever heard of Dealply? I found that program on my computer and i do not know what it is about. Because I don't remember installing it, I tried to remove it, but it is still there. So what does it do and why can't I delete it??  :h

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Re: Dealply
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 06:20:01 AM »
It is adware that is suppose to show you popup deals depending on your browsing habits.

It is a browser plugin, have you go into the plugins for the browser you are using and remove the plugin? Just uninstalling the program may not do the trick, the plugin also has to be removed.

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Re: Dealply
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 08:34:14 AM »
thanx Hoov

I did some searching, but i am not quite sure if it is an infection or just an annoying plugin.

It wasn't enough to delete it from control panel only, I also had to remove it from the browsers' addon list and extensions (like you said)  :ty
 I read in this article that its better to download an antimalware tool http://www.americanpendulum.com/en/2013/03/18/dealply-removal/ and so i did.

The good news is, the annoying thing is gone now . Thanks :w2

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Re: Dealply
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 10:03:27 AM »
Glad you were able to get rid of it. But about the antimalware tool, if you installed SpyHunter, I need to let you know it may not be all it claims to be. There have been reports about it in the past that call it dubious.

Personally I recommend Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. There is a free and paid for version. I have the paid for version. I like it and it runs fine with my other security software.

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Re: Dealply
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 01:44:27 AM »
Thank you for the warning :)1
Is there a difference between the paid version and the free one? 

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Re: Dealply
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 07:32:33 AM »
The paid version runs in the background like an antivirus, and also because of that it will run auto updates. There is also one more scanner type available in the paid version. It allows a scan of what is in memory only.

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Re: Dealply
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 02:05:11 AM »
okay, thank you  :w2