What is Dolphin Deals
Dolphin Deals by Yontoo Technology Inc is malicious browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. main functionality of this application is to display ads and pop-ups promoting software and goods to users. Usually content of Dolphin Deals ads is not connected to the page it is displayed on as it can be displayed on any site in form of highlighted links or banners. Ads can be differentiated as they are signed as “brought by Dolphin Deals” or “Ads by Dolphin Deals” or “powered by Dolphin Deals”. Below are working instructions that explain how to remove Dolphin Deals from your computer.
How Dolphin Deals infected your PC
Dolphin Deals installs with free programs. It can be a free option in installation window of free software like media converters, players etc. Like shown on the picture below, if user sticks with default “Express” installation, Dolphin Deals will be installed along with application. Users need to choose “Custom” installation and uncheck proper check-boxes. But the better idea will be to close and remove this installer as you never know what else it will install. Antivirus will not stop this installation. There are only few programs that are able to remove Dolphin Deals, one of them is SpyHunter 5 (download below).
Download Dolphin Deals Removal Tool for Windows
To remove Dolphin Deals from Windows completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Dolphin Deals and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Alternative Removal Tool
To remove Dolphin Deals from Windows completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Dolphin Deals and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. Trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.
Remove Dolphin Deals manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Dolphin Deals removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Dolphin Deals installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Dolphin Deals from Control Panel
To start removing Dolphin Deals you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Dolphin Deals from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Dolphin Deals.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Dolphin Deals from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Dolphin Deals and click Uninstall.
Remove Dolphin Deals from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Dolphin Deals, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Dolphin Deals
In some cases Dolphin Deals won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Dolphin Deals. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Dolphin Deals folder and files. This happens, because file DolphinDealsBHO.dll or service updateDolphinDeals.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Dolphin Deals in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Dolphin Deals
Remove Dolphin Deals add-on from your browsers
Removing Dolphin Deals from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Dolphin Deals extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Dolphin Deals extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Dolphin Deals extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Dolphin Deals from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Dolphin Deals, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Dolphin Deals.
Generally, Dolphin Deals does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Dolphin Deals extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Dolphin Deals files:
Dolphin Deals folders:
C:\Program Files\Dolphin Deals
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Dolphin Deals
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Dolphin Deals. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.