What is PopDeals
PopDeals is malicious browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. PopDeals was developed to show ads, deals, coupons. it is classified as adware, although it may seem useful. It copies its files to Program Data folder and installs add-ons in all major browsers if they are installed on your PC. Contents of PopDeals advertisements relates on the contents of the websites, but it is not recommended to click on them, as they may lead to malware or adware. Learn how to uninstall PopDeals from computer.
How PopDeals infected your PC
PopDeals is installed along with freeware. It automatically installs in the background, when you run download client or software installer. As a rule, adware offer looks like check-boxes or window with “Accept” or “Decline” buttons. To avoid PopDeals you need to uncheck it or click “Decline”. Antiviruses cannot protect from PopDeals. But there are several programs that can remove PopDeals, one of them is Norton Antivirus.
Download PopDeals Removal Tool
To remove PopDeals completely we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of PopDeals and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove PopDeals manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full PopDeals removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of PopDeals installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove PopDeals from Control Panel
To start removing PopDeals you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove PopDeals from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find PopDeals.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove PopDeals from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find PopDeals and click Uninstall.
Remove PopDeals 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 PopDeals, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall PopDeals
In some cases PopDeals won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PopDeals. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing PopDeals folder and files. This happens, because process PopDeals.dll or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use Norton Antivirus or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall PopDeals 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 PopDeals
Remove PopDeals add-on from your browsers
Removing PopDeals 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 PopDeals extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find PopDeals extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose PopDeals 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 PopDeals from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable PopDeals, 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 PopDeals.
Generally, PopDeals 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 PopDeals extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension PopDeals
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 PopDeals. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.