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Remove Palmodeal Add-On from Mozilla Firefox

Name Palmodeal
Type Adware
Short Description The add-on may collect both PII and non-PII. It is promoted as an online shopping assistant
Symptoms The user may witness unwanted advertisements in the browser.
Distribution Method Mozilla Add-Ons, it’s official page, possibly other freeware pages.
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Palmodeal

Palmodeal is an add-on suitable with Mozilla Firefox and available for download on Mozilla add-ons. Even though the add-on is not considered malicious, it may cause several issues on the system and the browser. First of all, Palmodeal is most likely ad-supported and as such, will generated unwanted advertisements in the browser. Continue reading to learn the risks about using adware and potentially unwanted programs.

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Palmodeal Distribution Method

Aside from being available on Mozilla add-ons, the application is promoted on its official website called ext.palmodeal.com. The extension is designed for the online shopper and should offer discounts and deals on various items. Even if Palmodeal does what it is supposed to do, the user can be affected because of its data collection policy.

Once the extension is added to be browser, various user details may be obtained from the user. The data collection is described in the product’s Privacy Policy. Getting to know the Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Download Agreement of freeware is crucial to keeping your online information safe and sound.

Here are two quotes from the Palmodeal’s Privacy Policy as of September 29, 2015, regarding the type of information collected while using the add-on.

Collection of Non-personally Identifiable Information

→Non-personally identifiable information, which can be gathered by User’s use of PALMODEAL (“Non-personal Information”). The actual identity of the User, from which the Non-personal Information is collected, is not known. Non-personal Information consists of technical information and aggregated usage information, and may contain, among other things, the User’s activity on PALMODEAL, User’s operating system (…).

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information:

→Personally identifiable information is information that identifies an individual User, and may or may not be private or sensitive (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may consist of the User’s IP address or other persistent User identifier, which is unique to your device and assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and used primarily to improve the User’s experience and for geographic personalization and security purposes (…).

If such details are obtained by or sold to a third party, the user may be endangered in several ways:

  • His banking and credit card information may be accessible to hackers.
  • Third party tracking technology may be applied to his browser.

Furthermore, ad-supported software is known to:

  • Generate intrusive or suspicious ads that redirect to predefined or compromised websites.
  • Promote rogue products that affect the system’s performance by altering the Registry.

Palmodeal Removal Options

Palmodeal can be uninstalled manually. We have provided several steps below the article to show you how. However, if you have clicked on any random ads or have been redirected to a suspicious website, your system may have been exposed to spyware. To make sure your PC is flawless and your information is properly protected, consider running a full system scan.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Palmodeal in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Palmodeal.

    Step 2: Remove Palmodeal from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Palmodeal and click “Remove

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    After Palmodeal is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Palmodeal and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Palmodeal is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Palmodeal to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Palmodeal has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Palmodeal
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Palmodeal. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Palmodeal will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Palmodeal automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Palmodeal associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Palmodeal threat: Manual removal of Palmodeal requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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