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GreatDeals Removal Manual

GreatDeals or Great Deals is promoted as a useful website that assists users as they shop online by providing them with different deals, coupons, and offers. Such money saving features can be quite attractive; however, experts mark GreatDeals with as adware and PUP due to the numerous advertising materials it displays on the web pages viewed by the user. The sole purpose of adware programs like GreatDeals is to serve as an ad platform for online marketers and boost the web traffic of certain predetermined sites. The promoted ads may not only be intrusive, but they can also link the users to unsafe web locations. The removal of GreatDeals is advisory.

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How Is GreatDeals Distributed?

If you are not using the services promoted on GreatDeals’ official web page and you are still bombarded by a variety of marketing materials labeled Ads by GreatDeals or GreatDeals Ads, then the program has entered your computer bundled with other software you’ve installed recently. Stealth installation of additional programs is quite common, so if you wish to avoid them select the Custom options when installing new software on your machine.

Is GreatDeals Dangerous?

GreatDeals does not pose a direct threat to your computer. The risks associated with the program are related to the third-party materials it displays. Users may land on corrupt web pages or unconsciously invite malware into their computers if they click on the pop-up ads they see in their browsers. GreatDeals and other potentially unwanted programs do not assume liability for the content of the web pages the user end on, once he clicks on the ad.

The ads displayed by GreatDeals match the user’s interests due to the program’s data collecting capability. Adware programs usually track personally non-identifiable information like IP address, browsing history, search entries, etc.

How to Remove GreatDeals from Your Computer?

Users who are satisfied with the ads by GreatDeals are advised to be careful when clicking on any promoted online advertisements. For the ones, who do not want to see any more pop-ups displayed by GreatDeals, we provide a step-by-step removal guide that will help them delete GreatDeals from their computers permanently.

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1. Remove/Uninstall GreatDeals

1. Remove/Uninstall GreatDeals 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 GreatDeals.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove GreatDeals 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


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select GreatDeals and click “Remove


    After GreatDeals 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


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate GreatDeals and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After GreatDeals 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 GreatDeals 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’.


    After GreatDeals 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.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on GreatDeals
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    3. Remove GreatDeals automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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