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.
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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- Guide 1: How to Remove GreatDeals from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of GreatDeals from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove GreatDeals from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase GreatDeals from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall GreatDeals from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove GreatDeals from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate GreatDeals from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove GreatDeals from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GreatDeals
Step 2: Uninstall GreatDeals and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by GreatDeals on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by GreatDeals there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of GreatDeals from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall GreatDeals and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove GreatDeals via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove GreatDeals files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as GreatDeals, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove GreatDeals from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase GreatDeals from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall GreatDeals from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove GreatDeals from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the GreatDeals will be removed.
Eliminate GreatDeals from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.