|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.
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.
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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Palmodeal.
Step 2: Remove Palmodeal from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Palmodeal and click “Remove”
After Palmodeal is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
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’.
After Palmodeal has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Palmodeal
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Palmodeal from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Palmodeal from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Palmodeal from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Palmodeal from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Palmodeal from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Palmodeal from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Palmodeal from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Palmodeal from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Palmodeal
Step 2: Uninstall Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Palmodeal from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Palmodeal, 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 Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal 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 Palmodeal will be removed.
Eliminate Palmodeal 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.