Vitim’s voice from Helen: I have had Deal Fairy on my computer. It’s a desktop. I wonder whether it is a legal program or not. I thought if it was a virus then it might not be shown in Programs and Features but it was and I could uninstall it there. That was why I didn’t put in the area of virus. However after I uninstalled it, I can still see it on my browsers (I have Firefox, Google chrome and IE on my computer for my work reason). I am unable to get rid of it completely I think. Each time I tried to uninstall it, it appeared again. Can anybody help me with that? I am not a computer savvy and am looking forward to be helped. I will be very grateful if someone can assistant me with that.
What Is Deal Fairy Pop-up Ads Indeed?
If your computer is infected with Deal Fairy, you will see it every time you open your browser to go shopping online. It can be shown at the top of the page you are on and in its window it lists many seem-useful messages there which are saying about some coupon ads. It looks so legal that you even trust it is a real useful add-on of browsers. But you shall be disappointed to find out that it is only a malware. What it lists is not all real. You will be redirected to some strange websites showing no relationship with the coupon. And the page contains much malware links and it is such an easy thing to make a mistake by clicking on one of them and will lead to the install of unknown programs as well as other add-ons.
Different from normal browsing applications that aim at giving help to people when they surf on the internet, Deal Fairy is turns out to be an ad-ware on browsers. That doesn’t mean it just gives you pages of ads to click on or open, but also make some unwanted pop ups when you are purchasing online, such as new tabs are opened without your intention and some unsafe sites appears beside your current page.
It is categorized into a browser add-on which is familiar with browser hijackers. Deal Fairy changes the default setting of your browsers and causes a loss of speed when you are surfing. You can feel clearly that the surfing speed is quite slow. That is because the ad-ware takes too much resource of the system. Constant pop ups and opening of unknown websites without intention are results of getting infected with such an ad-ware.
Shortly speaking, Deal Fairy pop-up ads should be removed from your computer as soon as possible not only for the safety of the computer but also for privacy security issues. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help if you have no idea on how to do that.
Troubles Issues That Caused by Deal Fairy
A. It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
B. Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups of advertisements
C. Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
D. Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
E. Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
F. It may bring further infections which can direct the user to infectious sites
G. Makes the browser runs slow, and uses a big part of system resources
How to Get Rid of Deal Fairy Completely?
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end processes related to Deal Fairy. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete associating files and registry entries with Deal Fairy(Deal Fairy Pop-up Ads) in Registry Editor as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Deal Fairy\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Deal Fairy\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Deal Fairy\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Deal Fairy\DisplayName Deal Fairy
Step E: Make sure home pages on each browser are not changed automatically and search engines are with default settings.
Video on How to Remove Browser Hijacker Virus
Deal Fairy(Deal Fairy Pop-up Ads) is an adware and does the same as a browser hijacker when it is installed in your computer. It can changes the default settings of all your browsers (including Google Chrome, Firefox, and IE). Variety pop-ups and redirects can be played by it too. It can make you make mistakes by clicking some unknown and unsafe links made up by underlined words. You may install other malware and related adware in that way. To get a good environment to use the internet and be relief when surfing we need to get it off our PCs as soon as we can.
Suggestion: Still can’t get rid of Deal Fairy Pop-up Ads from the browser? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help and save your computer from all the troubles and future consequences.
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on June 16, 2013 12:28 pm