How to Get Rid of Dolphin Deals (Adware/PUP)

Jul 18th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog Easy PC Repair Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is Dolphin Deals? And how does it work?
Dolphin Deals is created by SuperWeb LLC and acts like a shopping assistant that gives you shopping deals. However, it is also an irritating program categorized as both an adware and a potentially unwanted program that diminishes your browsing quality. Some users even classify this program as a virus infection due to its peculiarity which isn’t entirely correct. Even though it isn’t a virus, it can be annoying as annoying as one since it possesses such qualities:
Interrupt your browsing sessions
Constant redirect to suspicious sites
Monitor your browsing activities
Gathers your browsing-related information
It is no surprise that it collects your information since this program needs them to provide you with sponsored contents in the form of ads, pop-ups and banners that matches your interest based on your browsing habits. This is quite alarming since the information gathered might be shared with third-parties that could put your security at risk, after all, these kinds of programs are all after one thing: to generate revenue through sponsored contents.
How is Dolphin Deals distributed?
Like most PUPs, Dolphin Deals can sneak its way into your computer through other programs. This kind of distribution is called software bundling. Along with legitimate software, they attach other suspicious program like Dolphin Deals into the bundled package. That’s why when users install this package, if they are not careful and cautious enough, they’ll also end up installing the unwanted program. to avoid this from happening again and in the future, be sure to select the Custom or Advanced installation process in order to remove other attached programs so that it won’t be installed as well.

To get rid of Dolphin Deals, follow the removal guide below:
Step 1: Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 2: Look for any suspicious program related or responsible for the Dolphin Deals and then Uninstall it.

Step 3: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 4: Go to the directories listed below and delete everything suspicious in it. Or other directories you might have saved the file related to Dolphin Deals.
%USERPROFILE%\Downloads
%USERPROFILE%\Desktop
%TEMP%

Step 5: Look for the installer or software bundle you have downloaded or any suspicious executable file that may be responsible for the Dolphin Deals.

Step 6: Right-click on it and click Delete.

Step 7: Empty your Recycle Bin.

Step 8: Remove Dolphin Deals from your browsers by resetting them.

Google Chrome
Launch Google Chrome and open its menu by pressing Alt + F.
Click Settings.
Click Show advanced settings located at the bottom part of the page.
Click the Reset settings.
And then click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox.
Press Alt + H.
Look for Refresh Firefox a t the top and click on this button.
In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.

Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer.
Press Alt + T and click Internet Options.
Click on the Advanced tab and then click Reset.
Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
Click Reset.

Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of Dolphin Deals:
Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro.
Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.

After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit Enter.

Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.

Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.

Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro
A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

Click OK to launch SpyRemover Pro.

Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

Register SpyRemover Pro to protect your computer from future threats.

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