How to remove Deal Spy

Deal Spy is a browser add-on that is referred to adware type. If this toolbar is installed on your computer, then it will show different advertisements. This toolbar is not active till the moment, when you visit any online store. If the website that you visit has some special offers and tempting deals, then the toolbar will begin to show all the best coupons to you, no matter what do you think about it. Deal Spy can be installed on your computer without your participation in it or even without your knowledge. This toolbar or any other browser extension can be installed together with the freeware, downloaded from some unofficial websites. This can happen because such potentially unwanted programs like this one are distributed through bundling. If you do not want to be annoyed by Deal Spy any more, then you should remove Deal Spy from your computer.

Automatic solution

There is some information that Deal Spy is able to record the history from your browser and send this information to some organizations that are interested in it, such as some advertisement agencies. Deal Spy can be also installed on your computer with the help of spyware that can penetrate your computer on some malicious websites.

Many users complain that Deal Spy can restore its files and registry entries, so that is why it is very difficult to remove Deal Spy. You should remember that no matter what coupons the toolbar shows you, it violates your privacy and compromises your security. So, if you are eager to remove Deal Spy by yourselves, then you are welcome to use the instructions from this article.

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Remove Deal Spy manually

  1. You should reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. For that you should reboot your PC and press F8 button, when it will begin to load. If you did everything right, then you will see the black screen with the menu. You should select Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.
  2. After that you should remove the following folders and files:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Updater26276\Updater26276.exe
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\ButtonUtil.dll
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Deal Spy-bg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Deal Spy.dll
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Deal Spy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Deal Spy.ico
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Deal Spy.ini
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Installer.log
    C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Uninstall.exe
    %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dieckmbeafcedhihaiadnaanclccfihd\
    %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_dieckmbeafcedhihaiadnaanclccfihd_0\
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Deal Spy\
  3. Remove the following registry entries:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211621176}
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Deal Spy
    Software\Deal Spy
    Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps
  4. After that you should scan your computer with the help of any new-installed and updated antivirus program in order to remove Deal Spy.

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