How to Remove DealPly Adware (Chrome, Firefox, IE)

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DealPly is one of many pesky adware-type programs. In addition to being annoying and useless, this thing is also dangerous. It doesn’t appear to be dangerous, though. Adware seems to be more irritating than harmful which fools many PC users and they ignore the threat. However, every single virus could get out of hand at some point. That means if the seemingly harmless DealPly spends enough time on board, it will cause you harm. Make sure you tackle the parasite before it manages to unleash its malicious potential. You see, adware can’t cause you damage directly. It uses tricks and lies instead. How does the scheme work? It’s actually quite simple. As soon as the parasite sneaks itself onto your machine, it modifies your browsers. DealPly adds an extension to all your preferred browsers. This is it. You could wave your online activities goodbye right away because DealPly creates a mess. The virus injects your browsers with sponsored pop-up ads. These ads have already caught your attention, haven’t they? It’s impossible not to notice a never-ending pile of web links. The DealPly ads are a complete and utter pest. You now have to deal with advertisements every time you surf the Web. Or, should we say, attempt to surf the Web. Finding what you search for online while having a virus on board isn’t easy. At the least, DealPly will make you waste time avoiding its pesky commercials. Restrain yourself from clicking open ANY of these devious pop-ups. As mentioned, the DealPly ads are sponsored. Adware-type programs serve hackers’ malicious purposes which involve profit. Helping you surf the Internet was never what the  DealPly program was about. This pest only generates specific, tailored pop-ups. Some of them lead you straight to malware, as you probably figured out already. However, others could turn out to be perfectly safe. The infection relies on your curiosity and attempts to trick you into clicking. It goes without saying that clicking the ads by DealPly would be a huge risk. If you open the wrong ad, you automatically worsen your situation. Due to the parasite’s presence, you are constantly one single click away from more viruses. This program might also serve as a back door to malware. It even leads to a poor PC performance and slows the PC speed to a crawl. To sum up, you have no reasons to tolerate a devious cyber infection.

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How did I get infected with?

Viruses rarely rely on the PC user’s permission. Malware doesn’t need your approval as it travels the Web in silence. That means you won’t realize right away that your computer has been compromised. Of course, the virus uses all that time to wreak havoc and to make changes. To prevent malware infiltration in the future, watch out for infections. Unless you keep an eye out for potential intruders, it’s very easy to install malware. The number one infiltration method is called freeware/shareware bundling. It’s the most popular technique for a reason. Most people prefer to skip installation steps when installing bundles. There’s no guarantee that hackers haven’t added a bonus virus to the bundle, though. We recommend that you opt for the Advanced or Custom option in the Setup Wizard. Pay close attention to every single program you agree to download. Rushing the installation leaves you oblivious to what you give green light to. Unless you’re in control of the process, it could be crooks. Stay away from illegitimate websites as the program bundles there are unreliable. Another piece of advice is to go through the Terms and Conditions or EULA. Last but not least, many infections get sent to your inbox. You might receive spam messages or fake email-attachments. Delete those ASAP instead of letting some malicious virus loose.

Why is this dangerous?

The adware-type infection has nothing beneficial to offer you. This creation of greedy cyber criminals allows them to make money at your expense. You end up constantly exposed to potentially harmful pop-ups. Being compatible with the most commonly used browsers out there, the virus is extremely problematic. It causes your overwhelmed browsers to crash and/or freeze as well. DealPly will definitely not provide you the best deals. Every single pop-up generated by the parasite is sponsored and unsafe. That includes its discounts, coupons, product offers and price comparisons. If you click the ads, you fall straight into hackers’ trap. You will either fall victim to some financial scam or directly download malware. This nuisance also redirects you to random pages and even spies on your browsing-related data. To delete it manually, please follow our detailed manual removal guide down below.

How to Remove DealPly virus

The DealPly infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the DealPly infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

WARNING! Stopping the wrong file or deleting the wrong registry key may damage your system irreversibly.
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STEP 1: Track down DealPly in the computer memory

STEP 2: Locate DealPly startup location

STEP 3: Delete DealPly traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

STEP 4: Undo the damage done by the virus

STEP 1: Track down DealPly in the computer memory

  • Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.


  • Write down the file location for later reference.

Step 2: Locate DealPly startup location

Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

Clean DealPly virus from the windows registry

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

delete backgroundcontainer

  • Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.

Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection

Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host

If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:


STEP 3 : Clean DealPly traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

  • Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the DealPly by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

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  • Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the unwanted Extension
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

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  • Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

Step 4: Undo the damage done by DealPly

This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.

Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for DealPly, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.

To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.

  • Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
  • go to Network and Internet
  • then Network and Sharing Center
  • then Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!

You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to

  • Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.


  • in the target field remove DealPly argument and then apply the changes.
  • Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
  • Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.

How to Permanently Remove DealPly Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.

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