Deepteep is an application that attempts to affect your browsing in a very aggressive way. For instance, it may replace the default homepage of your Chrome, Firefox, IE, or Edge browser with another domain, it may install a new search engine or a toolbar and may initiate some unwanted page redirects, which could land you on various sites filled with ads, pop-ups and banners.



This application is usually distributed as an additional component in the installers of various free programs and may get installed in the system along with them. Due to this feature and the ability to change the browser settings, Deepteep is categorized as a browser hijacker. On this page, we will discuss all the specifics that you need to know about it as well as some very useful tips about prevention and protection. What is more, those of you, who want to uninstall the new browser changes and get their previous settings back can find a detailed Removal Guide below, which contains exact instructions on how to remove Deepteep and all of its homepage domains, search engines, toolbars and unwanted page redirects.

 What is Deepteep?

Deepteep is an application categorized as a Windows browser hijacker that will change the homepage and search engine for your web browser at Deepteep can be installed on Chrome, Firefox and other browsers and it can change their settings without permission.

Deepteep is generally a safe web browser tool. As most other browser hijackers, it contains no malicious scripts and unlike computer threats such as Ransomware, Spyware or Trojans, it isn’t normally used for criminal activities. Still, since it operates on the basis of page-redirecting and ads-generation, this application may cause some issues with your normal browsing and the way your Chrome, Firefox, Opera or IE browsers behave. For instance, Deepteep may try to affect the user’s behavior online by forcing them to use its newly set search engine, homepage or toolbar also by redirecting them to various promoted web pages which might be full of annoying ads, pop-ups and banners.

This behavior normally raises a lot of questions and concerns among the affected users because, first of all, it is usually unexpected and, secondly, it imposes changes which might not have been directly approved by the user but may greatly modify the way the web browser behaves. For example, when you click on a link, on an ad or on a pop-up from the search results that Deepteep may display, you may be redirected to some unfamiliar, suspicious and even unsafe web pages, the legitimacy of which may be questionable. In addition, you may have to constantly try to remove annoying blinking boxes and commercial messages from your screen with each browsing session. Dealing with all this can be both really annoying and sometimes even dangerous because many cyber criminals often take advantage of various random ads, pop-ups and redirects and use them to distribute viruses. Thus, if you do not want to become a victim of a nasty Ransomware or a Trojan horse infection, you have to be very careful with what you click on and where you get redirected to.

With the automatic page redirects and the endless stream of ads which Deepteep may generate on your screen, however, this may not be possible. That’s why, we would recommend that you uninstall the browser hijacker in order to permanently remove all of its activities from your browser. Additionally, it’s a good idea to look for other dubious extensions or plugins that might currently e on your system and get rid of them as well. You can do that manually or by using an automatic malware removal application. Tools such as the professional Deepteep removal tool from this page can quickly find and delete the browser hijacker and all of the components without risk for your system. Still, if you’re looking for a manual removal solution, you’ll find it at the end of the article.

How to keep your browser safe?

You can find applications like Deepteep and similar ad-generating and page-redirecting software in various web locations. Typically, they are bundled in the installer of different free applications like video players, games, new apps or PDF converters but you can also find them in torrents, spam messages, free download links or automatic installation managers. Luckily, they cannot infect you or sneak inside your system the way a Ransomware virus or a Trojan Horse could so you can easily avoid them if you follow some basic safety rules. Basically, to prevent your browsers from getting hijacked, you should pay close attention to the software that you install and get used to utilizing the Advanced/Custom setup settings which can help you control and customize the installation process and disable any additional and potentially unwanted components which might have been bundled with the given installer.


Name Deepteep
Type  Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Deepteep Removal

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author

Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


  • Hi, I’ve just found deepteep on my laptop and reading the blurb here about what it is, I wonder if it has been installed as I choose to use Ecosia as my search engine? Does it need to be there for Ecosia to work?

    • Hi Iain,
      you can get viruses such as this one, from almost everywhere. It might be from Ecosia, but it might be from Chrome too. You just have to be careful where you are going in the internet and what thing you are clicking. I don’t think you need Deepteep in order for Ecosia to work. You have to remove Deepteep by following the steps included here in this link .

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