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
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  This program may initiate page redirects and impose certain browser changes to your default browsing app. 
Distribution Method Typically distributed via automatic installation managers, torrents, software bundles, spam messages, ads and free download links. 
Detection Tool

Deepteep Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:


If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.


Deepteep  Remove Deepteep from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  Deepteep —–> Manage Add-ons.


Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Deepteep —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Deepteep Remove Deepteep from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  Deepteep  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.


Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
DeepteepRemove Deepteep from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:


Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!



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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.


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