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This page is designed to help you remove “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. Pleads to “shopping deals entfernen” have recently flooded our channels, signifying this virus is very well-spread in Germany.

"Brought by Shopping Deals" Virus

“Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus

Shopping Deals Entfernen

NOTE: If you are a German citizen, pay extra attention to anything you encounter. Germany was widely infected by Shopping Deals entfernen only recently, which means you most likely have the newest and nastiest “version” of the virus yet. As is the case with most adware, their creators pay attention to our efforts to get rid of their pieces of art and tweak them to make this increasingly more difficult. Hence our warning – if something doesn’t work for you when dealing with Shopping Deals entfernen, contact us in the comments immediately.

“Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus is a type of virus called Adware. The name comes as a fusion between Advertisement and Malware and it also neatly exemplifies the way the virus works. It will generate a large quantity of Ads in the form of banners, pop-ups and new pages whenever you start your browser or load a page/tab yourself. Another form of Ads you might experience is certain words turning into hyperlinks that lead to different sell sites. It is also capable of messing with your preferred search engine or toolbars.

Example of ads "brought by shopping deals"

Example of “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus

In addition to all of the above you may also experience slowdowns, as every time you load the page your CPU has to load two pages simultaneously. It also has to load the contents for the Ads from the internet, which increases bandwidth. If you are running on an older CPU this slowdown might even turn into freezes as the CPU is overloaded with many animated objects to draw.

Adwares and “Shopping Deals entfernen” in particular may be difficult to get rid of. We’ve tried to include all necessary information for a full removal in our article below, but if you experience any difficulties or the guide just doesn’t work don’t hesitate to contact us in the comment’s section below. Viruses like “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus are known to constantly evolve in order to make our job harder.

Remove “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus

As mentioned above “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus and other viruses are known to change over time. There might be multiple strains of the same virus circulating the web at any single time. The main function of the virus will usually be untouched, but extra measures may be taken to make removing the virus harder. Below we have given all necessary information to cover all the bases, but in some cases some of the following steps might be redundant. If you get no results from any of these steps make sure you’ve done everything correctly. If this is the case then your computer has likely been infected by an older version of the virus and that step is unnecessary. Simply proceed to the next step.

STEP 1:

Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.

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Proceed to Step 2.

For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:

Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required

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Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the new pop-up.

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Proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2:

“Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus is perfectly capable of infecting all your browsers at once and you should assume it has done so. This means that you should repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each and every browser installed on your computer – even if you don’t use them. If you don’t do so then the virus will likely just spread between browsers upon your next reboot.

REMEMBER! “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus is dangerous. Any files it may have offered to you could potentially contain a virus. Remember carefully if you downloaded and installed any file related to “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus – including files downloaded from links from the Ads. If such a file was downloaded you will have to remove it from your computer.

Often viruses will even create phantom problems in order to scare you into downloading free solutions – which are nothing else but real viruses to be aware of. Visiting torrent/storage sites is another possible way a virus can get into your computer.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

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

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Find “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

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Hit Extensions next.

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“Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.


chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users
:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.

 

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In  Extensions,  find the virus and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

Remove "Brought by Shopping Deals" Virus

 Click chrome menu icon   again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.

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safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.

STEP 3:

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.

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Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.

STEP 4:

(Works for Windows XP, 7,  8,  8.1)

Hold windows-buttonand R together. Write appwiz.cpl  in the new field, then click OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall  it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:

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Hold windows-buttonand R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what hosts file looks like:

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If there is anything connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.

STEP 4:

This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here. However, we should warn you – doing this can be extremely risky, so the best course is to seek assistance from us.

ATTENTION! READ THIS PARAGRAPH!

What follows is the most difficult and dangerous step. Anything you perform can damage your computer significantly if you do not perform it properly. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional malware removal tool to remove “Brought by Shopping Deals” Virus for you. This will terminate process and delete files related to them. This is exactly what you want to do to permanently remove the virus, but if you make a mistake and delete files from a program you can get all kinds of errors and system instability. If a system file is deleted the result may be catastrophic. Also, note that your account names and passwords may be exposed to the virus – including any accounts connected to your credit cards. If you do not delete the virus completely it could send the data back to whoever created it.

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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.

STEP 5:

Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window. 

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Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREGoogleChromeExtensions

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STEP 6 – Optimization

We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.

 

 

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  • Mariah McG

    I followed all of these steps, but the “brought by shopping deals” wasn’t installed anywhere. What’s the next step? Where else could it be hiding?

     
    • Stefan Sadakov

      Are you using Google Chrome? If the answer is yes, do the following: download an application called “Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool”. It’s free and it’s from the Google App Store (meaning it’s 100% safe), so you shouldn’t hesitate.

      Run the app, it should be on your desktop, go to the Extensions Tab, and see if Ads by FreezeTheApp is in the unpacked extensions. If so, uninstall it from there. Update me if this worked 🙂

       
      • Tina

        I have the same problem. I tried everything. Even the extensions on google chrome. But I stille get the “shopping deals”

         
        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Hello Tina,
          Did you perform all steps as outlined by us? Including the “Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool” advice? Give us some details and we will try to help you.

           
  • Luke from Poland

    In the case of my girlfriend’s laptop, this piece of shit was hiding in the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers” directory. After I removed manually this random number directory and restarted Windows, I got rid of this problem at last. Thanks for this great and helpful article!

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi,

    Did you try looking at the registry – Step 5 of the guide? Its possible that the entries for the virus are written under the name of the creator or in the association lines found in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations

    Please let me know if that works for you!

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi again,

    You can try resetting the Chrome user. Go to settings -> Users. Create a new use from Add New User, then delete the old one.

    Please let me know how it goes.