What is Featured Deals?
If you see Featured Deals adverts in your browsers, it means that your PC is infected with an ad-supported application that was created using Vitruvian or Multi-plug engines. The list of these programs includes HighLightly, PriceChop, SearchSnacks and more. These applications do not differ much from other adware: they enter your system bundled with freeware and fill your browsers with various advertisements.
The ads may or may not be safe. The main objective of such programs is to promote their associated sites and your system safety is not exactly a priority for their developers. If, however, it is a priority to you, you should definitely get rid of Featured Deals.
How does Featured Deals adware work?
If you are wondering how you got infected with an ad-supported program, you should remember what software you have recently downloaded. Free third party software is often accompanied by potentially unwanted applications like adware and browser hijackers. If you have not paid attention to its installation you unknowingly allowed additional programs to be installed as well. In some cases you could also infect your PC by clicking on a fake ad promoting browser or other software updates. That is why it is important to download programs only from reliable sources and pay attention to every step of the installation wizard.
Featured Deals may not be malicious themselves, however, you should bear in mind that corrupted links could easily be embedded into them. If you click on these links, you will be redirected to malware harboring websites. Infecting your system will lead to various malfunctions and could result in data loss and financial consequences. Another undesirable feature of adware is the fact that it tracks your cookies and records information about your online behavior. Although it claims to only collect non-personally identifiable data, you can never be completely sure. We recommend you terminate Featured Deals related application and return to safe and private browsing.
How to remove Featured Deals?
If you want to eliminate Featured Deals ads from your browsers, you need to delete the adware that distributes them. If you do not know which program is to blame, you can download a malware scanner that will help you identify it. Afterwards, you can either delete Featured Deals and the related software manually or use an anti-malware utility to get rid of the adware automatically. If you choose the first option, you can use the instructions provided below the article. If, however, you download the malware remover, you will be able to not only uninstall Featured Deals, but also make sure that your PC stays safeguarded in the future.
Guide on Featured Deals Removal
- Start > Control Panel > Add or remove programs
- Choose the adware and click Remove
Windows 7 and Vista
- Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a program
- Select the application and click Uninstall
- Search > Control Panel > Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the program and pick Uninstall.