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How to Remove WinDealist Ads and Coupons? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

You are seeing ads by WinDealist all over the webpage when surfing the Internet? Wondering why those ads bombard your web browser all of a sudden? Want stop those Outobox ads? Then read on.

 

 

What Is WinDealist?

 

 

WinDealist is a potentially unwanted program categorized as adware, which can infect most of the popular internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.  Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, WinDealist is often added to your web browser without obvious notification when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

 

WinDealist is promoted as a tool to save you time and money while shopping online. After being infected by WinDealist, you will see pop-up box labeled with WinDealist which claims to be deals and coupon codes related to the product you are browsing. In essence, those similar deads and coupon codes are links that lead you to other online merchants thus cyber criminals who designed WinDealist can get pay-per-click revenue. Worse still, you may end up with more adware and malware on your computer by clicking on those WinDealist ads.

WinDealist ads 1

You may wonder how WinDealist survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because WinDealist is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But WinDealist does interfere with users’ surfing experience for it is reported that webpages are extremely slow to load after infected by WinDealist. Worse still, WinDealist can access your data on all websites, tabs and browsing activity and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. So you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.

 

 

How to Remove WinDealist and Stop Ads by WinDealist? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove WinDealist and stop WinDealist ads with Cloud System Booster

Option 2 > Remove WinDealist and stop WinDealist ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall WinDealist and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove WinDealist extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove WinDealist and stop pop-up ads in internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. Some victims of this adware have complained that it is incredibly persistent, so please follow the guide step by step in its order. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.

 

 

Option 1 > Remove WinDealist and stop WinDealist ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove WinDealist and stop WinDealist ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

1. Uninstall WinDealist with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Anvi Uninstaller

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

2. Remove WinDealist browser extension and plugins

 

Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

 

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar

 

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

CSB-manage toolbar and extensions

 

 

3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.

 

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

 

 

Option 2 > Remove WinDealist and stop WinDealist ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall WinDealist and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, WinDealist often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall WinDealist and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall WinDealist and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall WinDealist and any suspicious third-party application

WinDealist-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove WinDealist and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove WinDealist extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

If you are still encountering WinDealist ads after removing WinDealist and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove WinDealist leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on WinDealist and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (WinDealist)

Firefox-extensions

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate WinDealist and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

WinDealist on Chrome

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although WinDealist and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of WinDealist. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, WinDealist sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like WinDealist may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)