What is Drop Down Deals?
Drop Down Deals is a browser add-on that displays coupons and other offers on many popular websites, including shopping websites in particular. Once settled, it will release drop-down graphic that appears in the upper right hand corner of your window. Built over the Yontoo application platform, Drop Down Deals is often installed either on its own or as part of another installer package. In majority cases, this Drop Down Deals come installed with Yontoo programs on the control panel and Yontoo add-ons/extensions in web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Is Drop Down Deals a virus or malware?
Strictly speaking, Drop Down Deals is not a virus but an ad-supporting platform which is closely associated with the Yontoo and Conduit. It has symptoms related to adware and spyware since it displays various coupons and offers in form of pop up window. Although it claims to save your time and money, the truth is that it will slow down your web browsing while it shows annoying pop up ads.
Distribution of Drop Down Deals
Many users unwittingly install the add-on as part of another download. So to avoid installing such a unwanted add-on, you are always suggested to pay close attention when downloading and installing software from the Internet. Always opt for custom install in case of any unwilling attached applications, toolbars or extensions installed.
Many users find that Drop Down Deals from nowhere, and quite eager to get rid of it but have no clue. Then, below removal tutorial will walk you through the process if you are one among them.
How to Remove Drop Down Deals Ads (Removal Guide)
Tips: please follow below removal steps all the way to fully clean your computer and browser and understand that we detail this tutorial to enable every affected user can fix the issue with clear instructions.
Before you head for below steps, please copy this tutorial as text file and save it or just type it out since the removal process needs you close your web browsers.
Important: To completely remove Drop Down Deals, you have to uninstall Yontoo platform programs and add-ons as well as other associated PUPs as instructed below.
Drop Down Deals removal guide outlined:
- Step 1. Uninstall Yontoo from Control Panel
- Step 2. Remove Yontoo add-ons from IE, Firefox and Chrome
- Step 3. Optimize/maintain system performance (Recommended)
Step 1. Uninstall Yontoo from Control Panel
Tips: Before removing the Google webph redirects, you are highly recommended to use an antivirus or antimalware like Anvi Smart Defender to perform a full scan and ensure your computer is clean from any dangerous or hidden threats like rootkits or trojans.
As mentioned above that Drop Down Deals pop up comes together with Yontoo platform app and browser add-on, therefore to get rid of Drop Down Deals, you need to find and remove Yontoo from Control Panel first of all. Here we go.
For Win 8: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the Yontoo → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the Yontoo from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.
For Windows xp: Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the Yontoo from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.
Below is a screenshot for Yontoo removal in Control Panel
After clicking the Uninstall shown in the picture, there will be a prompt of comfirmation like this:
Then, click Yes to process and be very careful of the opened window where you need to ensure select the item manually as shown in below picture to complete the uninstall. Otherwise, there would be other components related Yontoo left and stay.
Drop Down Deals Yontoo Uninstall Troubleshoot Tips:
If you feel uncomfortable or inconvenient to uninstall the Yontoo and the related PUPs from the Control Panel, you may make use of Anvi Uninstaller integrated in toolbox of Cloud System Booster, a tool for system maintenance and system optimization:
Cloud System Booster download link: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Start it and click on Expert on the main screen to open Expert interface where you can locate Toolbox tab and select Anvi Uninstaller to Run. 3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the Delta Search toolbar and the related programs to uninstall.
Moreover, the uninstall solution provided by Anvi Uninstaller in Cloud System Booster contains three steps:
- 1. create a system restore point first for convenient troubleshoot;
- 2. uninstall;
- 3. clean left invalid registry entries and junk files of the uninstalled programs (only for pro version).
If you want the solution of the step 3 and other extended system optimization benefits of Cloud System Booster, you can purchase it here:
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Step 2. Remove Yontoo Add-ons from IE, Firefox and Chrome
Drop Down Deals ads-supporting platform serves in form of Yontoo browser add-on attached to the most used web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. To completely get rid of Drop Down Deals, you still need to remove the Drop Down Deals Yontoo add-ons from your Internet browser after uninstalling Yontoo from the Control Panel. Here we go.
Tips: Before you repair the browser settings in your web browser, make sure you uninstall the Delta Search toolbar and its related programs from the Control Panel completely, otherwise you may fail to remove the add-on in IE and may make it easier to get back
–Automatic Removal and Repair
If you think that the add-on removal in IE, Firefox and Chrome inconvenient or uncomfortable, you can try this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar, which can help you automatically remove the add on of Drop Down Deals Yontoo and other unwanted browser add-ons.
Anvi Slim Toolbar download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find the Yontoo add-on/plugin from the appeared list, select them to remove. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.
Remove Yontoo add-on/extension/plug-in from IE, Firefox and Chrome using Anvi Slim Toolbar
If you prefer manual removal of Drop Down Deals Yontoo add-on, go for below tutorials:
Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on
There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find the Yontoo Api and Yontoo add-ons or any other unwanted add-ons to remove. Click the item to disable and remove them one by one.
Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE. If you not uninstall the program first in Control Panel, you can then only disable it in IE.
Restart the IE and that’s it.
1. Remove Add-on
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.
On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate then Extensions tab to locate the Yontoo 1.20.02 and click Remove button to remove it.
Remove Yontoo add-on from Firefox
In Firefox, to completely get rid of Yontoo, there is one more step to go.
2. Configure Firefox
Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.
Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.
Then, on the appeared window, type Yontoo in the search box to find any items with value containing Yontoo from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.
That’s it for Mozilla Firefox repair. Restart it to check it out.
Open Google Chrome, and click the wrench or bars icon to navigate to Tools → Extensions.
On the opened window, search for the Yontoo extension. Locate the Yontoo and click the Trash can icon to remove it.
That’s it for Google Chrome. You can now restart it to check it out.
Step 3. Optimize/maintain System Performance (Highly Recommended)
To return a well or better running OS, you need to maintain or optimize your system, especially after the programs uninstall and browser repair.
Often there will be a lot of invalid registry entries or junk files, leftovers which may jam the computer system and cause a unstable running system after uninstalling software, PUP, or virus infections in particular. Therefore, either to basically maintain the system or return a well performing system, it is highly recommended to use a system cleaner/optimizer like Cloud System Booster to perform a full cleaning by removing junk files, invalid registry entries, repairing file extension errors, registry errors if any, and optimizing the system services.
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If you want a deep optimization, then it is a good idea to defrag your hard disks using a tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag.
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