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Should I remove Deal Boat?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,398
United States Rank #19,698
Reach 0.0079%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.69 days
256.33 days >
Average installed length: 134.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.26.153.2 29.41%
1.26.153.1 5.88%
1.26.153.0 7.84%
1.26.152.152 39.22%
1.24.151.151 17.65%

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Deal Boat

What is Deal Boat?

The Amazing Apps Deal Boat web browser hijacker is very aggressive adware. It injects a web browser extension in IE, FF as well as Chrome in order to modify web page ads. Not only does it hijack the user's browser and settings, it hijacks visited web sites by injecting its own advertising over the web sites ads including Adsense. Removing this program is suggested. In addition it has observed as adversely effecting PC performance when the loaded web browser is running.

About  (from 215 Apps)

Deal-Boat is a ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web. After you install Deal-Boat our install screen should pop-up, if it does not, search your download location for Deal-Boat.exe. Once our installer loads, follow the on-screen instructions to install Deal-Boat. After installation ...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.26.152.152, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Deal Boat.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.91 MB (4,103,350 bytes).

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Deal Boat.
Deal Boat.dll (c58bf4a24b2c38f0cc9d156a3f3f0106) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender 1.0.20.825 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
ESET-NOD32 7.8169 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
F-Secure 11.2013-14-06_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 13.6.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.495 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
VIPRE Antivirus 16346 GamePlayLabs (v)
Deal Boat has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Deal Boat.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: deal-boat.com/uninstall.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\deal boat
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Deal Boat\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Deal Boat

Program module:Deal Boat.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Deal Boat
Deal Boat BHO
Path:C:\Program Files\deal boat\Deal Boat.dll
MD5:c58bf4a24b2c38f0cc9d156a3f3f0106
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Deal Boat.dll - Deal Boat (Deal Boat BHO)
  • Deal Boat64.exe - Deal Boat exe
  • Deal Boat-bg.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Deal Boat Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Deal Boat.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Deal Boat' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111271147} (CrossriderApp0012747).

How do I remove Deal Boat?

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Or, you can uninstall Deal Boat from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Deal Boat, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Deal Boat.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Deal Boat you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8 8%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#25,398

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.55%
Windows XP 9.80%
Windows Vista 9.80%
Windows 8 7.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.80%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 8 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.72%
  Canada 13.43%
  United Kingdom 5.97%
  Iran 5.97%
  Germany 4.48%
  Italy 4.48%
  Australia 2.99%
  France 2.99%
  Israel 1.49%
  Venezuela 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
Acer 20.83%
Toshiba 14.58%
ASUS 6.25%
GIGABYTE 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Sony 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 4.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.08%
Acer Aspire X1900 4.08%
VIA APOLLO-P 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 2.04%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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Josh Sover a year ago
Possibly a new version by Innovative Apps, has same icon and does same thing.