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Should I remove Deal-Dropper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #43,571
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.48 days
73.09 days >
Average installed length: 38.40 days


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What is Deal-Dropper?

Deal-Dropper is an adware extension that plugs into the user's web browser for IE, Chrome and Firefox and will display additional advertisements in search engines such as Bing and Google. It installs itself as a browser extension/toolbar and runs as a background process. Once installed, it displays ads by injecting new ads in search as well as various web pages that use 3rd party advertising and replaces these ads with its own. It also constantly will display pop-up ads when the user is doing various activities such as watching a video or viewing a specific shopping web site.

This potentially unwanted ad-supported (adware) software is developed and distributed by International Web Services/ 50onRed and is typically included as an offer in a 3rd party installation.


The main program executable is SoftwareDetector.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.03 MB (1,082,558 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Deal-Dropper.
SoftwareDetector.exe (d277bec3154e086ecfaba5f32c3f1ef0) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3497 Generic5
ByteHero BDV 4.22.2014.10 Trojan.Malware.Obscu.Gen.006
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.111
ESET-NOD32 8.9574 a variant of Win32/AdWare.SmartApps.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.ctuoah
Sophos 4.98 Deal Slider
Deal-Dropper 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-Dropper.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Deal-Dropper
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Deal-Dropper\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Deal-Dropper

Program executable:SoftwareDetector.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Deal-Dropper\SoftwareDetector.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) SoftwareDetector.exe
  • gpedit.exe
  • sqlite3.exe
  • storageedit.exe

How do I remove Deal-Dropper?

Quickly and completely remove Deal-Dropper from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Deal-Dropper 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-Dropper, 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-Dropper.
  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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 42.86%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 21.43%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.15%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 15.38%
American Megatrends 15.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion 061 PS583AA-A... 8.33%
HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook ... 8.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 8.33%
Gateway DX4860 8.33%
Dell OptiPlex 380 8.33%


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