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Should I remove DealsCompare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,883
United States Rank #33,888
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.66 days
166.95 days >
Average installed length: 87.72 days

DealsCompare

What is DealsCompare?

DealsCompare is an adware web browser extension that will display ads within the user's browser. This web browser addon is a coupon deal finder that is distributed through adware monetizer Web-Pick through the InstalleRex pay-per-install (PPI) platform. It is typically bundled with third-party offers. The addon will popup coupon ads when the user visits certain affiliate web sites.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is DCompare.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1.14 MB (1,200,232 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DealsCompare.
DCompare.exe (a35b2f754f97b00d0b0419842cc4bcc3) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.30 Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Agent-ASMU [PUP]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.55 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Comodo Security 17520 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Dr.Web 9.0.0.011 Trojan.Revizer.12
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.11.06 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-11-01_7 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.33 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.06 Suspicious file
150.dll (116a293edd5505188ad49c9f0f762bfb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Revizer.1
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dealscompare
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DealsCompare\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DealsCompare

Program executable:DCompare.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\dealscompare\DCompare.exe
MD5:a35b2f754f97b00d0b0419842cc4bcc3
Additional files:
  • 150.dll
  • (Malware detected) DCompare.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 150.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DealsCompare' with the class of {5c59216f-412b-4967-a0fc-bc552c48810d}.
Scheduled Task
  • DCompare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DealsCompare Update' (runs daily at 21:36).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DCompare.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DealsCompare Update.

How do I remove DealsCompare?

Quickly and completely remove DealsCompare 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 DealsCompare 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 DealsCompare, 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 DealsCompare.
  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 DealsCompare you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.10%
Windows 8 36.59%
Windows XP 4.88%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.90%
Windows 8 19.51%
Windows 8.1 12.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.91%
  France 29.55%
  United Kingdom 20.45%
  Iran 4.55%
  Canada 2.27%
  Italy 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Acer 20.51%
ASUS 17.95%
Dell 12.82%
Toshiba 7.69%
GIGABYTE 5.13%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Lenovo 2.56%
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