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Should I remove dealsfinder-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,574
United States Rank #30,827
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.33 days
245.60 days >
Average installed length: 129.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.31.153.0 100.00%

dealsfinder-1

What is dealsfinder-1?

This is an unwanted web browser extension that delivers search hijacking as well as contextual advertising within a user's web browser. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search pages in order to monetize search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

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. The main program executable is utils.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 8.25 MB (8,653,461 bytes). dealsfinder-1-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DealsFinderSoftM
URL: crossrider.com/pages/extension_eula
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dealsfinder-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\dealsfinder-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dealsfinder-1

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\dealsfinder-1\utils.exe
MD5:fc38c434c1694ea21a0ab736cfe66846
Additional files:
  • dealsfinder-1-bg.exe (by DealsFinderSoftM) - dealsfinder-1 (dealsfinder-1 exe)
  • dealsfinder-1-bho.dll (by DealsFinderSoftM) - dealsfinder-1 BHO
  • dealsfinder-1-bho64.dll
  • dealsfinder-1-buttonutil.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-codedownloader.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-enabler.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-updater.exe
  • dealsfinder-1-buttonutil.dll
  • dealsfinder-1-buttonutil64.dll
  • dealsfinder-1-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • dealsfinder-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'dealsfinder-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411531168} (CrossriderApp0045368).
  • dealsfinder-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'dealsfinder-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411531168} (CrossriderApp0045368).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • dealsfinder-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dealsfinder-1-updater.
  • dealsfinder-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dealsfinder-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • dealsfinder-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dealsfinder-1-enabler.
  • dealsfinder-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dealsfinder-1-codedownloader.
  • dealsfinder-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dealsfinder-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove dealsfinder-1?

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Or, you can uninstall dealsfinder-1 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 dealsfinder-1, 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 dealsfinder-1.
  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 dealsfinder-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows 8 24.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.17%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.10%
  Spain 6.45%
  Australia 3.23%
  Italy 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.45%
Dell 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 13.64%
Toshiba 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Samsung 4.55%
Common models
Acer Aspire V5-122P 18.18%
Acer Aspire 7736 4.55%
Acer Aspire 5250 4.55%
Acer Aspire 4830TG 4.55%
Acer AO532h 4.55%
VIAK8_ AWRDACPI 4.55%

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