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Should I remove find-a-deal?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,867
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.77 days
317.61 days >
Average installed length: 166.88 days


What is find-a-deal?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it 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.


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 135.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.11 MB (1,163,854 bytes). fadupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in find-a-deal.
fadupdate.exe (739018bae76004376f416cc4fe64c8b6) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1104 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.22 Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Comodo Security 17480 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\findadeal
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\findAdeal\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by find-a-deal

Program module:135.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\findadeal\135.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) fadupdate.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 136.dll
  • 150.dll
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 150.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'find-a-deal' with the class of {e98c538c-f949-4113-9d4b-28f3eb9cdfd5}.
  • 135.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'find-a-deal' with the class of {b567f378-81e1-4ac4-9789-0b427d93df35}.
  • 136.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'find-a-deal' with the class of {8484f010-7ef6-43be-9133-2cb31b2111c6}.
Scheduled Task
  • fadupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'find-a-deal Update' (runs daily at 00:14).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fadupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named find-a-deal Update.

How do I remove find-a-deal?

Quickly and completely remove find-a-deal 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 find-a-deal 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 find-a-deal, 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 find-a-deal.
  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 find-a-deal you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 8 34.62%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 11.54%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 10 Technical Prev... 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.39%
  Netherlands 18.18%
  Germany 9.09%
  Belgium 6.06%
  France 6.06%
  United Kingdom 6.06%
  Italy 6.06%
  Australia 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Japan 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 29.41%
Acer 29.41%
Dell 17.65%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Toshiba 5.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 5.26%
Acer Aspire X5950 5.26%
Acer Aspire X3200 5.26%
Acer Aspire 7735 5.26%
Acer Aspire 5749 5.26%


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