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Should I remove iDeals Shopping Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,980
United States Rank #25,841
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.01 days
177.29 days >
Average installed length: 93.15 days


VersionDistribution 4.00% 96.00%

iDeals Shopping Optimizer

What is iDeals Shopping Optimizer?

iDeals is an adware program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. During normal web browsing this program will randomly pop-up new web pages in a new tab for shopping sites (affiliated) for things ranging from pet products to general consumer goods. In addition to the new tab, it will display a banner at the bottom of the page for shopping offers, these offers will display "Ads by iDeals Shopping Optimizer".

The program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware.

"When users are assisted by any of the iDeals Shopping Optimizer widgets, some retailers pay us a small commission. This commission helps us keep our servers running, and the iDeals Shopping Optimizer staff busy adding more and more shopping knowledge at our users hands."

About  (from Shopping Optimization Solutions LTD)

iDeals Shopping Optimizer is a browser add-on that helps uses take the pain out of shopping online. The iDeals Shopping Optimizer deals & advisor widgets are displayed on the right side of the site you’re currently browsing, providing you with exclusive either personal shopping assistant for products we have guides for...  Read more
iDeals Shopping Optimizer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: getideals.com/faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ideals shopping optimizer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\iDeals Shopping Optimizer\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by iDeals Shopping Optimizer

Program module:ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll
Name:Shopping Optimizer BHO
Path:C:\Program Files\ideals shopping optimizer\ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - iDeals Shopping Optimizer
  • ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll - Shopping Optimizer BHO
  • chrome-powl-deals.crx
  • ideals-shopping-optimizer.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Addon Class' with the class of {79F768ED-0B12-42EF-8257-36751A0ECF3A} (ShoppingOptimizer BHO).

How do I remove iDeals Shopping Optimizer?

Quickly and completely remove iDeals Shopping Optimizer 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 iDeals Shopping Optimizer 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 iDeals Shopping Optimizer, 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 iDeals Shopping Optimizer.
  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 iDeals Shopping Optimizer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 56%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 56.00%
Windows 7 24.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows 8.1 4.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 41.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.56%
  Saudi Arabia 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.67%
Hewlett-Packard 29.17%
ASUS 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Lenovo 4.17%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 8.33%
Dell Inspiron 570 8.33%
Sony VGN-CR35G_T 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 3542 4.17%
Dell Dell DXP051 4.17%


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