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Should I remove Deal Spy?

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 #20,601
United States Rank #13,436
Reach 0.0103%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.88 days
262.06 days >
Average installed length: 137.69 days


VersionDistribution 29.06% 70.94%

Other programs by 215 Apps

Deal Spy

What is Deal Spy?

Deal Spy from 215 Apps (Amazing Apps, Friendly Apps, and a bunch of other names 50onRed goes by) installs an extension within all the major browsers to view web pages loaded and looks for affiliated merchants in order to possibly provide better pricing or alternative deals on a given product or merchant. It injects ads as well as affiliate links directly by modifying web page. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. Not only does it hijack the user's browser and settings, it hijacks visited web sites by injecting its own advertising over the web sites ads.

About  (from 215 Apps)

By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages. Such bundling enables the Plugin to perform the functions requested by you and to collect informa...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Deal Spy.
Deal Spy.dll (02d3e1f19487ad10a2a1d6f5844a51bc) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
ESET-NOD32 7.8172 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
F-Secure 11.2013-26-05_1 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 13.5.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
VIPRE Antivirus 16356 GamePlayLabs (v)
Deal Spy-bg.exe (166ee584f35166d0ffe9f6f2b133ac8c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Installer-M [Adw]
ESET-NOD32 8985 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
VIPRE Antivirus 22860 GamePlayLabs (v)
Deal Spy 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\deal spy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Deal Spy\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Deal Spy

Program module:Deal Spy.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Deal Spy
Deal Spy BHO
Signed by:Innovative Apps
Path:C:\Program Files\deal spy\Deal Spy.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Deal Spy.dll - Deal Spy (Deal Spy BHO)
  • Deal Spy64.exe - Deal Spy exe
  • (Malware detected) Deal Spy-bg.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Deal Spy Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Deal Spy.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Deal Spy' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211621176} (CrossriderApp0026276).

How do I remove Deal Spy?

You can uninstall Deal Spy 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Deal Spy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Spy.
  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 Deal Spy you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.47%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows Vista 10.84%
Windows XP 6.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.29%
Windows 7 Professional 13.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.36%
Windows 8 7.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.23%
  Australia 14.43%
  Canada 7.56%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Italy 0.34%
  JE 0.34%
  Korea 0.34%
  Turkey 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.54%
Dell 27.52%
ASUS 11.41%
Acer 10.74%
Toshiba 4.70%
Intel 4.03%
Lenovo 4.03%
Samsung 2.01%
Gateway 0.67%
Apple 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.50%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.67%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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Nabsover a year ago
I also tried everything to remove. As soon as I hit uninstall avast pops up and blocks any changes to the program including possibly the removal of it. I loathe this program and it wont go away.
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mschwartzover a year ago
@quotations if you go to "add remove programs" you should be able to see dealspy there and uninstall it. That worked for me and it automatically removed it from Chrome.
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DJJonosoundover a year ago
@quotations Go to the location on the C drive (C:\Program Files\deal spy) and run the uninstaller. Type in to chrome up in the search bar Chrome://Extensions and then click the trash can. It will be gone then.
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ravioover a year ago
Same issue. can''t seem to get rid of it.
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quotationsover a year ago
I have dealspy as a chrome extension that i did not install. it's annoying me with its ad links in text all the time! but i can't uninstall it. i've tried going to tools --> extensions, but there's no button for me to click uninstall. i've tried restarting chrome but it's still there. what should i do?!