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Should I remove DealScout for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,084
United States Rank #22,659
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.98 days
1002.50 days >
Average installed length: 526.74 days


VersionDistribution 1.41% 28.17% 15.49% 8.45% 1.41% 7.04% 2.82% 1.41% 23.94% 7.04% 2.82%

DealScout for Internet Explorer

What is DealScout for Internet Explorer?

From the EULA: "If you elect to install the Software on your computer and use the Comparative Service, you hereby expressly authorize DealScout and any of the participating Providers to: (i) analyze your shopping queries on certain e-commerce or related sites in order to perform relevant shopping searches for you, (ii) contact aggregators of alternative products and services, options or deals that might be relevant to your shopping query; (iii) serve as your shopping aggregator across numerous shopping related sites in order to compile data relevant to your search queries (iv) open a new browser window, frame or other form of display on your computer (resizing any open browser windows that might be necessary to resize); (v) display deals, offers and other search results based on your search queries, within the used form of display; (vi) collect basic information about any financial transactions performed via or facilitated through the Comparative Service in order for DealScout to receive its referral fee from the Providers."

About  (from Pinball)

DealScout brings the excitement back into the web shopping experience. Our price comparison tool makes online shopping fast and easy by delivering the best offers on the net directly to you without making you leave the site you're on. We help you save time and money. DealScout recognizes what you are looking for and op...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DealScout for Internet Explorer.
dealscout.dll (bfb2529e1ebada235128d7fd6840d43a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.268
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.F47V0724

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corp.
URL: www.deal-scout.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dealscout
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DealScout\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DealScout for Internet Explorer

Program module:dealscout.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\dealscout\dealscout.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • dealscout.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DealScout' with the class of {467013BB-D67E-45BE-A7D7-C29E3CCA8AAD}.

How do I remove DealScout for Internet Explorer?

You can uninstall DealScout for Internet Explorer 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 DealScout for Internet Explorer, 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 DealScout for Internet Explorer.
  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 DealScout for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.69%
Windows Vista 15.49%
Windows XP 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.08%
Windows 7 Professional 8.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.82%
Windows 7 Starter 1.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.70%
  United Kingdom 6.54%
  Italy 2.80%
  France 2.80%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Singapore 1.87%
  DK 0.93%
  Canada 0.93%
  Spain 0.93%
  Brazil 0.93%
  Finland 0.93%
  India 0.93%
  Saudi Arabia 0.93%
  MA 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.31%
Acer 18.75%
Dell 12.50%
Toshiba 7.81%
ASUS 6.25%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 1.56%
Lenovo 1.56%
Packard Bell 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.86%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.86%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 1.43%
Sony VPCEA2JFX 1.43%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 1.43%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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