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Should I remove Deals Plugin?

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 #19,025
United States Rank #21,082
Reach 0.0120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.52 days
723.37 days >
Average installed length: 380.08 days


VersionDistribution 0.42% 28.69% 51.48% 6.75% 0.84% 11.81%

Deals Plugin

What is Deals Plugin?

Deals Plugin from 215 Apps installs a web browser plugin that displays coupon deals and other advertisements when users visit various online shopping sites. When a user visits an online shopping site and the program has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert the user that other deals or prices exist, or in many cases just shows adverts. It injects ads and affiliate codes in product links directly by modifying web pages HTML content. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. This software is detected by various anti-malware programs that typically flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. It is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles.

About  (from 215 Apps)

It's more than likely that when you are about to check out on a popular online site that there's a coupon that could be applied to your cart. With Deals Plugin you'll know in seconds if you can save. When we have deals for the site you are on, you will see our red tab (pictured above) in the top-right corner of the web...  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 Deals Plugin.
Deals Plugin-bg.exe (ec0df337d4a2d59a494f80520bbff922) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3449 Suspicion: unknown virus
McAfee 5600.7087 Artemis!EC0DF337D4A2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 Artemis!EC0DF337D4A2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1KC
VIPRE Antivirus 14308 GamePlayLabs (v)
Deals Plugin.dll (9966fbc9ccf4b3692c4faccc9726f570) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/VidSaver.1.101
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Vidsaver
Comodo Security 16983 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8831 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider
F-Prot W32/VidSav.A.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.172.9644 Adware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Crossrider.DP
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
PC Tools Adware.Crossid!rem
Sophos 4.93.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.RCBCOC4
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBCOC4
VIPRE Antivirus 21720 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (9f62af43db60f53ca18dad38138a227b) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.aEY
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.C32f
ESET-NOD32 9251 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.B
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Crossrider.DP
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!9F62AF43DB60
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-SFX.G
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOH0JF13
VIPRE Antivirus 25088 GamePlayLabs (fs)
       View all 37 all detections
Deals Plugin 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: www.dealsplugin.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\deals plugin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Deals Plugin\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Deals Plugin

Program executable:Deals Plugin-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Deals Plugin
Deals Plugin exe
Path:C:\Program Files\deals plugin\Deals Plugin-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Deals Plugin.dll - Deals Plugin (Deals Plugin BHO)
  • Deals Plugin.exe - Deals Plugin exe
  • (Malware detected) Deals Plugin-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Deals Plugin Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Deals Plugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Deals Plugin' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011461137} (CrossriderApp0004637).

How do I remove Deals Plugin?

You can uninstall Deals Plugin 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 Deals Plugin, 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 Deals Plugin.
  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 Deals Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.12%
Windows Vista 8.86%
Windows XP 7.17%
Windows 10 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.53%
Windows 7 Starter 2.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.31%
  Iran 33.58%
  Italy 2.55%
  Germany 2.19%
  Colombia 1.82%
  Israel 1.82%
  PR 1.46%
  CY 1.09%
  Brazil 1.09%
  Venezuela 1.09%
  Japan 1.09%
  Spain 1.09%
  Poland 1.09%
  Slovenia 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.45%
Dell 24.85%
Acer 17.58%
ASUS 9.70%
Sony 7.27%
Lenovo 6.06%
Toshiba 4.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.11%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.38%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.65%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%

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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expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Deals Plugin is a browser plugin like an BHO and signed by Amazing Apps in which the developers of this say that Deals Plugin helps save time and money while shopping online. Many users might find that this was installed on their web browsers without their consent and it's developers use deceptive methods to promote this app, most commonly this browser plugin gets installed together with some free downloaded software online.