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Should I remove The Best Deals?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.27 days
155.37 days >
Average installed length: 81.63 days

The Best Deals

What is The Best Deals?

Best Deals is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.


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 primary executable is named tbdupdater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 1.12 MB (1,171,677 bytes). The installed file tbdupdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in The Best Deals.
tbdupdater.exe (4451563303e83c7e393f2d1e5775e848) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Application.Generic.622103
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.AddLyrics
AhnLab-V3 N Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Adware-BNM [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic5
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AF
Bitdefender Application.Generic.622103
Comodo Security 18301 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
ESET-NOD32 8.9820 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AF
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Application.Generic.622103
G Data 14.11.24 Application.Generic.622103
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.SuspectCrc
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics.A
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.622103
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cwthrr
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.F47V0219
VIPRE Antivirus 29386 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 18 all detections
The Best Deals 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

Displayed publisher: TheBestDeals software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thebestdeals
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TheBestDeals\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Best Deals

Program executable:tbdupdater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\thebestdeals\tbdupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • 150.dll
  • TheBestDeals_wd.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 150.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'The Best Deals' with the class of {ebd3373d-14fd-4123-8850-cb8edb531cbc}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • tbdupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'The Best Deals Update' (runs daily at 19:24).
  • TheBestDeals_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'The Best Deals_wd' (runs daily at 19:58).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • tbdupdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The Best Deals Update.
  • TheBestDeals_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The Best Deals_wd.

How do I remove The Best Deals?

You can uninstall The Best Deals 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 The Best Deals, 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 The Best Deals.
  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 The Best Deals you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 6%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 10 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8 18.75%
Windows 8.1 18.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 55.56%
  United States 22.22%
  France 16.67%
  DK 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Toshiba 21.43%
Acer 21.43%
ASUS 14.29%
Dell 7.14%
Sony 7.14%
Medion 7.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 14.29%
Dell Inspiron N5050 7.14%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 7.14%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 7.14%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 7.14%
Acer Aspire MC605 7.14%


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