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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Deal Boat

Deal Boat is a browser add-on that displays coupon deals and commercial advertisements for sponsored websites, such as eBay, Walmart, Toys R Us and so on. The application is developed by 215 Apps, and thus it makes Deal Boat practically identical to Solid Savings, InstantSavingsApp, Deals Plugin and similar coupon plugins. This plugin is considered to be a potentially unwanted application, because it displays commercial advertisements whenever users visit particular website. The ads can be displayed in a coupon tab at the top right corner of browser window, or in underlined keywords within the page contents. Users are advised to remove Deal Boat from their computers due to possible computer security issues.

For example, when you open a particular shopping website that is on Deal Boat's list, you may get similar coupon deals displayed:

Save $394 off Dell Inspiron 17R laptop w/2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive for $674.99 only w/ free shipping! Coupon Code 4J4XPNDZ1PKR2B

Limited time deals on electronics and accessories featuring great deals on TVs, Monitors, Printers, Accessories, and more!

Deal Boat is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, so these deals can be displayed on all browsers. Officially, the plugin is available for downloaded at deal-boat.com, but it can also come bundled with other freeware, which is the main reason why Deal Boat can cause trouble - cyber criminals can exploit this plugin to collect your internet browsing data. Later on it can be used for marketing purposes. What is more, Deal Boat can expose system vulnerabilities that would allow malicious programs to enter your PC.

Perhaps you find this plugin useful when you browser Toys R Us, Best Buy, Walmart or any other online shopping mall. Nevertheless, some users claim that Deal Boat is installed on your computers without their consent. It would be true if Deal Boat was a malicious application, but installation requires user's intervention so the plugin wouldn't be there if you haven't approved the installation yourself. To remove Deal Boat from your computer, simply follow the instructions below:

How to delete Deal Boat from PC

Instructions for Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. When Charms bar appears, select Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Deal Boat.

Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Deal Boat.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs and uninstall Deal Boat.

Normally, removing Deal Boat via Control Panel is enough for the add-on to be removed from your browser. However, if it is still there, do the following to remove the add-on from your browser:

Delete Deal Boat from Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove Deal Boat from Toolbars and Extensions.

Delete Deal Boat from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. Remove Deal Boat from Extensions.

Delete Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove Deal Boat.

Should you have any further problems with your computer you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. The scanner will help you find any suspicious files hiding in your system and you will be able to safeguard your PC from dangerous threats.

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How to manually remove Deal Boat

Files associated with Deal Boat infection:

DealBoat.exe
Deal Boat.dll
Deal Boat-bg.exe

Deal Boat DLL's to remove:

Deal Boat.dll

Deal Boat processes to kill:

Deal Boat-bg.exe
DealBoat.exe
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Comments

  1. Allie Mar 4, 2014

    I did what was provided in the steps, but with EI it wouldn't give me the option to disable or delete it. Any other ideas?

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