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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions

Dealfox

Even though the advertisement supported extension Dealfox is not currently available from deal-fox.com, it does not mean that the distribution of this application has been terminated. In fact, more and more Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users find it installed. Unfortunately, they cannot explain where the application has come from and they do not know how it operates. Even if the plugin is represented as a regular plugin, it can track your virtual activity using the installed web cookies. This is not a reliable feature if the application has been installed without permission. These are the few reasons why you should delete Dealfox.

The mischievous Dealfox uses the reputation of authentic and popular services to camouflage itself. Even though the name of the extension may suggest that it corresponds to the services represented at dealfox.com.au, deal-fox.co.uk or dealfox.gr, we can assure that it does not. Dealfox is a program which is in no way related to these services. In fact, the developer of the extension is Smart Apps, also known as Appealing Apps, Enchanted Apps or 215 Apps. Are you surprised that the name of the developer may change? It certainly is suspicious, and so it is a signal that the extension cannot be trusted.

Besides flooding your browsers with seemingly irremovable pop-up and banner ads, Dealfox can connect to the Internet without permission and even inject a code into Windows autostart. Due to this, the processes of the application can be initiated as soon as you turn on the computer. Note that the web cookies may start spying on you as soon as you launch the affected browser. Even though web cookies are linked to most online services, you should delete Dealfox cookies because the information stored by them could be accessible to third parties. Note that if you do not have the right settings, new cookies could be installed without your notice after clicking on random pop-up ads as well. All Dealfox ads are presented by undisclosed third parties, which is why they are not considered to be reliable.

To stop the flooding ads, block malicious activity, delete Dealfox and ensure Windows protection all at once you should install automatic malware removal software. Even if at first you may be scared to invest your money in reliable security software, malware researchers guarantee that only authentic software can guard your virtual security reliably. If you want to, you can remove Dealfox manually; however, do not forget that you virtual security is in your own hands.

Dealfox Removal Guide

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Find the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen and click Start.
  2. In the menu select Control Panel to find a list of utilities.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Now find the undesirable program and Remove it.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Move to the left of the Task Bar and click the Start icon.
  2. In the menu in the bottom-left corner select Control Panel.
  3. Move to Uninstall a program to find the list of installed applications.
  4. Right-click the application you wish to delete and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI menu screen to open a new pane below.
  2. Select All apps to open the Apps menu and click Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you wish to delete.
  4. Finally select Uninstall.
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How to manually remove Dealfox

Files associated with Dealfox infection:

FrameworkBHO64.dll
FrameworkEngine.exe

Dealfox DLL's to remove:

FrameworkBHO64.dll

Dealfox processes to kill:

FrameworkEngine.exe
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