- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
According to its promotional website, "DealTotal is a light-weight browser extension that simply shows you better deals before you shop online, and save you money!” So, yes, it is an adware-type program that you ought to remove as soon as you notice its presence, because its promotions will surely annoy you. In addition, its promoted content may be unreliable as it comes from unverified sources. Furthermore, it is apt to gather non-personally identifiable information about you, which is not exactly a threat, but you may feel reluctant to share such data with unknown shady entities. Therefore, this article is dedicated to the safe removal of DealTotal.
DealTotal is currently promoted on a website called Dealgrabber.co. However, you cannot download it from this website even though it has a download button. But, regardless, you can still get it if you want to download software from freeware-distributing websites. We have found that this program can be bundled with legitimate applications. So, if you are not paying attention to the installation process, you might get DealTotal on your computer. In order to avoid getting unwanted software on your computer, you should always go for advanced installation settings and uncheck the unwanted apps. It seems that this adware program was developed by XDisc Corp Ltd, a shady software developer that distributes its software on freeware sharing websites, such as Software.informer.com. Now that you know this program’s origins, let us move on to its functions.
So this program’s developers make no secret that DealTotal’s only function is to display commercial advertisements. As observed on its website, this adware extension “injects contextual advertisements on applicable websites.” Since the software bundles that feature this program are purposefully made to hide it, you might get it unintentionally. So, if it enters your computer, it will subject you to commercial advertisements that may prove to be annoying. But, more importantly, DealTotal can subject you to misleading advertisements and this may result in your computer's becoming infected with more malicious programs, since adware developers tend to promote each other's products.
Apart from that, this adware is also capable of automatically gathering non-personally identifiable information about you and using it for marketing and advertising purposes. Indeed, it collects information such as IP Address, ISP, Browser, OS, and other technical details. This information is then used to display targeted ads, but it will not improve your online shopping experience by any measure.
Therefore, we advise that you delete DealTotal using the removal guide we have included at the bottom of this article. You should not allow unknown advertisers to collect information about you and present annoying and often misleading advertisements that can get your computer infected with more adware and other malicious programs. You should be able to uninstall this program via Control Panel, but you should also check your browser’s list of extensions, too, because it may also install an extension. Now that you know all there is to know about this program, it is time to take action. We also suggest scanning your computer for malicious software using an antimalware scanner just to be sure that your computer is completely safe.
DealTotal removal guide
Windows 10, 8.1, and 8
Windows 7 and Vista
Remove the browser extension
Microsoft Internet Explorer