TigersDeal is an application targeting users shopping at online stores. It promises to “make your home page much Faster and slicker with our all in one tab for all your shopping needs.” Its description sounds quite appealing, so it is not surprising at all that there are some users out there who install this extension willingly. Of course, not all of them are glad to find the TigersDeal extension in the list of add-ons, so specialists are sure that it might also enter PCs without the users’ knowledge as well. It does not matter what the story behind its entrance is because, in any event, you should not keep TigersDeal on your computer because it is known to be a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. We can assure you that it is not as harmful as serious malware, but its presence might still result in several problems. Because of this, you should remove it from your PC as soon as possible. If you have installed this piece of software because you need a shopping assistant, we can assure you that you will find a more trustworthy application on the web and could replace TigersDeal with it. Before we talk about the removal of this extension, let’s find out why it is not considered fully trustworthy by our specialists.
No matter you download it from its official website tigersdeal.com, the Chrome Web store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tigers-deal-g/oklglcfgndllclhcimoeeejpggpnfjmk), or it enters your PC illegally, you will find a new homepage and a New Tab URL set on your Google Chrome browser. This means that your preferred URLs will be replaced by the page set by TigersDeal, and you could bring them back only by eliminating the undesirable extension. This page contains a search box which displays the modified Google search results. Additionally, there is a bar with quick-access buttons below the search box. They open popular online stores like eBay, Amazon, Best Buy, Macys, etc. Oddly, there is an icon of a browser hijacker Cleanserp.net placed there too. Last but not least, coupons, best deals, and shopping recommendations are displayed at the bottom of the page. This page looks like an ordinary search tool with several features for users who shop at online stores, but we, unfortunately, cannot call it harmless. Researchers have detected a bunch of modified search results on the search results page opened by this page, so it should not be used as a default tool for performing web searches in any event. These modified search results might look like ordinary search results, but the truth is that they are only used to drive traffic to certain third-party pages. We cannot guarantee that all these pages will be trustworthy. Theoretically, you might be redirected to a website administered by cyber criminals too.
TigersDeal cannot be called a fully reliable program also because it uses suspicious methods of distribution to reach users’ PCs. As mentioned in the second paragraph of this article, it has an official website and, on top of that, it is promoted at the Chrome Web store, so some users download and install it voluntarily. Unfortunately, there are still more people who cannot explain why they see an active browser extension TigersDeal if they have never downloaded it from the web. Researchers at pcthreat.com have carried out research to find more about the distribution of this potentially unwanted program. They can confirm that alternative distribution methods might be employed to spread this extension. First, it might travel inside malicious software bundles. Second, users might add it by clicking on a pop-up advertisement displayed to them. Such ads promoting suspicious software can be found on untrustworthy pages, but if you have clicked on an advertisement promoting TigersDeal located on a decent page, it is very likely that malware active on your PC is responsible for displaying these commercial advertisements. In this case, you will need to delete both this potentially unwanted program and malicious software from your PC.
We cannot call potentially unwanted applications very harmful infections because activities they perform are not malicious, although undesirable. Unlike sophisticated threats, PUPs can be deleted relatively easy too. In the case of TigersDeal, delete it from the list of add-ons on Google Chrome to eliminate it fully. To make the procedure easier, we have provided the removal guide for you – find it below this article.
TigersDeal removal guide