- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's
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:
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
Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7
Instructions for Windows XP
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
Delete Deal Boat from Mozilla Firefox
Delete Google Chrome
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.