- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
Barnyard Deals is an adware application that is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. It is similar to many other applications that claim to display useful coupon deals and discount offers. However, it is our duty to inform you that Barnyard Deals is an annoying application that may expose you to dangerous security threats. Therefore, if you are a security-minded user, you must remove Barnyard Deals from your computer, because the application brings more harm than good.
Technically, it should be possible download Barnyard Deals at barnyarddeals.com, but whenever we clicked the Download Now! button we got a pop-up notification that the download is not available at the moment. Thus, we can say that Barnyard Deals is mostly distributed bundled with freeware and users obviously install this application onto their computers themselves, although they might not be aware of that.
Barnyard Deals is developed by Smart Apps, and this fact puts the application into a big family of adware programs, along with Deal Boat, Deal Vault, Savings Wave and many other browser extensions. Depending on where you download Barnyard Deals from, the developer might also be listed at Appealing Apps, Enchanted Apps, Engaging Apps and so on, but these are just other names for the same company.
When Barnyard Deals gets installed on your computer, it changes Windows hosts file by adding “126.96.36.199 emaaffabedhbmafgclglcbgiplbolbdd” line at the bottom of the file. In the unlikely case of user actually typing “emaaffabedhbmafgclglcbgiplbolbdd” into the address bar, he/she would be automatically redirected to 188.8.131.52 IP address. Based on our research, this server is used to update adware extensions and that applies to Barnyard Deals as well.
Apart from the hosts file modification Barnyard Deals also adds extensions to all main browsers and then starts displaying coupons and discount offers whenever you access and extensive number of commercial websites. The coupon banner generally pop-ups at the top of the page, and Barnyard Deals makes use of p.txtsrving.info, i.txtsrving.info and contentcache-a.akamaihd.net adware servers to generate the pop-up content.
Although it may seem as though Barnyard Deals can really help you purchase your favorite goods at a reasonable price, we cannot trust this application 100%. Adware apps are very vulnerable when it comes to third party exploitation, so if cyber criminals decide to make use of Barnyard Deals to promote their content, by clicking Barnyard Deals’ coupons, you would be redirected to online marketing surveys, and other potentially malicious scams.
If you want to avoid potential exploitation and even malware infection (which might also occur in the most extreme redirection cases), you need to remove Barnyard Deals from the PC right. Thankfully, the application can be easily uninstalled via Control Panel, but after manual removal you should still scan the PC with a computer security program of choice, because adware applications seldom travel alone. Do all it takes to ensure your system is protected against dangerous threats.
How to remove Barnyard Deals
Windows Vista & Windows 7