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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Torpedo Deals

Torpedo Deals is an application targeting users who shop online frequently. At the time of writing, it should be working only on Google Chrome because users of other popular browsers get the following message when they try to get this piece of software: “You will need Google Chrome to install most apps, extensions and themes.” Of course, as it often happens, a new version of Torpedo Deals compatible with all web browsers might be developed soon. Torpedo Deals promises to fulfill all the needs of online shopping fans, but, unfortunately, the truth comes out quickly – it is not as useful as it claims to be. Yes, it shows coupons and allows users to open online shopping websites, e.g. Amazon and Best Buy quickly by providing the so-called quick-access buttons; however, those who willingly install it on their computers expect much more from it. If you regret downloading and installing Torpedo Deals, you can delete it quite easily at any time. You should not keep it installed if you find changes it has applied on browsers extremely annoying too because they will not be undone automatically, meaning that you could not set a website you prefer as your homepage and the New Tab page. If you find it hard to decide what to do with the Torpedo Deals browser extension, you should go to read this article to find out what specialists at pcthreat.com have to say about it.

A website with the Torpedo Deals label in the top-left corner set as a homepage and New Tab URL shows that the browser extension called Torpedo Deals is active on a browser. Users who allow this piece of software to enter their PCs unknowingly simply find the presence of this page annoying; however, users who voluntarily install it on their systems get extremely disappointed when they find out that Torpedo Deals only sets its own page and does not do anything else. Of course, some users find this piece of software useful because they do not need to find coupons themselves and can open certain websites quicker, but they should still be cautious, according to security specialists. Users should be especially attentive when searching for the information using the search feature of Torpedo Deals because it uses its own search engine http://api-client.mobitech-search.xyz which might display commercial ads. Actually, according to the information that can be found in the End User License Agreement (EULA), users might really see advertising material if they keep the Torpedo Deals extension installed. We do not say that you will necessarily see dangerous advertisements, but some commercial ads, as the experience of our researchers has shown, might really put the system in danger because they can redirect users to dubious pages. Users could completely avoid the commercial content shown by Torpedo Deals only if they delete this piece of software from their PCs.

Let’s talk about the distribution of Torpedo Deals too. Specialists say that they have made a final decision regarding the category this application should be put in after finding more information about its dissemination. It has been revealed that it might travel in software bundles with free applications too despite the fact that it is promoted on torpedodeals.com and the Google Chrome store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/torpedo-deals/bpjgpmdhliadlakebgehogblbbnibcoo). Most probably, it does not come alone. It is quite usual that several applications are spread in one software bundle, so other programs could have entered your computer too. They are not necessarily trustworthy, so it is a must to scan the computer with a diagnostic scanner. You should not even bother trying to locate those programs yourself because you will still not be able to say whether you see trustworthy software or not.

An annoying page set as a homepage and New Tab URL will no longer be visible if you go to uninstall the browser extension called Torpedo Deals. At the time of writing, it is compatible with Google Chrome only, so you might need to delete this extension from only one browser, but, of course, it does not mean that you do not need to check the list of add-ons of Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. A reputable security application can do this for you too, so if you are a busy person, we suggest leaving this job for SpyHunter.

Remove Torpedo Deals

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and then open its menu by tapping Alt+F.
  2. Click More tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Select the unwanted extension and click the trash button.
  5. Click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Open the Extensions menu on the left.
  4. Select the browser extension you wish to get rid of and click on the Remove button.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Select Manage Add-ons from the Tools menu.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Find on a list the unwanted extension and select it.
  6. Click Remove.
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