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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab is a Google Chrome browser extension that targets users who shop online. It promises to enable them to access the best online deals and coupons by providing them with quick links opening major coupons providers. At first, it seems to be quite a useful application, so there are some users who consciously install this piece of software expecting it to work in a beneficial way. Research carried out by specialists at pcthreat.com has shown that SlikDealer New Tab can be installed directly from the Chrome Web Store (it has three different URLs there). Also, it has a homepage (http://www.slikdealer.com/index.html), but the Download button was not working there at the time of writing. Of course, not all users install it consciously. Some of them discover this piece of software next to other active add-ons but cannot tell anything about its origin. It seems that users might find this extension active on their computers even if they do not install it themselves consciously, which is why specialists have decided to classify SlikDealer New Tab as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. These are not malicious applications, we can assure you, but, unfortunately, they cannot be called fully reliable software either. Read the rest of this report and then erase the potentially unwanted program from your computer.

SlikDealer New Tab is not a piece of software you should keep installed on your computer because it does not work beneficially. Even though it might seem that it is a perfect shopping assistant, it does not do anything except for altering Google Chrome settings. Luckily, it is compatible with this only browser. Specifically speaking, if you ever install it on your PC, or it somehow manages to enter your system without your knowledge, you will find a new search engine and New Tab URL set on your browser. Because of this, http://www.slikdealer.com/ext/index.html?cfg=cfgA.json will be opened automatically when you launch the browser you use. The page set looks like an ordinary search provider. It has a search box and contains some quick-access links that open popular websites. SlikDealer New Tab does not do anything else, so we cannot call it very beneficial software. You should also be very cautious if you use the search tool this extension promotes. It redirects searches to google.com, but we cannot guarantee that you will not be provided with any sponsored links. SlikDealer New Tab might insert these links among ordinary search results to make sure you click on them. These links are not something very malicious, but they might still redirect you to dubious websites if you click on them. You will be sure that you cannot click on them only if you stop using this search tool to perform web searches and remove SlikDealer New Tab.

It seems that SlikDealer New Tab might also be distributed using alternative distribution methods even though it can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. Most probably, it is spread bundled with other applications, like the majority of other potentially unwanted applications. In addition, you might see pop-up advertisements promoting it on your screen. If you see those commercial advertisements periodically, you might have an advertising-supported application (adware) installed on your computer. If it turns out to be true, delete it together with the undesirable browser extension. Then, enable security software on the system so that new untrustworthy software could not enter your system ever again. Potentially unwanted applications are not the only undesirable programs that can appear on your PC without your knowledge, believe us. There are thousands of much more harmful infections out there on the web.

SlikDealer New Tab is not anything near serious malware, so we are sure you will remove it without any difficulties if you follow our step-by-step instructions provided below this article. As you can see, you just need to access the add-ons manager. A powerful antimalware tool would detect and remove this potentially unwanted program too, so if you do not have time for the manual SlikDealer New Tab removal, you can use an antimalware scanner to get rid of it instead.

Remove SlikDealer New Tab

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. Click More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Select SlikDealer New Tab and click the trash button.
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