My windows 8.1 laptop started having tons of pop-ups titled with “Ads by Nitrodeal” and I don’t know how to get rid of them. I have McAfee that keeps alerting Potentially Unwanted Program Blocked but it seems McAfee can’t remove it completely. Every time I am online, I still see Nitrodea ads everywhere. I use Google Chrome and IE doesn’t seem to have a problem. Is there a way I can get rid of this annoying thing completely?
Nitrodeal is regarded as annoying advertising-supported software (also known as adware) that installs without user’s permission and provides more problems than benefits to a computer user. This program aims at displaying pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit, thus your online activities will be interrupted frequently. These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners. They are all titled with “ads by Nitrodeal”, “power by Nitrodeal” and “brought by Nitrodeal” and can be appear on all kinds of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Since this is an adware which has been criticized because it usually includes code that tracks a user’s personal information and passes it on to third parties, without the user’s authorization or knowledge. It is suggested users remove it manually as soon as it is found.
Once Nitrodeal adware is installed, you must face a lot of problems while you are working on your computer. The program can change your default homepage and search engine without your permission. And it may present its numerous advertisements as boxes filled with coupons, pop-ups, sound or video advertisements and similar contents at every corner of your web browser. Those ads may seem to be attractive and they usually appear on e-commerce websites, such as eBay or Amazon, offering you some particular goods at a very appealing price rate. However it is not a good choice to click on Nitrodeal ads because you will soon end up with having other potentially unwanted programs or malware installed on the target PC. The program also can redirect your desired page to other questionable website. The only goal of such adware is to use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. It poses a privacy risk by harvesting data on personal browsing preferences, so Nitrodeal pop-up must be immediately removed from the PC without any hesitation.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Nitrodeal adware may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious adware, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1”
“Ads by Nitrodeal” (as known as Nitrodeal Ads) is a browser add-on that can change browser setting as soon as it is installed and affect the proper functioning on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. The program says it can help users find the best deals from e-commerce stores and allow them to compare prices of the goods they are interested in, or get the best deals and promotions from different online stores, but the statement is not true. This adware cannot provide any available or helpful services, instead it just can bring troubles for computer users. It can modify browser settings and give users a large number of annoying pop-up ads to disturb their online activities. Even though those annoying pop-up windows show you ‘Close’ option, but when you click on it, it does nothing help but just redirects you to malicious webpages that promote unwanted programs or contain malware and spyware. Adware can escape from security programs, therefore we suggest PC users get rid of it manually instead.
Published by & last updated on May 4, 2015 6:54 am