Remove "DealSquib search" Browser Adware

The DealSquib search browser hijacker is a type of malware that installs in the web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) and changes how and what a browser displays while a user is on the Web. DealSquib search can modify any content that flows through the browser such as default home pages, search pages, search results pages, or error pages of unwitting users whose computers have been infected. DealSquib search can also change browser favorites settings and make registry changes to prevent users' from resetting their browser's homepage. The pages to which the browser hijacker directs users may include websites of publishers who are serving advertisements and looking to benefit from click fraud, or even websites of advertisers who are interested in acquiring "new users" in order to boost site traffic metrics.
DealSquib search alters the search and error page of a definite browser and redirects the user to its own page. System users are redirected to pages that they hardly have any intention of visiting. There are many legitimate programs that make these types of changes, but they will allow you to switch back to a different setting if you wish. DealSquib search on the other hand will make it difficult for you to switch from the hijacked settings or not let you at all. There are some version of the DealSquib search hijacker that will modify Windows shortcuts without your knowledge to automatically load a particular web site when you start them. This could cause web sites to launch in programs that normally would not browse the web.

The same malware used to hijack browsers can also add/read cookies, collect personal information such as login credentials and passwords, record the web pages a user visits, and lower security settings before sending users to malicious Web pages. DealSquib search is typically installed without explicit user consent and are frequently programmed to resist removal. DealSquib search typically enters your computer by being bundled with free software. It can be bundled with anything such as media players, PDF creators or any similar programs. Usually, you can see what programs are bundled during the installation process as they quickly show you the program and make you opt-out of uninstalling it.

How to Remove DealSquib search

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove DealSquib search as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for DealSquib search along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for DealSquib search

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with DealSquib search along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of DealSquib search

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing DealSquib search

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and DealSquib search should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.

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