Nitrodeal is a computer program (usually detected as adware or PUP) that has been designed with the sole purpose of displaying intrusive and annoying ads on your computer. In a nutshell it install bogus web browser extensions and uses them to deliver adverts to you. Extensions usually have randomly generated names, so it's difficult to tell what yours will be. But if you are getting ads on your computer then check your web browser for extensions with names that do not make sense or you don't recognize. In some rare cases, it might be installed as Nitrodeal 1.1. Sometimes those ads are very targeted but most of the time this adware simply displays random ads that redirect to dodgy websites. Needles to say, it can also manipulate your Internet searches by redirecting you to a website of its own choice. It simply uses your search queries to generate ads that might be interesting to you on the fly. Some types of adware also install new toolbars or search pages which will also divert your search. You can imagine how frustrating that is after just the second attempt!
And that's not all because Nitrodeal is also a real invasion of your privacy as it monitors the websites that you visit and compiles data about the goods or services that you are viewing on those sites. That's why I say that it's malware rather than adware. Because adware simply displays adverts on your computer.
The programmers behind it have a vested interest in collecting your data which is why they include a tracking component in the program. The component collates the data and sends it back to the programmer. This then enables them to customize the sorts of adverts that they choose to display on your screen. Of course, by tailoring adverts to match your interests, they are increasing the chances that you will click on the ad – thus generating income for them. At least they clearly separate web page ads from ads displayed by Nitrodeal. You can then identify a problem and take further steps to remove it from the system.
Nitrodeal usually comes packaged with other software – especially free programs and downloads such as TV shows, music or movies. When a program is given away for free, the developer naturally wants to recoup the cost of developing it – hence the inclusion of income-generating adware.
How to remove and avoid Nitrodeal? There is actually a fairly obvious answer to this: in fact the paragraph above may have given you a clue. Asides from installing a decent anti-malware program, which is an excellent idea, you should also be careful when downloading from the Internet. This means reading the License Agreement that is displayed when you download something. The adware will be mentioned, so ensure you read it carefully – that will give you a fighting chance of avoiding it.
To remove Nitrodeal ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Nitrodeal Ads Removal Guide:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove Nitrodeal related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove Nitrodeal related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Nitrodeal, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Remove Nitrodeal related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Nitrodeal, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove Nitrodealrelated add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.