Gordons Deals ads are caused by an adware program that you must have accidentally installed. Ads are an everyday thing for all users and we see them constantly but if you have adware on your computer, the amount will increase tremendously, pop-ups will start appearing all the time, questionable banners will flash virus alerts at you, etc. The ad-supported program itself is not malicious, as in it will not harm your computer by itself.
However, it may be able to expose you to some unreliable content. The ads that you are shown may be hosted on malicious domains or you could be prompted to download something questionable. So that you do not put your computer at further risk, you need to delete Gordons Deals ads. And be more vigilant about how you install free programs because you allowed the adware to install yourself.
Adware is attached to free programs as an additional offer that you can choose to decline. Unfortunately, it is hidden, which makes it unnoticeable by many users. Since they are set to install alongside the freeware, if you do not notice them, they install. To prevent such unwanted installations, choose Advanced or Custom settings when installing freeware. Those settings will show you all additional offers and you will have the chance of deselecting all of them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes and that’s it. Do not use Default because you will not be made aware of any added items and will have to remove Gordons Deals ads or similar over and over again.
The ads will start bothering you the moment the adware installs onto your computer. They will appear on all leading browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox so switching browsers will not help. Your computer might slow down and your browser might crash more often as a result of all the ads. This will continue until you uninstall Gordons Deals ads from your computer. Engaging with the ads is not recommended, no matter how tempting they seem. Even if you see some great deals, offering you big discounts, keep in mind that adware wants you to press on as many ads as possible and might try to bait you. Those deals might not even be real. You may also get program offers but you should ignore them. If you download software from unreliable sources, you are risking infecting your computer with malware. Only trust legitimate/official pages to provide you with secure content. And do not forget to delete Gordons Deals ads.
Gordons Deals hijacker removal guide
STEP 1. Remove Gordons Deals virus from the browser
First of all, Gordons Deals is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
- Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
- Select the browser, which is infected by Gordons Deals, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
- When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and Gordons Deals has been removed from your browser:
Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:
BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that Gordons Deals hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.
STEP 2. Remove Gordons Deals traces from the system
- Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
- Scan your computer system:
- After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
- Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed Gordons Deals!
Video guide on how to remove Gordons Deals from the system:
STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Gordons Deals in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.