What Is HelpDeal?
This is a type of program that is commonly referred to as adware. This means that its job is to start generating advertisements whenever users browse the web. What is more, the ads will appear regardless of what websites you are visiting. The ads will be in the form of pop-ups. It has also been reported that HelpDeal may cause sudden redirects to different web pages that users had no intention of visiting.
Is It Dangerous?
The short answer is yes. Adware programs are considered unreliable for a number of reasons. First of all, in most cases users have no idea that they have installed HelpDeal on their systems. This is because it can get installed alongside other free programs. If the user is inattentive, they will not spot that HelpDeal is setup for installation, as well. Free programs on third-party dispensers are often used as a means to spread unreliable software. This is why security specialists advise users to avoid them.
Another reason why programs such as HelpDeal are considered as dangerous is because the websites they send you to may have nothing in common with the ad that promotes them. What is more, there is a chance that you will get redirected to an unreliable or malicious web page. This means that you will potentially be putting your system at risk of being infected. And if this happens, then you can have all sorts of problems, not only with operating your system, but with keeping any information that you have on it safe.
What Happens Once HelpDeal Is Installed?
Adware programs are most often compatible with the three most popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. After HelpDeal is installed, it will be attached to your browser. Then it will start generating pop-up ads and causing sudden redirects. Interacting with any of the ads or the websites that you will be redirected to is not recommended. The fact you are being sent to unknown websites is evidence that you have unwanted software on your computer. At least, it is easy to discern whether or not you have adware on your PC.
How to Remove HelpDeal?
HelpDeal, along with other adware applications, is not malicious in itself. It is not difficult uninstalling it manually. Just go to Control Panel, then to the Add/Remove program (Windows XP) or Uninstall Program (Vista, 7, 8.x) pane. Find its entry in the list of programs and click Uninstall. If you are having trouble finding the program that needs to be removed, you should consider acquiring a reliable antivirus program that will do the job for you.
Protecting Your PC
If HelpDeal has been on your computer, it is likely that it has been exposed to malware. This means that it may have intruders on it. Installing a reputable security tool is recommend as it will not only shield the system from programs such as HelpDeal, but against any more serious threats, so you can be sure that you are browsing safely.