ExtraMcDeal is adware that enters your system bundled with freeware, starts displaying pop-up ads on your screen and redirects you to potentially compromised websites for monetizing purposes. And, although it presents itself as a helpful tool capable of finding the best discounts and deals online for you, we recommend its removal.
Why Is ExtraMcDeal “Unhealthy” for Your Computer?
ExtraMcDeal is advertising-supported software and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The essence of most adware is to generate advertisements and thus – revenue for its creator. Adware programs are capable of detecting the websites you visit and your browsing habits. The adware then matches its ads to the items and services advertised on those websites you browse through. And, they start advertising only what you have searched for and what you have an interest of.
So far – so good. Although ExtraMcDeal is advertised as a great tool to help you save money via various discount coupons, the problem is that it typically enters your system via freeware you download – via bundling. Once in your system, it starts disturbing your surfing with annoying pop-up ads. What’s worse is that by clicking on any of those ads, you may be redirected to malicious websites, and become exposed to other threats such as Trojans.
ExtraMcDeal is capable of monitoring and recording your browsing routine and personal information. It may even send that information to the advertising agencies behind this adware.
In short, ExtraMcDeal may truly help you with your savings, but the harm it may cause to your system is truly not worth those savings. Your system and personal information become vulnerable to hacker attacks and other viruses.
How to Avoid Installing ExtraMcDeal on Your PC?
As mentioned above, ExtraMcDeal usually enters your system via bundling. That is a method used by adware creators to sneak their program into users’ PCs unnoticeably. ExtraMcDeal is attached to popular freeware that users often download.
The only way to prevent this adware from entering your system is to pay close attention to the installation process of anything you download from the Web. Because this adware is a legitimate program, you are provided with an option to opt-out from the bundling deal while downloading that particular freeware.
So, if you follow every step of the installation process, disallow the “recommended” option, and choose the “advanced” or “custom,” you prevent ExtraMcDeal from landing on your system.
How to Remove ExtraMcDeal Once It’s Installed on Your PC?
Do not stress should you already have ExtraMcDeal on your system. You will recognize it if the pop-ups on your screen say “sponsored by EXtraMcDeal.”
You simply need to take immediate steps to remove the adware in order to avoid exposing your system to bigger threats.
You can manually remove it from your PC by following the steps below. However, you also have the option to remove it via a special anti-malware tool. If you choose the second option, make sure the anti-malware program is legitimate and trustworthy.
The free version of SpyHunter will only scan your computer to detect any possible threats. To remove them permanently from your computer, purchase its full version.