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Old 05-03-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I've noticed recently when I go to websites there is a very annoying drop down on the upper right hand corner of my browser window called "Drop Down Deals"
After looking on Google......I found out it is a "free browser add-on" that automatically displays coupons on shopping websites.
Fine,.... but I don't like it.
And it covers up info on that top right corner.
I sure did not add it. So how did it get there and more important is ....
How can I get rid of it?
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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I'm assuming you're using IE? Tools > manage addons and delete it (don't just disable it). Also check your installed programs in control panel to see if it's in there.

And before everyone comes in and screams RUN MALWAREBYTES I might as well say that this is most likely not a harmful app, just an annoying addon. However, where there is one, there is usually the other. I'd run a scan just to see if you've got other goodies lurking that you need to get rid of. Purely precautionary, mind you.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I bet it is removable from the Control Panel add/remove applications list.

For the OP - this is probably not malware. You installed something or visited a site that gave you an "opportunity" to install it. And you said "yes."
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm assuming you're using IE? Tools > manage addons and delete it (don't just disable it). Also check your installed programs in control panel to see if it's in there.

And before everyone comes in and screams RUN MALWAREBYTES I might as well say that this is most likely not a harmful app, just an annoying addon. However, where there is one, there is usually the other. I'd run a scan just to see if you've got other goodies lurking that you need to get rid of. Purely precautionary, mind you.
Yupper!

Drop Down Deals - Home

And running Malwarebytes is never a bad thing... Click download, not buy now, for the free version.
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