The Gordon Deals is an unwanted software from the group of adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). If you get it on your computer, this ad-supported software can change the internet browser’s settings like homepage, new tab and default search engine and install malicious plugin which will show lots of unwanted pop-up advertisements within the MS Edge, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome screen. It’s important, do not click on the “Gordon Deals” ads, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading sites. The best option is to use the instructions posted below to clean your computer of the Gordon Deals and thereby remove any unwanted ads and pop-ups.
While your computer is infected with the Gordon Deals adware, the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome may be rerouted to undesired web sites. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show lots of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your web-browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The “Gordon Deals” ads will appear on all pages, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertising links.
Therefore it is very important to follow the instructions below as quickly as possible. The step by step tutorial will assist you to get rid of the Gordon Deals adware as well as clean your PC system from any unwanted pop-up ads. What is more, the tutorial below will help you remove other malicious applications like undesired toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto system along with the ad-supported software.
Remove Gordon Deals adware
As with removing adware, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guidance, then it should be use malware removal tool, because it should delete adware and stop any further infection. But to completely get rid of Gordon Deals you will have to at least reset your internet browser settings like start page, search provider and newtab to default state, disinfect computer’s web browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious apps, and remove adware with malware removal utilities. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this page. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Gordon Deals, follow the steps below:
- How to remove Gordon Deals adware without any software
- How to get rid of Gordon Deals with free programs
- Use AdBlocker to stop unwanted ads and stay safe online
- How did you get infected with Gordon Deals adware
- Finish words
How to remove Gordon Deals adware without any software
The guide will help you delete Gordon Deals ‘ad supported’ software. These Gordon Deals removal steps work for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Remove dubious programs using MS Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the personal computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed apps and uninstall all unknown or dubious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted applications can delete the annoying advertisements or browser redirect.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all dubious and unknown apps. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. Once you’ve found anything dubious that may be the Gordon Deals that causes web browsers to display undesired pop up ads or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your computer.
Delete Gordon Deals from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox web-browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as startpage, newtab page and search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Gordon Deals adware. After, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Gordon Deals from Chrome
Run the Reset internet browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like home page, newtab page and default search engine to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web browser redirects to intrusive ad web pages.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Gordon Deals from IE
In order to restore all web-browser newtab, search engine by default and homepage you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
When the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab, start page and search engine to default state.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying Gordon Deals ads opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the Gordon Deals adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of Gordon Deals with free programs
If your computer is still infected with Gordon Deals that causes web-browsers to open undesired popup ads, then the best solution of detection and removal is to use an anti malware scan on the system. Download free malware removal tools below and start a full system scan. It will allow you remove all components of the ‘ad supported’ software from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to remove Gordon Deals adware with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Gordon Deals adware automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We advise this malicious software removal utility because it may easily remove hijacker infections, potentially unwanted programs, adware that reroutes your browser to Gordon Deals ads with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana AntiMalware by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
When the download is complete, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this process is done, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Gordon Deals adware which developed to redirect your browser to various ad web-sites.
A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will get rid of Gordon Deals that causes web browsers to display unwanted pop-ups and move items to the program’s quarantine.
How to automatically delete Gordon Deals with Malwarebytes
Remove Gordon Deals adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and hijackers that your computer may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your PC system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti Malware onto your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware will run and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Gordon Deals ‘ad supported’ software which designed to reroute your browser to various ad web sites. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- When the scanning is done, MalwareBytes will show a scan report.
- Next, you need to click the “Quarantine Selected” button. When the cleaning procedure is done, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Gordon Deals from web browser
AdwCleaner is a completely free tool. You don’t need expensive methods to remove Gordon Deals that redirects your browser to intrusive ad pages and other malicious software. AdwCleaner will delete all the unwanted applications such as ad-supported software and hijackers at zero cost.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 21, 2017
After downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to perform a system scan with this utility for the Gordon Deals that cause undesired popup advertisements to appear. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the checking is finished, AdwCleaner will display a list of found items as on the image below.
You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove Gordon Deals adware that causes unwanted pop up advertisements. When that process is finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to stop unwanted ads and stay safe online
Use an ad-blocker tool like AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-sites. Additionally, ad blocker programs will allow you to avoid annoying popups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Download AdGuard on your system from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop up advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Gordon Deals adware
The majority of ‘ad supported’ software spreads bundled with free programs or even paid programs that World Wide Web users can easily download online. The install packages of such programs, most commonly, clearly indicate that they will install bundled software. The option is given to users to stop the installation of any third-party programs. So, in order to avoid the installation of any adware: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced install type and uncheck all third-party applications in which you are unsure.
Now your machine should be free of the Gordon Deals adware that causes annoying advertisements. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your system for new ad-supported softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired pop-up advertisements and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent adwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find PUPs.
If you need more help with Gordon Deals ‘ad supported’ software related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.