According to computer security researchers, MessengerDeck is a program that belongs to Adware category. How can Adware be dangerous to your computer? Adware is a type of unwanted software. When adware hijacks your machine, it might carry out various malicious tasks. Some of the more common acts on computers include: adware can present various pop-up deals and/or annoying advertisements;adware can redirect your internet browser to shady web pages; adware software can slow down your PC system; adware software can alter web-browser settings.
Another reason why you need to remove adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware be able to collect your surfing history and confidential info, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, user information about you can be used for marketing purposes.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-ups, pop-up ads, pop-up virus|
|Removal||MessengerDeck removal guide|
The most popular way to get adware is freeware setup file. Most often, a user have a chance to disable all optional modules, but certain setup packages are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing potentially unwanted programs and adware. Anyway, easier to prevent adware software rather than clean up your PC after one. So, keep your internet browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run good antivirus programs, double check freeware before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid suspicious and unknown web-pages.
How to remove MessengerDeck adware from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
MessengerDeck ads in the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Edge can be permanently removed by removing unwanted apps, resetting the browser to its original settings, and reversing any changes to the computer by malware. Free removal tools that listed below can assist in removing adware which displays various popup windows and undesired advertisements.
To remove MessengerDeck, perform the steps below:
- How to delete MessengerDeck adware software without any software
- How to remove MessengerDeck adware using free tools
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to delete MessengerDeck adware software without any software
This part of the article is a step-by-step guide that will help you to remove MessengerDeck ads manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to install any additional utilities.
Uninstall adware through the Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, adware and hijacker infections can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility which can be found in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to get rid of it through Add/Remove programs.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other apps. Next, uninstall any undesired and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of programs installed on your PC. Most likely, one of them is the MessengerDeck adware software that causes multiple undesired ads and pop ups. Select the suspicious program or the application that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the dubious or any unknown programs, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this unwanted program from your machine.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Delete MessengerDeck from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your web browser shows annoying pop up ads, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove MessengerDeck adware software from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web browser startpage, search provider by default and newtab you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, run the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove MessengerDeck adware from Google Chrome
Another way to remove MessengerDeck ads from Chrome is Reset Google Chrome settings. This will disable unwanted addons and reset Google Chrome settings to default state. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll 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, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your web-browser’s new tab page, default search engine and start page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to remove MessengerDeck adware using free tools
Manual removal tutorial does not always allow to completely remove the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malware removal tool to fully get rid of MessengerDeck ads off your browser. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum method would be to use Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro.
How to remove MessengerDeck adware with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti-Malware is an ultra light weight utility to get rid of MessengerDeck ads from the MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It also deletes malware and adware software from your computer. It improves your system’s performance by uninstalling PUPs.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is simple. First you will need to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the MessengerDeck adware that causes a huge number of intrusive pop up advertisements. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After the scan is finished, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. Once you’ve selected what you want to delete from your PC system press “Next” button.
The Zemana will get rid of MessengerDeck and move its components to the Quarantine. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Get rid of MessengerDeck adware from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free removal tool. It deletes potentially unwanted software, adware software, hijacker infections and undesired browser extensions. It’ll identify and get rid of MessengerDeck adware. HitmanPro uses very small PC resources and is a portable program. Moreover, Hitman Pro does add another layer of malware protection.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” . Hitman Pro application will scan through the whole computer for the MessengerDeck adware. Depending on your system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the HitmanPro application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan is complete, you can check all threats found on your PC as shown in the figure below.
Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will delete MessengerDeck that causes unwanted advertisements. When the task is done, the utility may ask you to restart your machine.
How to automatically remove MessengerDeck with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
We advise using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) that are fully clean your PC system of the adware software. The free tool is an advanced malware removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove unwanted MessengerDeck ads from your web-browsers, PUPs, malicious software, browser hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install MalwareBytes Free on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the MessengerDeck adware that causes multiple annoying advertisements and popups. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once MalwareBytes Anti-Malware has completed scanning your computer, it will open the Scan Results. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will start to get rid of MessengerDeck adware that redirects your browser to unwanted ad web sites. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your machine. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
Enabling an ad blocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking software will also protect you from malicious advertisements and web sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to misleading and similar web pages.
Download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the screen 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 guide as shown in the figure below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
After completing the few simple steps above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer will no longer show annoying MessengerDeck ads when you browse the Internet. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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