SlikDealer is a deceptive application, identical to AlphaShoppers. SlikDealer modifies web browser settings (displays intrusive worthless advertisements) and collects various information relating to the user’s internet browsing activity. For these specific deceptive reasons, SlikDealer is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP).
Many favorite download websites that offer download managers monetize their free software and internet traffic through download-managers. It’s these download managers that use deceptive and dangerous adware deployments and start displaying advertisements on favorite websites with hyperlinks underlined as “ad by SlikDealer.”
Once a Potentially Unwanted Application such as SlikDealer has infected the computer, the SlikDealer collect’s browser’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox preferences and install a browser extension. This deceptive technique will load SlikDealer’s adware browser extension each time the browser is started. These malicious browser extensions are known to overwhelm computer users with intrusive advertisements within the browser.
The advertisements shown by SlikDealer are not random, the ads are based on user’s internet activity, the content of the website user is of were visiting and user-based interests. SlikDealer advertisements are to be distinguished by underlined text or new pop-up window redirects.
How did SlikDealer install on my PC?
Distribution: Download managers, deceptive pop-up redirects
Also known as: SlikDealer virus, SlikDealer adware
SlikDealer and many potentially unwanted applications found on the internet do not provide any real value for its visitors. SlikDealer is known to collect information but pretends to offer a variety of browsing enhancements.
In reality, it is all about in-text advertisements, website traffic, and suspicious links, browser extensions, and browser redirects. Adware such as SlikDealer, often claims to have no control over the users’ advertisements. In our experience, many of these in-text links lead to suspicious websites, technical support scam services, download managers and pay per click advertisements.
How to avoid SlikDealer?
If you install software downloaded from the internet, take notice there are no additional offers or useful enhancements installed on your computer. Some download managers do not adequately disclose that adware or pups, such as this SlikDealer will also be installed on your computer. When installing software on your computer, you should overview the End User License Agreements (EULA) or their Terms of Agreement before downloading and installing software onto your computer.
Do not click too fast through the installation process using a Quick Install of Next button; this would prevent SlikDealer in the future. Either way, it is often the computer user itself which allowed the SlikDealer redirect infect the browser.
Adware use scheduled tasks, windows services, PowerShell, and update managers to prevent users from removing SlikDealer and other adware from their computer. To successfully remove SlikDealer from your computer, we need you to follow all removal steps we advise in this instruction.
How to remove SlikDealer
Use this quick menu to quickly follow the steps to successfully clean your computer from SlikDealer, adware, potentially unwanted programs, any viruses, and spyware. This instruction includes both manual removal steps and malware removal tools to remove the SlikDealer malware leftovers.
Remove SlikDealer, complete the steps below
- Remove SlikDealer from Windows manually without software
- Scan your computer for malware with free anti-malware software to detect and remove SlikDealer files
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Check the programs list for Slik Dealer and select the entry and click “Uninstall” or “Remove“.
Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed software.
If you don’t know what to look for, Goto Removal Tools
Remove SlikDealer adware, browser extension from Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox
In this first step, we show you how to manually remove adware from your browser and how to reset the browser homepage and search engine to default settings.
If after this step, there are still problems with a hijacked homepage, adware, ads or redirects in your browser, perform a malware scan with our recommended malware removal tools.
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
select the wrench button, and from the menu select "Manage add-ons".
Check the add-ons list for any suspicious Browser Helper Objects, remove unwanted suspicious add-ons using the Remove or Disable button. If the button is grayed out, scan your computer with malware removal tools to remove the malicious add-on.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer has the option to reset to default. However, resetting your browser settings will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
select the wrench button and from the menu select "Internet Options".
Select "Advanced" from the tab menu, Click the Reset button.
Check "Delete personal settings" and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are virus remnants on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer. Make sure the virus does not reinstall, and all remnants are removed from your PC.
Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.
Search for any unknown browser extension(s) from the list and remove them by using the Remove button.
Remove any browser extension that you do not know is very important.
Remove "installed by enterprise policy" from Chrome
When a Chrome setting or browser extension is disabled because the setting is "installed by enterprise policy" you can use the instructions below to enable the setting and remove it. Right click the start button, click Run, type: cmd.exe
Enter the following command's one byline and press enter after each line to execute the command.
rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
Now try to remove the extension of blocked "Installed by enterprise policy" setting from Chrome.
Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with their Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage and search engine settings are synced with Google's servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn't clear the synchronized cache, the adware, browser extension and settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
- Open your Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window).
- Click Reset sync to clear all of your synced data on Google's server.
- Click OK.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Google Chrome
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
Click the menu button, from the menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web-browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from your PC.
Click the Firefox menu button, from the menu click on Add-ons.
Select Extensions from the left menu. Search any unknown Firefox browser extension and remove the extension using the Remove button.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Firefox
The fastest and easiest way to reset your default homepage and the search engine is by resetting Firefox to default settings.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button and confirm the Refresh Firefox dialog once again to Reset Firefox to default settings.
Click Finish, Firefox will restart.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Firefox web-browser and PC.
Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.
Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.
Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings not the Edge favorites.
The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web-browser and PC.
1. Automatically detect and remove the SlikDealer adware with Malwarebytes Free (recommended)
Malwarebytes is the most powerful anti-malware solution to detect and proactively remove adware, browser hijackers from the web-browser and viruses including potentially unwanted programs from your PC. Malwarebytes works excellently alongside antivirus software without any conflicts. Malwarebytes is by far the best malware detection and malware removal tool available today.
- Start the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
- Click Scan Now to start searching for malware on your PC.
- Malwarebytes will start searching for malware on your PC.
Wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan. The Malwarebytes malware scan usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
- Once the malware scan is completed, Malwarebytes will display the results of the malware scan.
In order to remove the found malware on your PC, click the Quarantine Selected button.
- All found malware will be moved to quarantine. Malwarebytes requires a reboot to successfully complete the malware removal process.
- Restart your PC.
- After the restart, all the malware detected by Malwarebytes is moved to quarantine.
Your PC is clean from malware!
2. Remove SlikDealer with Zemana Anti-Malware free, restore your browser
- Open the Zemana Anti-Malware installer
- Install Zemana Anti-Malware using the default settings
- Zemana Anti-Malware will update itself
- Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan
- Wait for the scan to finish, it takes a few minutes.
- Select the Next button to remove the malware found on your computer
- That's it. All malware is successfully removed from your computer.
3. Delete SlikDealer adware files with AdwCleaner Free
- Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select "Run as Administrator" this is important.
- Select the Scan Now button.
- Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
- Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.
- After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.
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