Remove Drop Down Deals ads (Uninstall Guide)

“Drop Down Deals” is an potentially unwanted program that will display their own ads on eBay,Best Buy,Facebook and other websites that you are visiting.These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked will display an advertisement that states it is brought to you by “Drop Down Deals”.
[Image: Drop Down Deals ads]
“Drop Down Deals” is an add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome that is typically added when you install other free programs. When you install these free programs, they will also install “Drop Down Deals” as well. Some of the programs that are known to bundle “Drop Down Deals” include 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this “Drop Down Deals”. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

“Drop Down Deals” Ads – Adware Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall “Drop Down Deals” from your computer

“Drop Down Deals” has installed a program called Yontoo on your computer which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall Yontoo program from your computer,click the Start button, click on Control Panel,the select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP users)
  2. Search and uninstall Yontoo from your computer.
    [Image: Drop Down Deals uninstaller]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, this program might be renamed, if you can’t find Yontoo on your list,then carefully look for any other program developed by Drop Down Deals ,and uninstall it from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the “Drop Down Deals” residual damage from your browser

Remove “Drop Down Deals” from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then  select Manage add-ons
    Internet Options in IE
  2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Yontoo and click Disable.
    [Image: Drop Down Deals Add-on in Internet Explorer]

Remove “Drop Down Deals” from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
  2. Select the Extensions tab, then remove Yontoo from Firefox.
    [Image: Drop Down Deals Extension in Firefox]

Remove “Drop Down Deals” from Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar,select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
  2. In the Extensions tab,remove the Yontoo extension, by clicking on the Recycle Bin next to the plugin.
    [Image: Drop Down Deals Extension in Google Chrome]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, the browser add-on might have a different name, if you can’t find Yontoo on your list,then carefully look for any other extension developed by Drop Down Deals ,and remove it from your computer.


STEP 3: Remove “Drop Down Deals” registry keys with Adwcleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLAOD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility,close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete,then confirm each time with Ok.
    Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT,double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall,then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link,then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process.
    DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked,then click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab,select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for malware]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed,click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove “Drop Down Deals” from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • by

    I have windows 8. I did not see Yontoo on my computer. Could it be listed as something else? What is sweetIM Technologies?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Lets try to remove this infection:
      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
      1. Download AdwCleaner from here: http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

      2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

      3.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.

      4.Click on Clean button. Your computer should restart.

      STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

      Next, please run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro as see in this guide.
      Stay safe!

  • S.flynn

    Brilliant! Thank you so much! sorted that bugger programe out!!

  • Gabriela

    Very useful! Thank you!

  • Boby

    Thank you!!!