How to remove the dealassistant virus

Most antivirus programs identify dealassistant.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Adware.SurfAccuracy, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADE.AZT or TROJ_AGENT.AWNA.

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Dealassistant.exe file information

The process known as DealAssistant belongs to software DealAssistant Application by unknown.

Description: Dealassistant.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dealassistant.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 226,304 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 962,733 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The dealassistant.exe file is not a Windows system file. Dealassistant.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dealassistant.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 226,304 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Dealassistant.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: You should check the dealassistant.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If DealAssistant has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

dealassistant.exe belongs to DealAssistant Application and located in c:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\DealAssistant\dealassistant.exe but maybe a malware software.
  Sam   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of dealassistant.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving dealassistant issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active dealassistant process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the dealassistant.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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