The SaltarSmart Deals is a nasty computer infection categorized as an adware program and attacks the system secretly. After recording your browsing habits, the SaltarSmart Deals infection displays the targeted pop-up messages according to your interests. This malicious application presents itself as a useful toolbar or browser add-on, but actually this is a serious threat to overall security of your computer. The SaltarSmart Deals virus is distributed by the international hackers for commercial benefits, and it can make your system permanently useless if not removed efficiently. This lethal adware virus distributed through p2p sharing, downloading freeware or shareware, attachments received through spam emails, social media links, and visiting porn websites. This infection is capable of stealing your personal details including the payment history, credit card details, shopping preferences, and passwords. These details are being used in for the fraudulent purposes in order to generate revenue.
The Manual Removal of SaltarSmart Deals
There are both manual as well as automatic removals methods are present to get rid of the SaltarSmart Deals virus. The manual removal process is only recommended for the professional computer users because of its complications. The instructions for the manual removal process of the SaltarSmart Deals infection are detailed below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
The manual removal process will be started once you boot the computer in the safe mode. Restart the computer, and use the F8 key repeatedly to access the list of boot options. Select the safe mode option from the list, and hit the enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
You have to end the malicious associated process of the SaltarSmart Deals, once the system is starts working in the safe mode. Open the windows task manager with the help of Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, and access the list of all the running processes by clicking the processes tab in the task manager window. You have to delete the following malicious processes associated with the SaltarSmart Deals virus:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
After completing the processes issue, you have to delete the following associated files of this nasty adware program from the system files folder of the local partition of your hard drive:-
- %Desktopdir%\SaltarSmart Deals.lnk
- %Programs%\SaltarSmart Deals\SaltarSmart Deals.lnk
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Once all the above mentioned steps are completed successfully, you have to access the registry editor by executing the “regedit.exe” command through Run option of the Start menu. After accessing the registry editor, remove the following corrupt entries associated with this malicious adware infection, and close the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SaltarSmart Deals\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SaltarSmart Deals
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SaltarSmart Deals\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SaltarSmart Deals\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SaltarSmart Deals\DisplayName SaltarSmart Deals
Boot the system in the normal mode before running a complete system scan through an updated version of your current antivirus software to complete the manual removal of the SaltarSmart Deals virus.