Uninstall the Dealio Toolbar

This page offers step by step instructions for how to remove the Dealio Toolbar from your computer as well as solutions for some of the most common problems our users have reported during the uninstall process.

How do I uninstall the Dealio Toolbar using the toolbar menu?
The easiest way to remove the Dealio Toolbar is from the toolbar menu. In your browser:
  1. Click the Options (i.e. wrench) icon in the Dealio Toolbar.
  2. From the menu that appears, choose Help > Uninstall.
  3. Follow the directions of the Dealio Toolbar uninstall program.
This will remove the Dealio Toolbar from both IE and Firefox (if installed).
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How do I uninstall the Dealio Toolbar using Add / Remove Programs?
To remove the Dealio Toolbar using Add / Remove Programs:
  1. Click on the Windows Start button in the lower left of your screen.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add / Remove Programs (XP/2000) or Uninstall Program (Vista) in the Control Panel.
  4. Select "Dealio Toolbar" from the list of installed programs.
  5. Click Remove (XP/2000) or Uninstall / Change (Vista).
  6. Follow the directions of the Dealio Toolbar uninstall program.
This will remove the Dealio Toolbar from both IE and Firefox (if installed).
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What other programs are installed with the Dealio Toolbar?
Dealio Toolbar also installs Search Settings (SearchSettings.exe) which is a program designed to protect your computer's default search settings from being changed by other programs without your knowledge. It notifies you if a program tries to change your search settings and allows you to block the change or allow it.
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How do I uninstall Search Settings?
To remove Search Settings:
  1. Click on the Windows Start button in the lower left of your screen.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add / Remove Programs (XP/2000) or Uninstall Program (Vista) in the Control Panel.
  4. Select "Search Settings" from the list of installed programs.
  5. Click Remove (XP/2000) or Uninstall / Change (Vista).
  6. Follow the directions of the Search Settings uninstall program.
This will uninstall the Search Settings application from your computer.
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How did the Dealio Toolbar get installed on my computer?

If you are not sure how the Dealio Toolbar got installed on your computer, then you may have installed it while installing software from one of our partners. Dealio has many partners who choose to bundle the Dealio Toolbar in their installer and offer the Dealio Toolbar during installation of their program. We've worked hard to build a reputation for Dealio as a trustworthy and reliable source of the best deals available online. To maintain that reputation, we screen our partners rigorously, including reviewing all installation flows to ensure the Dealio Toolbar installation is clearly indicated with a full page description and no deceptive wording or behavior, and that the offer adheres to legal requirements such as acceptance of the Dealio Toolbar license, etc. In addition, we perform periodic audits of our partners to ensure continued compliance.


If you have recently installed a program that included the Dealio Toolbar and it did not clearly disclose the installation of the Dealio Toolbar, please do let us know the name of the software you installed. We will investigate any such reports immediately and take decisive action.

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What do I do if the Dealio Toolbar uninstall program fails?

There are various situations (e.g. a corrupt Windows registry, manually removing the Dealio directory without using the uninstall program, etc.) which will cause the Dealio Toolbar uninstall program to fail. In these situations, the easiest way to remove the Dealio Toolbar is to repair your Dealio Toolbar installation by installing the Dealio Toolbar again, and then use the Dealio Toolbar uninstall program to remove the Dealio Toolbar.


To fix a corrupt Dealio Toolbar installation and remove the Dealio Toolbar, do the following:

  1. Download the Dealio Toolbar.
  2. Run the Dealio Toolbar installer.
  3. If you get a message during the installation process that Dealio is already installed, please take this additional step. We recommend backing up your data and/or creating a system restore point before taking this step:
    • Click on the Windows Start button in the lower left of your screen.
    • From the Start Menu, click Run.
    • At the prompt that appears, type 'regedit' then click OK.
    • WARNING: Be careful NOT to change anything except the EXACT settings specified below! Deleting the wrong registry item could damage your computer.
    • In the folder view in the left pane of the Registry Editor, navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE folder. Dealio should appear in that folder.
    • Right-click on the Dealio folder, and choose Delete from the context menu.
    • Click Yes on the delete confirmation popup.
    • Close the Registry Editor window.
  4. Run the Dealio Installer again to reinstall the Dealio Toolbar.
  5. Once you've successfully reinstalled the latest version of Dealio, you should be able to uninstall the Dealio Toolbar using Add / Remove Programs. If you wish you can also uninstall Search Settings.
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I've tried all the steps and it still doesn't uninstall. Now what?

The Dealio Toolbar is designed to cleanly and easily install and uninstall using the standard Windows software installation and removal procedures. If none of the steps above worked, it could be due to a virus or other rogue program installed on your computer, or your security software may be blocking the uninstall. While these situations are outside the control of Dealio, these suggestions may help.


First, scan your computer for viruses, adware, spybots, or other unwanted or unneeded programs. If you already have your favorite security tools installed, use those. If not, you can try some of these more popular free security programs by going to CNET's download.com and searching for them. These programs are in no way affiliated with Dealio but may help you resolve some of the problems you're seeing with your computer:

  • AVG Anti-virus
  • Ad-Aware
  • Spybot Search and Destroy
  • CCleaner
  • TrendMicro Hijack This

Second, after resolving any issues found on your system by the above programs, if you are still unable to remove the Dealio Toolbar, your security software such as Norton or McAfee may be blocking the uninstall for some reason. You may want to disable your security program temporarily and attempt to uninstall the Dealio Toolbar using the instructions above. For your protection, we recommend you disconnect your computer from the Internet while your security program is disabled so that your system is not open to attack from the Internet while you are uninstalling the Dealio Toolbar. Due to the variety of security programs, we cannot give detailed instructions for temporarily disabling your security software. Please contact your security software provider for assistance. Most importantly, remember to turn your security software back on once you have removed the Dealio Toolbar so that you remain protected from future threats.


Finally, if you have tried all of the above and are still having difficulty removing the Dealio Toolbar from your computer, please contact us and we will help you uninstall the Dealio Toolbar.

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