All browsers in your computer are taken over by Udugg.com? Homepage and search engine are changed and locked? Cannot use browser normally since you keep being redirected to Udugg.com or other unwanted websites? Have problems in removing Udugg.com? Have tried various antivirus programs to remove Udugg.com, but it appears again and again?
Udugg.com is a fake search engine with a confusing Google search bar, which can set itself as the default homepage and search engine of your browser without your consent. It may seem to be a legitimate and helpful website when you see it for the first time. In fact, it is a deceptive website and cannot provide useful information. Udugg.com can access your computer system through spam emails, other malicious websites and some unsafe free softwares.
After the installation of Udugg.com in your computer is finished, the settings of your browser including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, DNS settings and HOST files will all be modified. You will find that the homepage and search engine are replaced by it. Every time you use the browser, you will get redirected to Udugg.com or other unreliable websites it promotes to earn money. Some of those websites are malicious while some are just spam. Furthermore, Udugg.com is usually packaged with other infections and threats which will further damage your computer system and record your trace of Internet using. There is no doubt that Udugg.com redirect is a risk to your computer system and your privacy. Therefore, we strongly suggest you should remove it as quickly as possible before more damages and losses.
Udugg.com hides deep in the registry entries and mutates at quick speed, so it is difficult for antivirus programs to detect it and remove it completely. It needs to be removed manually so that it is completely kicked off from your computer. Please note that manual removal requires expert skills since it is very tricky to hide itself deep and automatically recrudesce later.
Udugg.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this Redirect.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In a word, Udugg.com is a fake search engine which is extremely notorious and frequently blamed for unwanted redirections. It is able to take over your browser, change browser settings and cause many other problems in your infected computer. It is pretended to be a legal search website with a Google search bar. Your computer and privacy will be in a high risk condition once it gets into the computer system. So you shall remove Udugg.com as early as possible.
Published by & last updated on January 3, 2013 9:32 am