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Jul 20, 2013

Duckduckgo.com Redirect – How To Remove

What is Duckduckgo.com? One day I went to its domain, then for somehow, it became my default search engine and my browser. Is it a safe website to keep? It just looks like a common search engine such as Yahoo or Google. How do I know if it is a legit website? Should I remove it? It may also cause my network connection issue so that I cannot get online every now and then. I don’t know how to remove a hijacker.

Duckduckgo.com Redirect Instruction:

Duckduckgo.com Redirect is not a common search engine like the other famous search engine we have used for many years. When you go to its domain and try to search for something, it will direct search result to some unfamiliar websites. Useful results may be listed in the bottom so PC users can hardly aware of them. It will ask PC users to set itself as a default homepage and default search engine. At the meantime, it will promote its own Add-on and the toolbar so that it can control the target browser on its own.

A browser hijacker can do more than take over your browser. It will take controlled of the victim browser at first so that it can change internet settings to lower security level and change default setting. It will set its domain as both homepage and search engine so that it can active as soon as the browser is open. Later, it will change computer settings to bring in more threat like Trojan or key loggers to reach their goal – taking advantages from PC users. You are even not allowed to get into wanted sites. It is annoyed and functionless your online activities. Hence, you should remove it by manual way to get rid of it completely.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Manual Removal Guides:

Duckduckgo.com Redirect is a 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. 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

. Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

2. Delete Viral Files

(1). Delete the related registry entries virus through Registry Edit

Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files.

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random“.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

Duckduckgo.com Redirect is a nasty hijacker that modifies your website setting, makes your surfing unsafely and redirects your search result. It enters your computer via free downloads or adware. It will cut of your internet connection and slow down network speed before you fully understand what it is happening.

If you have no idea of how to do that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on July 20, 2013 4:31 am

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