Doko-search.com virus is controlling my Firefox, help!! What is this domain mainly use for? Is it a browser hijacker? If yes, how can I remove? None of my removal tools is working. How can I protect my computer and the files in it? Is there any way to get rid of it? Is there any chance I can delete it without wiping my system? If you want to know more about what this hijacker is and how to get rid of it, this post will be helpful.
Speaking of computer virus, we would instantly think of phishing domains which store up uncountable malware and adware in its webpage. Today we will talk about Doko-search.com virus, a browser hijacker which is released recently. Doko-search.com hijacker is classified as a browser hijacker that is created by copy down contents of someone else’s web site or the entire domain then bait-and-switch on their own sites. This new technique is being widely used by domain owners for the website which is extremely lack of attractive web content. It mainly use for catching PC users’ attention so as to increase domain traffic and make it more popular than before. Whereas, not every browser hijacker is as innocent as we thought. Hijackers are malicious programs which tamper with the user’s browse through DLL plug-in, BHO, Winsock LSP and other forms. Several abnormal behaviors will appear when hijacker takes over your favorite browser, For example, the victim Internet Explorer has been steered to malicious web pages while you were visiting normal sites, Internet explorer browser home page or search page has been modified to undesired one and website address has been specified to phishing sites which can be very dangerous to common users.
People are confused of how Doko-search.com virus gets in since they have set more than one protective measure in their PC to prevent malware from getting installed secretly. So they have no idea about how this potential threat escapes detection, not to mention to find its trace and delete it in manual way. Actually the method it takes is quite simple. It mainly uses BHO techniques to intrude target browser in a legitimate way as the attack technique of adware nowadays are all equipped with a system-recognized legal way to pass through firewall. This technique make it hard to be prevented from breaking into target computer by current Software behavior detection technology. Even if you have carefully set up security level higher and higher to prevent malicious browser pop-up plug-ins from installing every day, you still have risk to get infected with hijacker because the downloading and tools would open a door to let it in. To protect your PC, software is not enough. You need to learn a new manual removal way to know how to detect and remove Doko-search.com virus in registry.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait for a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect also causes poor Internet connection and system crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are using the Internet.
6. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other important data.
Doko-search.com virus 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 to easily remove Doko-search.com Virus.
(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
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Technically speaking, Doko-search.com virus is not a backdoor virus like scaring Trojan horse which mainly use to remote control infected PC for benefits. But that doesn’t mean it will not collect data in the target PC. Browser hijacker can be the most common phishing domain in our daily life. In other words, it is a common type of online attack. Hackers can control your frequently-used browser through hijacker and change the way of how browser uses for Internet surfing and which content to display. It does show a large number of malicious features such as interfering with the seamless user experience on your favorite browsers, using rootkit functionality to hook into the operating system. Once being hijacked, it means that you can’t decide what to do on your own computer, what data will be stored into it. It is undoubtedly a huge security risk. Today’s Internet environment is full of adware trap, relying on software is not wise choice for ordinary to keep safety.
Published by & last updated on October 23, 2013 2:34 am