I have dosearches.com virus and cannot remove it. It happened on my laptop a few days ago. I noticed that there had been too many popping ups of ads on my browser. And all my homapages and default settings have been changed. It forces me to visit its own site instead of the one I want. How can I get rid of it completely?
Dosearches.com (also known as Do searches virus) is an annoyed search engine which should be avoided. People would initially consider it as a real search engine which is newly created by small company. No, this is not a real helpful search engine. It may not be categorized as a computer virus, but it is malicious programs which corrupts system files and mess up on line activities. In a word, it may harm your computer. It is necessary to pay attention to this browser redirects; it would appear on the startup of the infected browser. It has interrupted normal net surfing with its nasty actions such as redirecting the browser to unknown domains, pointing search result to irrelevant results, the slowdowns it brings to target browser and linking your web-pages to malicious websites. By using it, you cannot get original homepage back and the default search engine will be replaced as well. Whatever it looks very similar to the Google, you should be very careful. Do not invite it into your computer.
When you do a search help for removal of this redirect, you will see that many customer has been get into this difficult situation as well. It is hard to be removed as it has already modified browser settings to take effect its malicious activities. Even removal is success via security tools, if there are remains in victim browser, it may return to change the search results, bring you to unknown or unsafe websites because its settings is still there. If you want to avoid infection from untrusted browser redirects, please use more reputable search engine for on-line browsing. In addition, instant removal from each one of the current browser of dosearches.com redirect is needed. If you don’t know how to do this, continue reading on this post to learn manual removal method.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain Dosearches.com and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources after infected with Dosearches.com Virus. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → 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.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Dosearches.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). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of XX.
Dosearches.com virus is detected as a newly designed browser hijacker which is extremely hazardous and infectious. It is able to infect all browsers on a target computer once it has settled down. It can automatically enter a computer through varieties of methods such as unsafe sites, junk emails, freeware downloading and infected removable devices. It usually affects the working of the infected computer as soon as it accesses the system. It will arouse more and more pages or tabs occur on the infected computer. Users often get annoyed on it but they hardly can remove it with antivirus because the antivirus always cannot find it as a hijacker. It too much assembles a normal web page thus it is not detected as an infection. Considering the damages it may bring to the computer you have to get it off from your machine as early as you can to put an end to all weird symptoms of the computer.
Published by & last updated on December 11, 2013 5:31 pm