Hi, there. I don’t have any idea why my computer is infected by Dollarsurveys.net.in. I didn’t it for a few days. Just now I want to search something online and then I was directly redirected to this virus domain. No matter which browser I start, I was redirected again and again. I tried to change my browser settings. But it did not work. What should I do now? Please help!
Dollarsurveys.net.in is classified as a browser hijacker which can infect all kinds of browsers (i.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc.). Once installed, you may find that no matter when and which browser you are using, it may jump to this virus domain directly. All your browser settings will be changed automatically. All the default homepage on your browsers will be modified as Dollarsurveys.net.in without your approval. Countless advertisements and pop-ups will be showing on your computer screen so as to take up a large percentage of your computer resource. Your computer performance will be reduced so badly. Hence, while you are surfing, the web page may be crashed so frequently.
How does Dollarsurveys.net.in get into your computer without your knowledge and permission? This virus usually gets into your computer by infected external storage devices, spam emails, p2p file sharing and etc. After it installed onto your computer, it is capable of hiding itself deeply on your system. Later then it may begin to affect your important system files and make changes system settings or browser. Otherwise, it may mess up your files which are end with “.exe” file extension like MS Word, Excel, Notepad and etc. In addition, this virus may track all your sensitive data by using your cookies and send them to anti-social person which leads to misuse of them. Now, you may see lots of trouble will be brought onto your computer by this virus. This hijacker will be a great threat to your computer. You’d better remove this virus as early as possible when you find it on your computer.
1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
Dollarsurveys.net.in hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of this virus
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end this hijacker’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Dollarsurveys.net.in is known as browser hijacker or browser redirect. It may do lots of harmful thing on your computer after its installation. This virus mostly gets installed through freeware programs that you download from infected web pages; or through the spam emails you are reading; or through the suspicious and risky websites you are visiting. This virus may trick you by claiming that it may help you with tools which may add relevant social results and recommendations from your friends and contacts to your regular search results. As a matter of fact, it is not a good application but an adware that displays advertisements on social and shopping sites that you visit. The result links it provides my contain other viruses like spyware, malware etc.. If you click on the link, you may give the chance for other viruses to get into your system. In a word, it is not wise to keep Dollarsurveys.net.in on your system. You’d better eliminate it when you detect it.
Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on June 23, 2015 1:31 pm
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