Yesterday when I opened Yahoo as usual, I found a lot of pop-up ads coming up and will not allow me to close them. Then I scanned my computer and found my computer has been infected with Adware/Win32.DomaIQ. I tried to get rid of it but it just came back again and again after removal. And the annoying pop-up ads are still there and won’t go away. How to completely remove it from my computer?

Brief Introduction of Adware/Win32.DomaIQ:

Adware/Win32.DomaIQ is categorized as malicious adware that will automatically render advertisements in order to generate revenue for its author. Have you ever clicked on an intriguing ad or link while surfing the Web and had a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory sites? Or have you ever installed a free download and noticed that your computer is suddenly sluggish because, unbeknownst to you, a program is now tracking your online movements? These symptoms are telling you that your computer must be infected with an adware threat. Adware/Win32.DomaIQ comes from the same resources like other advertising-supported software, it can be installed from insecure downloads or various shareware programs distributed by Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners or malicious websites.Once running, it will completely annoy you with its frequent advertisements from affiliated websites. And it installs additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. It even controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. Most of the ads shown on your computer tout legitimate products. Some people don’t mind, but others consider this practice an invasion of privacy. In fact, adware is a risky threat and should be removed as soon as it is detected, or you will get a sea of unwanted pop up ads that are impossible to stop whenever you browser online and your computer will be attacked by more and more viruses. Manual removal is considered as the best way to clean an adware threat. Please follow the removal guide step by step.

Some Traits about This Adware

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this adware.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy,Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove Adware/Win32.DomaIQ for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Adware/Win32.DomaIQ, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


Adware/Win32.DomaIQ is a destructive adware that can change the homepage, search engine and other browser settings once it is downloaded. Once it gets on board, it can download and install other corrupt system files onto the infected PC. Victims will get many annoying pop-up ads, sponsored links and freeware downloads which fool people into browsing malicious content and purchasing unwanted things. Therefore, it is important to know how to avoid adware attack. Firstly, when you need to download something from the Internet, you should make sure you really need it before downloading it. And if you’ve never heard of the software maker or read its website carefully to learn more about the people behind the technology, you had better not download it in case it contains adware or other threats. Secondly, you need to read licensing agreements while downloading the software. Don’t just scroll to the bottom and click the “I accept” button when installing freeware. You need to deselect the additional add-on that you don’t want first. At last, always beware of advertisements pop-ups out of nowhere. Don’t click on them no matter what circumstance you are in. Adware/Win32.DomaIQ should be removed manually as soon as possible.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get rid of Adware/Win32.DomaIQ? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 6, 2014 8:53 am

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