Have www.dogpile.com site popped up on browser constantly? Do you not remember setting this page as the default start-up site on browsers? Does it aggressively pop up and attempt to force you to use the search tool? Can you trust this pop-up unknown search engine? How do you remove it off?
Dogpile.com Redirect – Remove Browser Hijacker
Dogpile.com redirect (Dogpile Web Search) is believed to be a new variant of browser hijacker which mainly affects browsing applications on Windows OS. The widely used Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can all be the targets of this browser hijacker. A browser hijacker, also known as browser redirect, is defined by its different acts than other regular search tools. By claiming itself as a search tool also, this Dogpile.com redirect can gather users’ personal details through their online activities and help computer hackers benefit. It’s absolutely not a trustworthy search tool to keep or use any further.
Usually, a browser hijacker will be created in the form of a search tool which can provide lots of shortcuts to rich resources online and help computer users improve their online experience by providing the most wanted results in a short time. However, this Dogpile.com hijacker isn’t a trusted search tool even though it looks like one. The Dogpile Web Search engine could probably be sponsored by computer hackers and the results provided by this unauthorized search tool can be bundled with many other computer threats from the Internet. Clicking on these results can somehow help these viruses sneak into the system to cause more potential risks.
Besides from that, this Dogpile.com redirect can also cause other consequences to interrupt users’ online sessions. For instance, the hijacker domain and unwanted ads will constantly pop up preventing you from accessing other pages online. The targeted browser(s) will also run slower than before with constant non-responding sessions. In one word, getting online won’t be that easy because of these interruptions.
Dogpile Web Search Hijacker Screenshot
Browser Hijackers And Cyber Scams
The www.dogpile.com redirect is not just created to bring all these troubles on browsers to upset computer users. We believe the hijacker can somehow be used by computer hackers for conducting cyber scams.
Search tools can help enhance computer users’ online experience with the help of cookie. By collecting users’ browsing histories and surfing habits, they can provide the most wanted resources out of thousands in a short time. However, when this technique is used by Dogpile.com redirect, it can be dangerous because users’ privacy and other confidential information can be collected and sent to cyber criminals. What’s more, the pop-up ads and links generated by this browser hijacker can also help prompt certain malware or spyware to display scams. For this sake, the unfamiliar popup Dogpile search tool should be uninstalled ASAP.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Dogpile.com redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:
Step C: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this Dogpile.com hijacker:
Step D: Change home page(s) on browsers back from www.dogpile.com popup page:
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There are many search tools online. But some of them may not be that friendly. To identify a browser hijacker like this Dogpile.com redirect, there are some basic tips. First of all, a regular search engine won’t install itself without consent but a hijacker will. Normally, PC users don’t know when or where they come across this specific domain. That’s because the browser hijacker can help itself install without permissions by bundling with other unfriendly freeware. While a common search engine is a browser add-on and will only pop up whenever needed, this Dogpile Web Search will automatically set its page as the default start-up site and constantly pop up no matter which sites you want to log on. Affected browsers won’t work properly because of all the pop-up unknown sites or links, new blank pages and unwanted ads. By modifying the browsers and displaying unwanted results, this Dogpile.com redirect can end up scamming innocent PC users. Therefore, the popup search tool shouldn’t be kept any further.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 20, 2013 12:08 pm