I have this strange dounty.com on my home desktop. I can’t get rid of it by my own as I’m not a computer savvy at all. Every time I run my browser, this thing pops up. When I’m doing my work, this thing can appear as well, and what’s worse, I have been gotten many useless pop-ups and advertisements. It is super annoying! How can I solve this problem? Please help!
Brief Introduction to This Website
Dounty.com can be visited by computer users all over world, and no one can distinguish it as a computer threat for the first visit. From the interface of it, we can simply find a search box on the page, nothing else except some quick links to some other famous websites. However, it has been proved by many victims from the Internet that it is a malicious computer browser hijacker that can generate many harmful problems as soon as it infiltrates target computers. People can hardly notice it is a computer threat as they treat it as a search engine just likes some other famous search web pages for granted. In this case, this redirect infection can invade innocent computers more easily than other kinds of computer threats.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
As a browser hijacker, it is not easy for most anti-virus programs to detect it for computer users. AS a matter of fact, this hijacker doesn’t belong to computer virus, and anti-virus tools are designed to catch computer viruses and Trojans, so this kind of computer threat can escape from the scan of security tools. However, what this hijacker can do on the infected machines are just the same with viruses. Cyber hacker can exploit the free programs that provided online to get it spread. As users need all kinds of applications to accomplish different tasks, so hackers can implant this infection to those programs and publish the corrupted programs on the web for people to download. When people download the infected programs on their computers unconsciously, after they install the programs, this hijacker can be activated on the machines at the backdoor without being known by PC users.
Once this hijacker is activated on the affected machines, the browsers installed on them can be corrupted. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome can all be the targets of it to infect. The default homepage and search engine will be changed to be dounty.com forcibly without users’ consent. This infection can add many malicious extensions on the corrupted browsers. So once people use the infected browsers to go online, they can be redirected to many unrelated web pages and if they use this fake search engine to find something, they will never get the right answers, instead, they would be given many malicious ads which may contain other computer threats.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Dounty.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker 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 hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
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: 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 browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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Dounty.com is a malicious browser hijacker which is designed by cyber criminals who want to achieve evil purposes from innocent computer users. Once this hijacker is installed on the target computers the performance of the infected computers can be slowed down and people will suffer from many unwanted errors. If PC users do not pay too much attention to this hijacker, the whole system can be messed up by it and other malicious stuff downloaded by the help of it.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Dounty.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 24, 2014 5:47 am