I encounter a weird thing on my laptop. Each time I try to open my browser it goes directly to dfs.pathdone.net. I used Google.com as my default homepage but it disappeared once I found the dfs.pathdone.net redirect virus infected my computer. Another pain is that when I open a new tab, I will get a redundant page. Also there are many pop-ups of advertisements which disturb my normal use of my laptop. How can I get it off my laptop?
Descriptions on Dfs.pathdone.net Redirect Virus
Dfs.pathdone.net redirect virus is a newly released browser threat which infect all kinds of browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome and IE. In some cases this virus only infects one of the browsers on the infected computer but it will infect others in not a long time. One of the abilities of this redirect virus is just the same as other browser hijacker virus on redirecting computer users to its domain site instead of those right, normal site users want to go to. It causes non-stopped popping ups on the infected computer from both the new tab and a small box at lower corner. The current program you are working on will be put behind and if you click on the popping up without intention it will lead you to some sites which contain unsafe and risky factors.
Some computer users are quite confused why they get this redirect virus while they have antivirus to protect their computer. The reason is that this virus has the outside as a normal and legal website or software. Thus the antivirus will not detect Dfs.pathdone.net redirect virus as a virus. However, we should not be cheated by its appearance if we don’t want to get more and more trouble in the future. This virus will be installed to your browsers and you cannot even notice how and when it is installed as all its tricks are played at back door. The way it gets into your computer is secret, so as to the way it leads damages to your system. You can feel the speed of your computer is slowed down but you have no idea on how it happens. Nor can you realize why your normal programs cannot run correctly. When you try to run them, they may pop up their window which seems they are trying to run but later you will see “not responding” on the top of the window and you have to close them and reopen the programs again. If this redirect virus has been given more time it will lead your computer to death finally. An obvious clue is that the invaded computers will react slowly and stuck often once this virus has infected them. Dfs.pathdone.net redirect virus also reviews your system files from which it gains access to your personal information you remember on the computers. It can use your email account to send junk mail or spam mails to your contacts. Those mails are either meaningless or full of dangerous backlinks. In one word it is a bomb in your computer to make chaos as well as other kinds of damages to your computer.
Besides those, dfs.pathdone.net redirect virus can also collect your remembered databases when you used the computer which has been infected. You sometimes can get calls from your contacts to tell you that you have sent them something strange in mails or in message way. How weird it is! You never do that. That can be a bad effect of the redirect virus as it is able to find out your personal info and will makes auto-sent mails to spread some unsafe back-links to your contacts.
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect Virus. 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.
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 to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Dfs.pathdone.net on targeted browsers.
Video Guide On Browser Hijacker Removal:
If your homepage has been changed to this dfs.pathdone.net page, or you keep getting pop-ups out of nowhere, you can take it for sure you’re your computer has been infected with dfs.pathdone.net redirect virus. It is quite dangerous as well as irritating to have such a virus on computers. Besides those bad things it leads to your computer, another part is that it weakens the ability of your system defense. Other online spread viruses will be able to invade into your computer when you are online. So as soon as you find your computer is in infection with such virus, you should remove it.
Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes,please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 15, 2013 12:56 pm