Dosearches.com virus - How to remove?

 

Dosearches.com virus is a browser hijacker that is installed to random browsers without a user’s consent. In fact, it is possible to detect infiltration of this annoying program, but many of us tend to skip installation steps when we are installing some software and this way add additional programs marked to be installed by default. If you follow the installation process of software that you are installing, you will notice that sometimes they contain some pre-selected additional applications that you can refuse adding. Skipping this step means that they will be installed automatically. That’s how Dosearches.com virus is usually installed.

Once inside, the program replaces your homepage and default search provider with the ones of its own. Dosearches.com website looks just like a regular search provider, however it makes changes in your browser without your permission and that makes it a potentially unwanted program. The tool does not work exactly the same like most of search engines. It includes many commercial websites to your search results and also causes redirections.

Beware that Dosearches.com virus is also known to track your browsing activity and check what websites you are visiting and what information you are browsing about on the Internet. This data is later sent to the remote server and it used for various advertising campaigns in future.

Remove Dosearches.com virus if you have noticed it on your computer. Go to Control Panel -> Add and Remove programs list and uninstall it from there. It is important that you remove all other programs installed with the hijacker, as some of them might redownload or reset back browser settings. Scan with Spyhunter as it identifies such programs quite well. You should also check browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you do not see Dosearches.com listed, you should use antimalware tools like Spyhunter and scan your computer with it. Uninstalling the program from your computer doesn’t change your search providers, it only stops ads appearing on your computer. You will have to do it manually by yourself. Depending on the browser you are using, follow the instructions below:


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Manual removal of Dosearches.com virus

How to remove Dosearches.com virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Dosearches.com virus install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.

  1. Start->Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key->Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
     
  2. Choose Uninstall Program;
     
  3. Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Dosearches.com virus and related parasites like Palikan.com virus , i-gosearch.com virus , Firefox redirect virus , Websearch.oversearch.info virus , Websearch.toolksearchbook.info virus , Search.golliver.com virus , Search.eshield.com virus , Dregol.com virus , Searchbetter.com virus , Websearch.searchiseasy.info virus .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter, Malwarebytes and Stopzilla to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
     

This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.

Removing Dosearches.com virus from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens Dosearches.com virus page on startup only, try this:

  1. Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
     
  2. Open Short cut tab;
     
  3. Delete Dosearches.com virus part from target field.

  Top How To remove Dosearches.com virus from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools->Extensions
     
  2. Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
     
  3. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
     
  4. Select Manage Search engines  
  5. Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
     
  6. Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  7. If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
     
  8. Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
  9. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and select Setting and click on Manage search engines.
     
  10. Remove malicious search websites in a new Search engines window.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Dosearches.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
     
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset browser settings button.
  3. Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top How To remove Dosearches.com virus from Firefox:

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
     
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Dosearches.com virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
     
  3. Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
     
  4. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
     
  5. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  6. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  7. Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  8. If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
     
  9. If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Dosearches.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
     
  2. Choose TroubleshootingInformation on the Help menu.
     
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button.
     
  4. Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
     

If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove Dosearches.com virus virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  1. Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  3. Remove the Dosearches.com virus from the list.

How to remove Dosearches.com virus from IE 11:

  1. Click on the Settings icon (top right)->Manage Addons.
     
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Dosearches.com virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
     
  3. Select Search Providers.
     
  4. If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
     
  5. Close the Options.
  6. If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Dosearches.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
     
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
     
  3. Select Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
     
  4. Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top How to remove Dosearches.com virus from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
     
  2. Select Extensions and uninstall Dosearches.com virus and other suspicious extensions.
     
  3. If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Dosearches.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
     
  2. Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual Dosearches.com virus removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Dosearches.com virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

Processes:

It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Dosearches.com virus infected files and get help in Dosearches.com virus removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 

 

 

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May 27th, 2015 09:01, May 27th, 2015 09:01
   
 
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2 thoughts on “Dosearches.com virus

  1. james
     

    this didn’t work for my chrome or IE..

     
    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
       
       
      Post author

      James : have you scanned with SH? In some cases there are additional trojan infection, so you might want to check with adwcleaner and hitman pro. If virus is still active, reseting searches won’t help.

       

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