Dfs.pathdone.net Popup - How To Remove?

Type: Adware

Dfs.pathdone.net popup is a malicious program that displays tons of ads on the infected system. The application affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. The toolbar is usually installed together with free software that users are downloading from the Internet. It is a consequence of not following installation steps and not rejecting installation of unknown programs. Dfs.pathdone.net popup can also be dropped to the system by a Trojan or using spam email attachments.

Although Dfs.pathdone.net is not a malicious website, it is used as a tracking page and for this reason, the program is considered to be a potentially unwanted one. The application can also track your browsing habits, for example, the websites you visit and the keywords you use in searches you make. This data can be used for marketing related purposes such as targeted marketing campaigns.

If you want to avoid downloading Dfs.pathdone.net popup, you should be more careful about installing applications from the Internet. Very often new applications are bundled together with other software and downloaded to computers automatically. That is why you should always follow installation steps and check if there are any extra programs added. Refuse installing any unknown ones.

Remove Dfs.pathdone.net popup if you detected it acting on your computer. Scan your system with anti-adware programs like spyhunter. Considering that this advertising tool might be distributed with more dangerous forms of parasites, you might want to scan with hitman and malwarebytes too. If you had redirecting issues, you might need to reset your home page and search engine to the one you used before:

On Internet Explorer:

  1. Click arrow on the right of search box;
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
  3. Remove Dfs.pathdone.net from the list.

On Firefox :

  1. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page;
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  3. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  4. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  5. Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.

On Google Chrome:

  1. Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar;
  2. Select Settings;
  3. Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
  4. Remove unnecessary search engines from list;
  5. Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).

Please note, it is very important to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware program after Dfs.pathdone.net popup is removed as it might be your system got infected with viruses while having it.

Automatic Dfs.pathdone.net popup removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove pathdone popup, 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


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September 16, 2013 03:51, September 16, 2013 07:23

7 thoughts on “Dfs.pathdone.net popup

  1. Thanks for your response and excuse my ignorance but for example where do I find Firefox extensions as per your suggestion.

    I did not buy the Spyware because it took 25 minutes to load. I have got Regcure and have a choice between Malawaire and Hitman. Is it better to use the Malawaire due to it’s 24 hr monitoring?



  2. Spyhunter installs latest version and updates, so that is why it takes so long. Other anti-malware utilities are smaller, though I assume they have smaller DB.
    For firefox, go to Firefox->Addons. Look under plugins and extensions.

  3. Hi Giedrius.

    Having got your latest scam email information I wanted to send you copies of two emails that I received today, but I do not know what email address I can send them to. There are links on the emails which could be bogus and I want you to have a look to protect your other members. The employment deal looks great, but I suspect is bogus. Could you give me an address to send the emails to/


    Terry Wyld

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