Doseofhealthy.com Virus - How To Remove?

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Type: Browser Hijacker
 

Doseofhealthy.com, hosted by CloudFlare (IP address 104.24.98.99), is an online platform, which earns profit from advertising, according to the information available at doseof healthy.com.2sompete.org. The latter portal provides services of websites analysis and statistics. Besides, doseofhealthy.com, registered on the 19th of November, 2015, is mostly visited by the users from Czech Republic. Another country, which generates the most web traffic to this web page is Belgium. Thus, it is a must for the Internet users from the both countries to read this post carefully. Doseofhealthy.com is related with doseofhealthy.com/search.php, which is a browser hijacker.

 

About the Doseofhealthy.com/search.php Domain

Doseofhealthy.com/search.php is the exact Url, which is forcibly set as the default start page for the users, which PCs have been infected with this application. It is supposed to look as just another search engine, even the one affiliated with Google. Though, it is quite the opposite. As it have been revealed above, Doseofhealthy.com/search.php is an ad-supported domain and the search feature is employed only for covering the deceptive advertising the developers of this rogue application pursue. This deceptive advertising tactics is described by the inclusion of 3rd party sponsored web pages in the search results of Google and the illegitimate injection of 3rd party advertisements in the legitimate websites provided by the latter legitimate search tool.

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The deception degree of Doseofhealthy.com/search.php browser hijacker is indicated by the lack of any Privacy Policy, Terms or Conditions of Use, License Agreement documentation on the website available. No legitimate search provider would leave you using its product without providing you with the official documents, as regards the use of their software. This adds to the unauthorized settings Doseofhealthy.com/search.php browser extension performs, when it sets the latter address as your default Url, which is loaded upon the startup of your web browser/browsers. Additionally, desktop shortcuts can be created, which do also signify that Doseofhealthy.com/search.php belongs to the type of applications, referred to as PUPs – potentially unwanted programs.

The relatively high danger level as regards cyber security of using Doseofhealthy.com/search.php PUP ensues from the 3rd party advertising content it displays. The latter content can be rendered in various user-specific advertisements on practically any site he visits, when Doseofhealthy.com/search.php app is running on one computer’s system and, thus, is operating on the browser as an add-on unable to be removed from the settings. It is dangerous in two basic ways. Firstly, your browsing history, IP address (and, thus, geolocation), information about operating system, etc. is leaked to the developers of Doseofhealthy.com/search.php plug-in and their affiliates. Secondly, this module causes redirect issue, rerouting you to unsafe domains, when you click the ads displayed by it or visit the sponsored sites rendered by it in the search results.

The Specific Method Doseofhealthy.com/search.php Browser Hijacker is Distributed and Ways to Remove It

Doseofhealthy.com/search.php hijacker originates from Doseofhealthy.com domain. It is clearly a scam website, owned by the distributors of online scams. Such displayers of online scams as Doseofhealthy.com/search.php application are most of the cases downloaded accidentally. These downloads, which occur by accident and not by design, involve free software, which is spoiled with such PUPs as Doseofhealthy.com/search.php. The unwanted application is hidden in the Advanced settings. Thus, if the user remains in the Default ones, he looses the chance of eliminating the malware before it has reached his computer.

When the dangerous redirects caused by Doseofhealthy.com/search.php browser hijacker is a daily issue, it is clear that the malicious programs is functioning on the computer’s system. In this case, it should be removed with malware removal software such as Reimage or Spyhunter, since the probability of additional similar malware threats is quite high. Nevertheless, the manual removal guide can be followed to delete the malware. But, in any case, it is recommended to scan your computer system with an automatic security scanner (you can choose from the ones set forth above).



Automatic Doseofhealthy.com Virus removal tools

 
 
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Manual removal of Doseofhealthy.com Virus

How to remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Doseofhealthy.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.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Doseofhealthy.com Virus .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing Doseofhealthy.com Virus from your browsers

  Top How To remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • 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.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

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

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

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

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How To remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus from Firefox:

  • 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).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Doseofhealthy.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.
    Remove add-on
  • 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.
    Restore default

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

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

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:

  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Remove user.js

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

  Top How to remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  • Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  • Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  • Remove the Doseofhealthy.com Virus from the list.

How to remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus from IE 11:

  • Click on the Settings icon (top right) → Manage Addons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Doseofhealthy.com Virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Select Search Providers.
    Set search engine
  • If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
    Find search engines
  • Close the Options.
  • 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.
    Restore home page

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

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

  • Gear icon→Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset Reset settings
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

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

How to remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus from Microsoft Edge:  Top

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, Doseofhealthy.com Virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Doseofhealthy.com Virus from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Doseofhealthy.com Virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • 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.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions)

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

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

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

     
 

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I have started 2-viruses.com in 2007 after wanting to be more or less independent from single security program maker. Since then, we kept working on this site to make internet better and safer place to use.

 
October 25, 2016 06:46, July 9, 2017 12:50
 
   
 

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  1. Thank you very much, the article helped me a lot. Managed to remove the virus following your instructions

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