Dounty.com Virus Removal (Uninstall Guide)
Browser hijacker is a common computer infection these days. It is a malicious program which have the capabilities to control internet browsers. Most of the hijackers are compatible with all major internet browsers. Dounty.com is a perfect example of a browser hijacker. This malware attacks computers located in Brazil, Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries.
The developers of Dounty.com implicated distribution strategy, which is currently used by a lot of malware creators. They attach malicious programs to the freeware installation file. PDF creators, download managers and video recording and streaming applications are among the typical carriers of the Dounty.com browser hijacker. As a consequence, installation of completely harmless program might result in the installation of Dounty.com browser hijacker. The installation of Dounty.com happens completely without users’ consent, that’s why this method is considered illegal. Unfortunately, this strategy proved to be successful, as there is a large number of PC currently infected with Dounty.com.
The settings of an infected browser hijacker will be altered instantly. Users will notice that the default search engine and homepage are changed to a domain associated with Dounty.com. The promoted website is a search engine, with an extremely suspicious reputation, as it’s useless most of the times and might even lead users to a serious PC infection. The search results provided by the search engine are full of sponsored links and commercial content. What is more, the links displayed by the suspicious search engine are often leading to corrupted websites. As a result, users should never click on the links provided by the search engine associated with the Dounty.com browser hijacker.
Automatic Dounty.com Removal
Download and install SpyHunter to detect Dounty.com and remove it.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Note: download size is 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual Dounty.com removal
Important Note: Dounty.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. To remove Dounty.com, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Dounty.com and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Dounty.com”:
Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Also remove Dounty.com from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
4. Delete any folder related to “Dounty.com” from the following folders: