What is DoubleClick?
DoubleClick is a browser plug-in that provides Internet advertising services and officially is a subsidiary of Google. Its main focus is on uploading ads. However, DoubleClick makes use of tracking cookies to monitor users’ browsing activity and check which adds they view exactly. A lot of users have been complaining that they cannot remove DoubleClick even when they try to opt-out option offered by the company. If that is your case as well, it means that DoubleClick has been exploited by a third party and it must be deleted by a computer security program.
What happens when DoubleClick gets misused?
DoubleClick has been reported to be a link in malware distribution in December 2010. Back then it was exploited by hackers to serve as medium for malware distribution via drive-by downloads. Since official DoubleClick is a legitimate product, hackers bundled its installation file with freeware and malicious components with intention to trick innocent users into installing everything automatically.
When DoubleClick is used for malicious purposes, it can copy such information as your browsing history, bookmarks and favorites. It can also produce a throng of pop-up advertisements. Once you click on any of them, you will be redirected to a website that hosts malicious files and your computer will be infected with seriously dangerous malware. It shows that it is absolutely necessary to remove DoubleClick from your computer as soon as possible.
How to remove DoubleClick?
If you have installed the plug-in yourself, refer to uninstall instructions on the official website, or try to uninstall DoubleClick via Control Panel. If it doesn’t work then you should acquire a powerful computer security tool that will help you to terminate DoubleClick automatically in no time. Remove every single file that might compromise your system’s security, and make sure that your computer is no longer threatened by other dangerous infections.
Remove these DoubleClick Registry Entries:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved (doubleclick.com)
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved (doubleclick.net)