What is Do-Search.com?
Do-search.com is a website that offers you a search function. It may seem like a genuine search engine, but the ugly truth is that this website is related to a wide network of browser hijackers that make use of freeware applications to enter your system. Thus, Do-search.com is also a dangerous computer infection that modifies your browser settings and then exposes you to potential security threats. Users need to react immediately and remove Do-search.com from their computers. If you ignore this infection, in the long run Do-search.com might slow down your browser and even indirectly become responsible for a malware infection.
Where does Do-search.com come from?
This infection is known to travel around with third party freeware applications. The same can be applied to the rest of browser hijackers from the same group, including Aartemis.com, Dosearches.com, Delta-homes, Qone8 Virus and so on. It means that whenever you want to download a program, you need to do it via an official website, because fake downloaders at third party web pages often come bundled with additional freeware that might prove to be both – obnoxious and dangerous.
Do-search.com is a direct proof, that users need to be careful online – after all, you install Do-search.com on your computer yourself. It is also very likely that some of the third party software installers inform users about the third party software installation, but users simply skip these setup steps.
What does Do-search.com do?
According to the About Us section at Do-search.com, this website is a “global meta-search engine, which provides the best search results from Google, Yahoo! and other search engines. The truth is, however, that Do-search.com simply uses the custom versions of Yahoo! or other legitimate search providers, displaying a slight biased content, so that you clicking the links would benefit its affiliated websites.
Also, Do-search.com is set as your default home page and default search engine. Sometimes these settings are very hard to change, even if you reset your browser to default, because Do-search.com is very good at resisting being removed from your browser.
What is more, Do-search.com also displays pop-up and other types of commercial advertisements on its home page, urging you to click them. Here is an example of an ad displayed by Do-search.com:
** Easy New Way to Make Money Online $8000/ month Part-Time**
Such spam ads are very far from being legitimate and it can only cause you various trouble if you end up clicking them.
How to remove Do-search.com?
Removing Do-search.com is necessary if you want to avoid potentially harmful content and a possible malware infection. You can delete the browser hijacker by resetting your browser to default and then changing the home page settings, although keep in mind that, even if Do-search.com no longer appears on your browser, the browser hijacker files STILL remain in your system, so it is necessary to scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner in order to locate all the malicious files and remove them immediately.
How to reset my browser to default
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Select Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Press Close.
- Press Alt+T and go to Troubleshooting information.
- When new tab opens, click Reset Firefox and the top right.
- Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up dialog box.
- Click Finish.
Change Google Chrome Settings
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
- Click Set pages, remove Do-search.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
- Select Manage search engines under Search.
- Set a new default search engine, delete Do-search.com and click Done.
If you are having problem removing Do-search.com and the browser hijacker keeps on coming back, leave a comment below and we will figure out what is wrong.
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