Have known Doko-search.com hijacker seems to have a super ability to forcibly redirect any website to Doko-search.com. It pretends to be kind and reputable, which looks no difference with those authoritative search engines such as Google. If users are careless or did not pay attention on it, using Doko-search.com as the default search engine, it will successfully deceive the majority of innocent users, forcing them to browse malicious websites and be suffering.
Doko-search.com plays the old tricks just like the other malicious browser hijackers. Firstly, it wantonly modifies user’s browser settings by changing the default home page to Doko-search.com, in order to be the priority of choice for searching. Meanwhile, it could automatically installs many strange add-ons and extensions into the browser as it will, because the browser is not able to filter these malicious programs on its own. In that case, those dishonest advertising company will use the malicious plug-ins for business promotion, displaying pop-up ads constantly, usually hovering on the screen or floating to a corner of the screen. Most of the ads are compelling and tempting for innocent user, packed with shiny colors, sounds, images,videos,etc. Once users get hooked and click on those malicious ads intending to learn for more details, it will lead them to unsafe website which is already corrupted by vicious hackers, waiting for targeted users to rise to the bait.
With Doko-search.com hijacker installed in the computer system, many potential safety hazards will be accompanied by. Aside those annoying nonstop ads, Doko-search.com hides in the browser might secretly open a back door, giving an opportunity for the other viruses to immoderately infect the system and cause more and more serious damages. What’s worse, hackers can break into the vulnerable system and control it all, then they can destroy and steal user’s personal data which is definitely a privacy violation. In order to minimize damage as far as possible, it is strongly suggested for users to remove Doko-search.com hijacker out of the system at once.
Click Start -> Go to the Control Panel -> Double-click on Add or Remove Programs -> Find Doko-search.com in the programs list and locate it -> Click on the Remove button -> Follow the wizard to accomplish the removal.
Click Start menu -> Open the Control Panel -> Click on the Uninstall a program -> In the list of all the installed programs , search for Doko-search.com and locate it -> Click on the Uninstall button to finish the removal process.
Access the Start Menu by pressing the Windows Key or by hovering the cursor in the bottom left of the screen -> Locate Doko-search.com then right click on its icon -> Click on Uninstall at the bottom of the screen -> Highlight the Doko-search.com and press Uninstall in the Programs and Features window->Then follow the instructions till you finished.
1.Start the Internet Explorer then click on Tools. In the drop-down menu, click on the Internet Option.
2.Go straight to the Advanced tab then click the Reset button at the bottom of the current window.
3.Pick General tab in the Internet Option, type a new address in the homepage section.
4.Save the changes and restart the Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
1.Open the Mozilla Firefox, click the Firefox menu button. Locate to the Help and select the Troubleshooting Information.
2.In the Troubleshooting Information page, click on the Reset Firefox button.
3.Save the changes and close the current windows.
4.Click the Firefox button and choose the Options, then go to the General tab.
5.Enter an address as the home page in the box, then click OK.
6.Restart the Mozilla Firefox.
1. Launch the Google Chrome and select the Settings option in the Chrome menu.
2.Click Show advanced settings then find the Reset browser settings section.
3.Click on Reset browser settings then wait for the showing dialog.
4. Go back to the Chrome menu and choose Settings again.
5. Select the Show Home button option in the Appearance section.
6.Click Change to type a new link as the home page address.
7.Save all the changes and restart Google Chrome.
1.Start the Safari and click the Setting button, in the drop-down list, find Reset Safari item and click on it.
2.Check all the options in the showing dialog and hit the Reset button.
3.Click the Safari button and choose Preferences in the list.
4.A window will pop out, in the General category, find the Homepage box and enter an address in it.
5.Hit the Set to Current Page button under the Homepage.
6.Save the changes and restart the Safari.
1.Click Start button to open the Run, then type “regedit” in the search box and click OK.
2.Find and delete the exact registry entries of Doko-search.com in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branches.
3.Restart the computer.
Hijackers like Doko-search.com is everywhere, so it is necessary to be cautious all the time while surfing the internet. In addition to hide in corrupted websites , those malicious programs can also be bundled with email attachments or software installation packages, most of them are coming from some websites with no credit. Users usually prefer to download some freeware or shareware, which might be planted with viruses ,Trojans or malware, once successfully installed in the system, the infections could spread away, resulting in a collapse. So we should improve our safety consciousness, and never visit the those unknown websites, at the same time, remember to regularly update the antivirus and firewalls, so that to have a better protection against the virus.