Dounty.com browser hijacker may be actively involved in various illegal activities, as well as other malicious applications which may dwell in your computer. For example, the odds are that the PC is also burdened with some adware. This Dounty.com, in fact, is often installed together with other adware samples.
Dounty.com is advertised as some superb search engine which will furnish you with some top search results. However, it is a mistake to think that you will find the proper information through it. The hijacker is simply used for collecting your browsing data. When you make some queries, this data will later on be transferred to third parties, who will use this information for their illegal goals (mainly related to further adware distribution).
Note that Dounty.com is widely spread in the web today on the basis of being bundled by default with a lot of other cost-free programs. If you’re a person who is involved in freeware installation on a regular basis, make sure you know ahead of time what exactly you’re going to install into your computer in addition to the main free application of your choice.
Dounty.com automatic removal tool:
Dounty.com removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Dounty.com in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):