Dounty.com hijacker may infect all widely used browsers today, such as Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is advertised as some great search engine, however, its abilities to dig for the proper information are surely overestimated by its developers. This hijacker is just incapable of furnishing you with any relevant content.
Dounty.com hijacker most likely caused other malicious applications like adware to enter your PC. As a consequence, your system infected with all these threats is now overburdened with adware. Hence, you may notice that there`s a high CPU usage and your system functions very slow. Definitely, you need to undertake all the necessary measures to get rid of Dounty.com hijacker from your PC.
How does Dounty.com get into my system?
Note that Dounty.com can be bundled with the installers of some other free applications. However, your job is not to permit such unwanted installations to occur in your system. Always pay close attention to what exactly you`re going to make the part of your computer by default. If you read about Dounty.com or any other unwanted extras, make sure you switch to the advanced or custom installation mode to uncheck these extras from becoming the part of your system.
How to remove Dounty.com?
If you detect Dounty.com and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for Dounty.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
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):