Dosearches.com is also known as Do Searches
| Type: Adware
Dosearches.com (also known as Do Searches) is an untrustworthy search engine, which is used to return irrelevant search results, display commercial ads and initiate other unwanted activities. No, we don't claim that it's a malicious program, which can ruin your computer. However, it can easily initiate havoc on it for making you visit specific sites and make the money from that. No matter that it looks like Google or other trustworthy search engine, you should be very careful when using Do Searches. If you noticed that this search engine has already replaced your start page and default search engine, you should waste no time and remove dosearches.com from each of your computer. In addition, try to rely on more reputable search engines when browsing on the Internet.
HOW CAN DOSEARCHES GET INSIDE THE SYSTEM?
There are many users who claim that Do Searches is a virus that showed up on their computers without a clear permission asked. They are wrong because the main method, which is used to spread this search engine, is closely related to free downloads. In order to prevent Dosearches.com's infiltration, you should remember that freeware and shareware is always set to offer for the user to change the start page and default search engine. That's why we recommend monitoring installation process of such programs and unchecking these check marks that suggest such changes. Once DoSearches gets inside, it immediately shows up instead of the start page or default search engine. You may also notice redirects to unknown sites and commercial pop-up notifications. In order to get rid of them, you should remove Do Searches from the system. For that, follow a guide below:
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Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Dosearches.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Dosearches.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Dosearches.com from Windows shortcuts
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove Dosearches.com from each of your web browsers
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Here, select Extentions and look for Dosearches.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Dosearches.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Dosearches.com removal process.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Dosearches.com:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
Geolocation of Dosearches.com
This map reveals the prevalence
of Dosearches.com. Countries and regions that have been affected the most
are: United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada and Italy.
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