Title: Dosearches.com
Type: Adware
Also known as: Do Searches

Remove Dosearches.com
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Dosearches.com severity is 13  (13 / 100)
 

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:

HOW TO REMOVE DO SEARCHES? 

People, who downloaded Do Searches on their computers accidentally, should remove it. For that, you can either run a full system scan with SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware or follow these steps:

First of all, eliminate Do Searches via Add/Remove Programs list:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Do Searches and other unknown entries, and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Additionally, remove Do Searches add-on from your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer):

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
  2. Here, look for DoSearches and similar entries, and click 'uninstall'.
  3. After that, change the start page to get rid of dosearches.com.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. 
  2. Find Do Searches and similar entries, and click ‘Uninstall’.
  3. Once you do that, don't forget to change the start page. 

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions.
  2. Here, look for Do Searches and other unknown extensions and get rid of them by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
  3. After that, change the settings of your start page.


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Information updated: 2013-12-13 03:39:41

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Richard
Nice article, but I followed all the instructions and am still stuck with this turd called Do Searches.com (may they rot in hell for eternity). according to Firefox, I have no extensions. and I have also already uninstalled everything not utterly essential on my computer. still no luck. btw, if the govt. were actually useful in any way, they would make these kind of software hijackings illegal.
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rabbit
How to remove dosearches.com

Right-click your browser’s shortcut. Choose Properties. Go to Shortcut tab and navigate to Target line. There should be only your browser’s directory in the Target line: Internet Explorer – C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe Mozilla Firefox – C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe Google Chrome – C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
Delete any text after the one posted above. Click OK.
This helped me....:)
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Leslie
Thank you so much! The Target line deletion (and, yes, DoSearches was right behind my browsers exe file) worked! I found the virus in all my browsers (IE, Firefox, and Chrome) and deleted it in each. DoSearches is gone!
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Surya
Awesome....sooooper this worked for me... :) :) :)
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Frank
Seek and ye shall find! Ive been searching for days on how to remove Dosearches. I did all the other stuff - uninstall, add ons, shortcuts etc but it was still there. I even read that Id have to get a tech to mess with registry files! Then I stumbled on this post, removed it from the target line (IE) and presto...Dosearches is gone! I am truly grateful for your post and this site!
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Spiros
Thank you very much rabbit. I was getting mad with the Dosearches.com. I had use anti malware programs, like Richard and like so many others, but I could not get rid of the appearance of Dosearch page whenever I opened any of my browsers. Your advice has been right on target! The "target line"! What a simple trick, how did you discover it. I don’t know how you are, but thank you. - Greece 17-11-2013
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zic
thank so much ... dosearch is gone by by
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Rena
Thank u so much. That was really helpful :) doresearches is gone now =)
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szamoca
THANK YOU rabbit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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david
the same here
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psycho
didnt work!!!!
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Jake
Dont forget to remove the " in front of the C: After that it will work!
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yet another
Same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saikat
FOr all ppl who cant get it removed: PLZ reinstall firefox and restart. It will WORK 100% .
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ratnayake
Thank you ,reinstaling firefox fixed the problem. It is the only solution!!!
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mira
Did not work either!
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abhi
i finally managed to get rid from dosearch, but i didnt used any method mentioned above. The simplest method to delete it is just goto the "c" drive and perform a search (ctrl+f) and search for "dosearch" and delete all the entries it return as a result and also delete the registry file for "dosearch" by running "regedit" in run command and finally you will get rid from it.
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roelf
once removed from plug-ins and add-ons - in firefox you can also do the following

in the URL location, type in about:config andhit enter. It will warn you to be careful so say yes.

Then, search for "DoSearch" - and you will see it will come up in "newtab.url" (or something like that) - right click and edit, and type in a URL (in my case www.google.com) and then dosearch is gone... !!!

Cheers
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andy
plis help me!!!! i cant remove "do searches" let me only in my home of mozilla firefox but does not appear so I can delete it as do you, plis, i have 2 virus HELP ME!!!1
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Geo
Thank you!
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Software Dev
This software is installed when you install some freeware software. This is some of the shitheap method of software vendors use if you decide to use a freeware version of their software. It should be illegal and punished with fines because literally every low budget minimal use software out there comes with some sort of frigging tool bar or third party installer in order to spam your system
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Ferds
Have tried the advise above with limited success. Just for the record - dosearch entered my computer when I installed Cool Timer. The installation ignored my denial requests and installed anyway. Cool Timer is the real culprit for associating themselves with such rubbish.
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onikyto
Has this issue on a friends computer. Tried every step and browser still went to dosearches.com. After looking over every little thing i could think of, i right clicked on the start menu shortcut for chrome. In the box labeled target, the dosearches url was added. once i removed the info. Chrome was back to working. Hope this helps someone else.
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mali
best idea is to unistall your browser and install it again (at least worked with google chrome). nothing else helped
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LOREN
I uninstalled the browser and removes the software from my computer and this crap its still there. I go to extensions on /both/ Chrome and Firefox but its not there. Im tired of this shit. Can someone give me a real solution?
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IT-Guy
yes this was obviously not too informative, the solution after UN-installing is as follow.
1- remove it in program features
2 - in IE add-ons look in search providers and remove there too
3 - right click IE explorer shortcut & properties - you will see the URL for DO SEARCH.COM there too,remove it

you should be fine now.
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Tyrone
Another way it infests your computer is by changing your links via the short-cut icons. This way, when you start up your programs, it will always come back. So you can change your settings all you want, it will come back if you do not remove it from the short cuts. So, right-click on the shortcut, look at the TARGET, and delete the references to the DOSEARCH website.... Good luck guys. It is a horrid thing to have come up all the time.
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Mahmoud Fawzi
do the following remove do serache

go to your Desktop>right click chrome icon >proprieties >in Target remove the follwoing http://www.dosearches.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=smt&utm_campaign=eXQ&utm_content=sc&from=smt&uid=TOSHIBAXMK3261GSYN_23SPTDLUTXX23SPTDLUT&ts=1381678120


done :)
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Yadi
It works!
Thanks Mahmoud
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Marissa
after you delete all that, what do you put in place of all that in TARGET
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deb
what do you put in instead?
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That guy
I am not paying for a program to remove anything no matter what. I want to know how to remove it myself
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Michelle
This nasty little thing showed up on my computer....You can remove it yourself without buying anything. If anyone wants details, let me know
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Bubba
Just right click on the IE icon from the start menu. Hit properties and look a the target. Remove the DOSEARCH.COM. Replace it with your preferred search engine. Next unpin the IE icon from the task bar and then go to the start menu and right click on the IE icon and re-pin it to the task bar. TADA it is gone.
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Andreas
My f***ing hero! Finally its gone! Thanks a million times Bubba!
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Sushi
Thank you Bubba. It works!
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Ove
Thank you Bubba, yes it is gone, thank god. Is this just a hijacker which hijacked the browser or is this a virus so I now need to be afraid it reads all my cookies, passwords etc ?
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Pooka
It worked fine for me too! Thanks a lot.
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Pooka
Just complementing my previous comment. It was Bubba suggestion that worked fine
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Bob Qualls
I tried all other suggestions without success. Finally I got rid of the aggravation by deleting references to dosearches in the "Target" field in the shortcut properties dialog window. (Right click on the shortcut and choose Properties.) I changed those references to the home page I want all of my browsers to open to. Changing them elsewhere, inside of each browser, had no effect at all. Clicking on the home button in each browser took me to the home page I wanted, but the browsers always opened to "dosearches" until I changed the "Target" field mentioned above.
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bricol
Ugh! Thanks so much! That was beyond annoying- I had to unpin from my start menu, delete my shortcut, and then remove the extra crap from my target line. So glad its gone - I think it may have come from Vuze-
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Shalen
Yes!!! Finally, after 2 hrs of trying to get rid of it< doing everything listed above, then got to bubbas post and did that, and I finally worked!!! but think you have to remove all the add ons, default search, and that target description and THEN un pin and repin it, for it to work! so happy, thankyou so so much!!
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Deb
Bubba has all my respect and thanks. Hours spent trying all of the other suggestions, removing the extraneous text following the Target field did the trick. I will never never never download anything free again without significant research. This program has been a nightmare.............
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Eileen
Thank you everyone. I am not very computer savvy but from all your instructions and helpful suggestions, especially to remove the " from the start i am able to have my home page back. Legends! I have no idea where it came from - except maybe when i downloaded MAGNET TV???
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sam
thank u rabbit . that worked
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Randy
I just got Spyhunter and it took care of everything. It was not in my ad and remove and could find it anywhere. Spyhunter not cheap but does the job
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Neeraj
gr8t ...this thing worked .iI completed scanned my pc with antivirus and malwarebyte but no use that do-searches comes again....thanks dear so solve this issue .....
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unknown
hello rebbit!..i m really thankful to u..it indeed worked
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dchris
How do I get to the target field when I have no shortcut to IE and it will not let me create one. I have windows 8, if that helps.
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eagle
thank u people for the help. finally gt rid of dosearches.com
thank u rabbit
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Krishna
Thank you so much... it worked. :)
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Colleen
Need help removing Dosearches. Ive ran malwarebytes but is doesnt seem to rexognize it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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JAMGEF
Thanks to "rabbit". IMPORTANT! after deleting dosearches entries from target box of your browsers shortcut properties make sure you unpin it from the task bar, or else dosearches will still appear.
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Erin
I was having trouble entering the right target code because I didnt have backslashes in between the words. it DID WORK for me when I entered the following (and thanks so much for the info!!!)- C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe (if for some reason the backslashes dont show up here, they are in between file&internet and explorer&iexplore.exe). Same goes for Firefox and Chrome.

As RABBIT said,

How to remove dosearches.com
Right-click your browser’s shortcut. Choose Properties. Go to Shortcut tab and navigate to Target line. There should be only your browser’s directory in the Target line: Internet Explorer – C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe Mozilla Firefox – C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe Google Chrome – C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
Delete any text after the one posted above. Click OK.
This helped me....:)"
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Em
Worked for me!! Yay. Thanks!!!!
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ibrahim
thanx RABBIT it works with me.
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Royce
In Chrome, I found that

1. besides the solution above (delete text after Chrome.exe in Properties -> Target ,

2. you also need to go to Chrome settings and delete the dosearches URL from the setting On Startup it would currently be set to Open a specific page. Click that, and dosearches URL will be seen. Delete it via the X button. Then change the Startup setting to Open the New Tab Page

3. Delete Chrome shortcuts on the Homepage and taskbar, and restore them by actually navigating to the install location of Chrome and restoring the shortcut by right-click->send-to-> desktop. (The location can be reached by entering chrome in the search bar of Start menu, then rightclick->open-file-location (or simply searching your PC))
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baldthunder
Rabbits advice worked for me. Thanks a lot rabbit. But what of this bit about editing the registry Ive heard of? Im curious.
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Troutfishingguy2
I have the dose arches on my pc Warning if I ever find out who made this program be forewarned you have the ass kicking of a lifetime coming your way
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jen
Ive tried everything here and its still there nothing works for me
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Stac
this worked for me. thanks so much
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HelpPlease
None of these are working for me at all. There IS no do searches anything listed under target when I right-click the browser icon, so I cant delete it. I deleted the only thing that was there, and now the field is greyed out and I cant do anything. I uninstalled the browser and that didnt take care of it, and dosearches is not listed in any file anywhere on my computer. Any other suggestions?
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HelpPlease
Oh and for the record, this program came when I downloaded Python for school!

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