Title: Search Donkey
Type: Adware

Remove Search Donkey
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Search Donkey severity is 11  (11 / 100)

Search Donkey is a browser add-on, which can get inside the system either with or without user's permission asked. According to official information, which is given on the Internet, this add-on is created by WebAppTech Coding, LLC for improving browsing experience for PC users. However, SearchDonkey can not only show quick search links from Google, AOL, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter and other websites. It can also start interrupting your browsing sessions with different kinds of pop-up ads that are filled with various links. In most of the cases, such links redirect people to unknown domains that are related to Search Donkey. In addition, this program may also be set to record users' browsing history what is especially important for marketing companies and other third parties. If you haven't installed Search Donkey consciously, you should remove it from your computer.


Search Donkey is distributed via two different methods. First one is harmless because it needs going to program's official website and downloading it from there. However, Search Donkey can also get on its target computer in one pack with other software. According to experts, this unwanted program can be installed with the Delta SearchWebCake and other freeware, which is always filled with various components. If you want to prevent its infiltration, you should pay more attention to freeware's installation and uncheck all entries that look unfamiliar for you. When this add-on is downloaded, Search Donkey affects all web browsers that are installed on the PC. In addition, it starts showing its pop-up ads with product offers and initiates other activities that may cause privacy related issues. It's highly recommended to remove Search Donkey from your computer.

HOW TO REMOVE Search Donkey?

When trying to uninstall Search Donkey, start that with going to 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and features' and eliminating adware from there. For that, follow these steps:

Click 'Start' ->'Control Panel' or 'Uninstall a Program' -> Double-click 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and Features'. Find Search Donkey and click 'Uninstal' or 'Remove'. You should also uninstall BrowserDefender, Webcake and Delta Search.

In order to remove its components, follow these steps:

Internet Explorer

Click "Tools" -> select "Manage Add-ons" and search for the entries that could be related to Search Donkey and disable them. Don't forget to change your start page if it has been altered by this adware.

Mozilla Firefox: 

Click "Tools" -> select "Manage Add-ons" and disable Search Donkey or other related entries. Also change your start page if it has been altered by this adware.

Google Chrome:

Click on a wrench icon -> select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate Search Donkey, select it and click on a trash can icon. Don't forget to change your start page if it has been altered by this adware.

Finally, scan the system with updated STOPzilla or SpyHunter to make sure that there are no malicious entries left on your computer.

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Geolocation of Search Donkey:

This map reveals the prevalence of Search Donkey. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States and United Kingdom.

QR code for Search Donkey removal instructions:

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Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-11-22 03:57:23
Information updated: 2013-11-22 03:57:23

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This is really very simple to remove search donkey virus.
First step:
Uninstall SearchDonkey for add or remove feature.
Second step:
Unistall "Updater" click on this updater you will see that this is also related with this searchdonkey you just need to uninstall UPDATER
This really works I tried the same in my computer too.
Thanks Girey, I have tried for weeks to get that darn thing off my computer. I had to remove Internet Updater and Updater to get removed but it worked Thanks to you.
thanks for the info. I spent a hour looking for a way of getting this crap off.
Uninstalling "Updater" was the key to completely removing this spyware. Thanks!
What you said worked thanks-Also just restart the computer to see it gone
Ive had this "search jackass" on my computer for a couple of weeks now. It was disguised as an updater so I didnt realize what it was .... Thanks!
I removed the updater and it still will not remove this stupid search donkey. Suggestions?
After several weeks and many attempts at removing internet updater, I finally removed updater also and Search Donkey if finally gone. I wish they would arrest people for that kind of spyware.
It Worked
Thanks for your comment - I was able to get rid of this by doing the same.
This is out of sight i have been fighting with that POS for over a year and FINALLY got that Mo Fu off my computer, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Easiest thing ever.

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