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 Search, WebCake 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.
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:
You can remove Search Donkey automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Search Donkey and related programs
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 Search Donkey or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Search Donkey from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Search Donkey:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Search Donkey are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Search Donkey right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 08:14
Information updated: 2014-08-13 08:14