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Remove Daugava virus (Virus Removal Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Daugava adware is a nasty computer parasite, which should be deleted immediately after its detection. It is despondent that such deceptive programs deceive inexperienced computer users and make use of them. So if you are reading this article – congratulations, you have made first steps to secure your system and to learn how to deal with programs like Daugava We are going to explain general information about this app and also provide instructions how to remove this program from your computer.

Daugava adware – what is it?

First of all, let’s make it clear – what is adware? Adware is a PUP (potentially unwanted program), which delivers bogus ads to victim’s computer screen when the victim browses the Internet. Daugava adware does not differ from thousands of other nasty adware programs – it is designed to send annoying ads to the computer screen. Usually, these ads appear as banners, in-text links, or pop-up ads (you are going to see these ones most of the time). You can recognize that you have been attacked from several different signs. Here are they:

  1. Constant and annoying ads that appear on the screen. These ads are entitled as “Daugava ads,” “ads by Daugava,” “Daugava deals,” “special offer for you by Daugava” and so on. Do not click on these ads!
  2. Decreased performance of the computer. If you are experiencing lags or even system freezes – there is no doubt some computer threat is functioning in the background processes.

Be aware of these rogue ads. They might look very attractive – still, do not fall for the nice appearance and do not click on them! Keep in mind that Daugava PUP collects information about your browsing history, recent search inquiries, data entered into websites that you visit, and even IP address. This dubious software uses this information to get to know what is interesting for you, and then it picks targeted ads for you and sends them to you.

Daugava ads

These ads are DECEPTIVE. Most of them commonly redirects users to third-party websites. According to our experience, websites that are promoted via potentially unwanted apps usually ask to fill surveys, sometimes they ask to fill in personal info (you SHOULD NOT do that!), but most of the time, such pages offer programs and program updates for free. You should refuse to install software from unreliable sources because you can never know what you are going to get – you might receive a malicious file, and cause harm for your PC this way. To remove Daugava adware, you should use a reputable anti-spyware application, for example, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

How does Daugava hijack computer system?

Surprisingly, this annoying app can be installed without your permission! You can end up with this software on your system in case you tend to install new apps without paying attention to the installation setup. Here are instructions how you should install software properly:

  • Read the statements provided in the installation setup.
  • Read Terms of Use document.
  • Once you reach the step “Setup settings,” opt for Custom/Advanced installation mode.
  • Deselect every suggestion to install optional freeware.

To uninstall Daugava, proceed to the following page and read the removal guidelines that were prepared by our PC security experts.

How to uninstall this annoying app?

Daugava virus can be removed very easily. If you have the courage to uninstall this PC threat manually, then scroll down the page and carefully follow each step of the manual removal tutorial. For users who do not think that the manual removal method is safe, or for those who simply want to install a tool that is capable of securing the PC from spyware and malware attacks, we suggest installing an anti-malware program. The 2-spyware team wishes you luck removing this adware application!

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Daugava virus, follow these steps:

Remove Daugava from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Daugava and related programs
    Here, look for Daugava or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate Daugava from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Daugava or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase Daugava from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Daugava and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Daugava removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Daugava virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Daugava should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Daugava from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Daugava and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Daugava removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Daugava from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Daugava and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Daugava removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Daugava from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Daugava or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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 Daugava removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. Quattro says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Daugava virus has two versions?

  2. freddoki says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 2:57 am

    yeah there is another one called just Daugava

  3. Sylvian says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Happy to get rid of this parasite finally!! It was driving me insane as I did not know what happened to my PC (it started to work reaaaaly slow).

  4. Shremmurd says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Removed this adware a few secs ago. The ads do not show up anymore. I used anti-spyware software, it was a fast and easy way to fix the computer 🙂 Just started the scan and it detected the threats, an then I commanded the app to remove these threats right away. Piece of cake.

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