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Remove Doublepimp (Removal Instructions) - May 2018 update

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

DoublePimp is an annoying adware program that constantly displays inappropriate content

DoubplePimp unwanted program

Double Pimp is one of the largest adult ad networks[1] in the world and is hosted in United Kingdom. However, adware programs cause such redirects as hxxp://engine.phn.doublepimp.com and spam users with unending commercials, whether it being Page-Under ads or Before You Go ones. The worst part that these ads and redirects contain explicit adult content and might be offensive for some people (as well as especially unsuitable for children). 

SUMMARY
Name DoublePimp
Type Adware
Related sites  hxxp://engine.phn.doublepimp.com
Main dangers Inappropriate/offensive content exposure, malware infections, personal data leak
Distribution Software bundling, suspicious sites
Compatible browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.
Elimination Download and install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. Alternatively, check our instructions below

Users typically encounter these unsuitable DoublePimp ads only on websites that choose to display them, i. e. typically on gambling or adult-only sites. The Before You Go ads makes users view unwanted content when they are trying to leave such web pages. If you only got redirected to such page once, simply close down Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or another browser and make sure you don't open previous tabs.

However, if you noticed that these advertisements are keep coming back, it is time to take care of DoublePimp removal. The adware program related to it can be easily located and eliminated by a robust security program – Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. Alternatively, users can also rely on manual instructions below this article.

We must warn you that you might want to remove Double Pimp adware in case it gets installed on a family computer. Ad-supported programs are considered to be potentially unwanted ones[2] (PUP), because while they are not malicious themselves, they can link you with dangerous content domains, including fake software, malware-ridden or phishing[3] websites.

Porn-related sites are more dangerous than other advertisement sites (for example, visitors of PornHub – the 63rd most popular website in the world – have a 53% chance of coming into contact with malware[4]). Reason for it being that adult-oriented sites are typically less controlled and third-party advertisers can be often hacked, injecting adverts with malicious code.

Doublepimp adsYou can encounter Doublepimp ads when browsing through adult-oriented websites. However, if you noticed that these ads appear no matter what websites you visit, you should scan the system with anti-spyware software.

Consequently, you might end up on a nasty web page after clicking on one of those adult ads. If you recently noticed that these pop-ups appear not only on adult websites but regular sites as well, you might want to check the system with anti-malware software.

The most frustrating feature of all Double Pimp adware program is that users might struggle to locate its presence on the computer. It might be well disguised under an alternative name or function. Therefore, such characteristics enable it to operate successfully on the system without getting terminated soon. While users waste time identifying the type of the virus or searching for malignant files, the adware continues to deliver more ads.

Probably the worst feature of this ad network is that it collects certain data about user's browsing activities without clearly informing users about it. Sadly, we could not find DoublePimp Privacy Policy anywhere on the Internet, and this makes this ad network appear even more suspicious to us. It may gather not only non-personal information, which includes IP address, visited domains and recent search queries, but also some details such as your email or other pieces of data that can be used to identify you[5]. Until it becomes clear why does this ad network collects data, we recommend you to stay away from its ads.

Adware can enter the machine as an optional component in a software bundle

Getting acquainted with the transmission peculiarities that adware developers use can help you to keep browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted programs away from your PC system. Distribution tendencies of adware remained the same for awhile – they spread in software bundles.

Unwanted programs typically cling to shareware or freeware installers. Adware developers are well aware that users usually do not pay attention to program installation, so they are first ones to abuse this fact. Unfortunately, such method is legitimate, although not very fair.

To avoid potentially unwanted programs, we suggest users never to rush the installation process and skip steps by clicking “Next” button several times until the installation is complete. Instead, carefully read through Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and installation instructions of the software publisher. If you encounter any additional components – make sure to eliminate all the tick marks before the installation process is complete.

Remember that the only way to always fully see the list of programs about to be installed is by picking Advanced or Custom installation settings. If you choose Recommended/Quick mode, you might skip that step and end up with adware on your machine.

DoublePimp PUP

Eliminate Double Pimp ads and do not let your children view them

You might be quite terrified if porn ads are popping everywhere you go; nevertheless, it is not a DoublePimp virus, it is merely adware program that you need to eliminate. Fortunately, it is not that complicated.

If you want to remove Double Pimp ads quickly, we suggest using a robust security program. We recommend picking one from our suggest ones – security experts from wubingdu.cn[6] guarantee that this process will only take a few minutes and all the components of adware will be eliminated fast.

For those who are used to manage their devices themselves and are experienced computer users, we suggest manual DoublePimp removal option. Please check our step-by-step guide below, execute the procedure and then reset every installed browser individually.

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 Doublepimp, follow these steps:

Remove Doublepimp from Windows systems

Your aim is to find and eliminate every program that serves Double Pimp ads to you, so follow these instructions and uninstall programs that seem suspicious to you. Even if the program is a media player, it can still serve you annoying ads, so be strict to programs that you cannot remember installing!/GI]

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To remove Doublepimp from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Doublepimp (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Eliminate Doublepimp from Internet Explorer (IE)

IE users might need to additionally follow these steps in order to ensure full deletion of all malignant files inserted in the browser.

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Doublepimp and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Doublepimp removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Doublepimp from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Doublepimp-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Uninstall Doublepimp from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Doublepimp and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Doublepimp did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Doublepimp removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Doublepimp from Google Chrome

It is important not to miss any detail. Otherwise, the embedded adware scripts might remain which, later on, lead to the higher probability of the infection. Follow this guide to fix Chrome browser efficiently.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Doublepimp by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Doublepimp-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Doublepimp removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Doublepimp from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Doublepimp and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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 from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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