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Remove DragonBoost ads (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Why should you not trust DragonBoost ads?

DragonBoost virus perfectly fits the description of a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This ad-supported PUP (by Alto Cloud Media, Ltd.) often sneaks in the PC system if bundled with other free programs that the majority of computer users tend to download from the Internet. Having this adware[1] program on your computer will only cause you problems because it is genuinely developed to make profits for its developers. While DragonBoost ads might seem useful and interesting to some, we are worried about the safety of links that these ads hide. If you click on sponsored content brought to you by DragonBoost adware, there’s a chance to get redirected to suspicious third-party websites[2] that might be trying to convince you to install suspicious software, provide personal details such as your name or email address just to send you email spam[3].
DragonBoost adwareA few examples of annoying DragonBoost ads. You might receive similar ads when infected with DragonBoost adware.

Questions about DragonBoost ads

Besides, this ad-supported software might be trying to spy on your browsing and search activity and send you targeted ads based on collected data. Please remember that information such as search queries can contain personally identifiable information[4] (depends on what kind of information you search online). If you do not want to be bothered by a spyware type program that wants to push annoying sponsored content to you, better remove DragonBoost from PC. For that, we suggest using programs listed below the article. We highly recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego for DragonBoost removal, but if you wish, you can try removing it by yourself using instructions provided below the post.

How did I get infected with this adware program?

Adware, browser hijackers and similar ad-supported programs are mostly bundled with popular freeware and this way they can sneak into computer systems unnoticed. Software bundling[5], in general, is a very popular way to convince users install useless free programs without even realizing it. The question is, what makes this software distribution technique so efficient? The problem is that the majority of people do not check information provided in fine print below Standard or Default installation settings. Typically, these settings suggest installing additional third-party applications or browser add-ons that deliver third-party ads. They are presented as beneficial programs that can somehow improve user’s browsing experience or provide some exceptional features, meanwhile, they can do nothing useful. To avoid installing PUPs, choose Custom or Advanced settings for software installation, then deselect suggested programs manually.

How can I remove DragonBoost from my system?

It is not so hard to remove DragonBoost virus – you only need to know the right way to do it. Of course, the easiest and fastest way to delete this adware program and forget about annoying ads is to run a system scan with a freshly updated anti-spyware software, but you do not must use it. If you wish, you can use DragonBoost removal guide given below and delete this ad-supported computer program by yourself.

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To remove DragonBoost ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of DragonBoost from Windows systems

Search your computer system for programs developed by Alto Cloud Media, Ltd., and remove them. You might find a program called DragonBoost as well – delete it without any hesitations.

To remove DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost (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.

Remove DragonBoost from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove DragonBoost from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for DragonBoost-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove DragonBoost, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to DragonBoost and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the DragonBoost-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase DragonBoost from Internet Explorer (IE)

Make sure that IE is free of shady add-ons; to check what add-ons were installed on Internet Explorer and delete the ones you do not want to keep, follow these instructions.

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 DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete DragonBoost ads 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 DragonBoost-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 DragonBoost from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Clean your Firefox browser with a help of this tutorial.

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 DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate DragonBoost from Google Chrome

Chrome browser might be contaminated with questionable extensions related to DragonBoost adware. Get rid of them using this guide.

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 DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost-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 DragonBoost removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost 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

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

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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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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