Effectively Remove Dfs.pathdone.net Redirect Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 16, 2013

Is your homepage changed to Dfs.pathdone.net without your permission? Do various ads pop up on the screen when you surf the Internet? Does your PC perform much slowly? Here is the solution for your problem.

Is Dfs.pathdone.net a dangerous virus?

Dfs.pathdone.net is a deceptive website that can be categorized as a redirect virus that can do as much harm as search.qone8.com virus and Dosearches.com virus. This annoying pest is distributed into your workstation via contaminated free programs, junk e-mail attachments, and hacked web pages, and so on. Once Dfs.pathdone.net virus intrudes in your operating system successfully, it will take actions to cause great damage.

First of all, Dfs.pathdone.net usually embeds malicious files to the system registry so as to activate itself on Windows boot-up. Meanwhile, it could affect your security programs like firewall and antivirus software. As a result, Dfs.pathdone.net stays in your machine as long as possible while additional viruses would make use of the vulnerabilities to attack your system. By modifying the browser settings, this nasty redirect takes over your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Then Dfs.pathdone.net becomes your default home page and search provider. When you try to do the search as before, this fake search engine provides you with lots of sponsored links. Besides, it displays numerous ads on the desktop during your web browsing activities. Dfs.pathdone.net malware helps its designers to gain profit in this way. But you should not click any of them, or your machine will be definitely attacked by harmful viruses.

On the other hand, Dfs.pathdone.net virus manipulates your online actions and gathers your vital information. The collected data will be sent to the distant servers for illegal purposes. Thus, it is wise and necessary to remove Dfs.pathdone.net redirect as soon as possible.

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Disadvantages and risks of Dfs.pathdone.net Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It would modify the default browser settings and attacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine but provides lots of sponsored links in the search results
4. It causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites and displays lots of unwanted ads
5. It records online activities and collects Personal user information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It makes the browser run slowly and even freezes up the whole system

Manually Get Rid of Dfs.pathdone.net Virus

According to our research, we found that Dfs.pathdone.net redirect is caused by search.us.com toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And search.us.com toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Dfs.pathdone.net virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Dfs.pathdone.net malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Dfs.pathdone.net toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Dfs.pathdone.net toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Dfs.pathdone.net toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Dfs.pathdone.net virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Dfs.pathdone.net virus


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random


2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Dfs.pathdone.net malware




You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Dfs.pathdone.net virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Dfs.pathdone.net virus.

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TESTED:  23 Feb