How to Get Rid of/Remove Dounty.com Virus & Fix Redirects

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 3, 2014

Find no way to stop Dounty.com? It slips inside with other apps without your notice? This removal guide provides a quick & safe way to get rid of it.

What is Dounty.com?

Dounty.com is a fake search provider that overrides your homepage and search engine forcibly. In fact, it is categorized as a browser hijacker that helps to promote various websites and PC threats by rerouting your site visits. Malware designers, for the purpose of distributing this threat widely, insert this pest into free downloads, like video players, word processors, music recorders and many more. As a result, you may see Dounty.com on the browser suddenly. It is capable of affecting almost all the popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and others. In other words, once one of the installed web browser falls victim to this hijacker, it’s likely that other browsers will be infected soon as well.

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Dounty.com modifies the default setting of your browser and replaces its own domain. As a result, every time you want to search for some information, all you can get are futile results with lots of unwanted ads, and advertising links. It is highly advised to avoid clicking any of the ads or links for that those links may be redirecting links in disguise and may take you to unsafe or malicious websites. That’s how Gosave, Groovorio.com and Astromenda and other malware may penetrate inside sneakingly. You may even notice the speed of Internet is compromised and the browser is sluggish after Dounty.com comes inside. Thus, it’s not safe to keep this Dounty.com and you are advised to take quick steps to remove Dounty.com timely.

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Do or Don’t to Keep Dounty.com Virus Out :

1. Do keep all installed programs up-to-date to prevent loophole;
2. Do read terms and agreements before download and install free applications;
3. Do keep the installed security tools on and go for real-time protection;
4. Don’t acquire programs from unofficial websites or the ones with low credit;
5. Don’t open any suspicious links or unknown spam emails from strangers.

Dounty.com Virus Manual Removal Guide

Dounty.com redirect virus often comes into a target computer together with other online freeware. It is capable of modifying some default browser settings. Any slight mistake may cause more damage. Therefore, extra attention should be attached to the manual removal process.

1: Examine local LAN settings.

a. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options.

b. Move to Connections tab and click LAN settings button.


c. At Proxy server session, unselect “Use a proxy server for your LAN (these settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections)” and click OK.

2: Examine DNS settings.

a. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Local Area Connection.

b. At Local Area Connection Status window, click Properties.

c. Select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IP V6) and click Properties. At the pop-up window, select Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK to apply the change.

3: Examine Windows HOSTS file.

a. Double click My Computer. Put in C:WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc at the address bar and hit Enter.

b. Right click on hosts file and open it with Notepad.

c. The hosts file should be “127.0.0.1 localhost” in Windows XP and “127.0.0.1 localhost ::1” in Windows Vista/7. Remove extra files and save changes.

4: Delete harmful browser add-ons.

a. Click Start Control Panel Network and Internet Manage browser add-ons.

b. Delete all futile browser add-ons added by Dounty.com Virus.

5: Restart the computer normally to apply all changes.

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