How to Remove Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect Virus and Fix Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - October 5, 2013

Is your homepage changed to Dft.pathmapping.net without your permission? Do various ads pop up on the screen when you surf the Internet? Does your PC perform much slowly? Get the best way to remove Dft.pathmapping.net hijacker and get rid of all troubles in this post.

Is Dft.pathmapping.net a dangerous virus?

Dft.pathmapping.net is categorized as a baleful browser hijacker which is able to affect all web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. This unwanted program is spread via suspicious websites, spam e-mail attachments, and contaminated free programs and so forth. Usually, dft.pathmapping.net will perform lots of aggressive activities once it finishes its intrusion into your operating system.

Once it enters the target computer successfully, dft.pathmapping.net malware will first inject start-up files to the Windows registry. After then, it will be activated whenever the machine is launched. To avoid the detection and deletion of the installed security tools, dft.pathmapping.net redirect hides deep in the system. Besides, it downloads files constantly to update itself. That will make it more complex to completely remove dft.pathmapping.net on the other hand. By making some modifications to the browser settings, this nasty redirect virus takes the control of your browsers as well as the default home page and search engine. This pest will redirect your search results to its own domain or other similar malicious web pages. Furthermore, dft.pathmapping.net virus displays different ads on the screen to disturb your normal work.

Same as many other redirect viruses, dft.pathmapping.net can play as a spyware to monitor your online actions and collect your confidential information. As a consequence, you may face financial loss and identify theft. On the other hand, this redirect can occupy lots of system resources and slow up the whole system performance. Thus, to protect the PC, you should immediately remove dft.pathmapping.net redirect.

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Disadvantages and risks of Dft.pathmapping.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 makes it crash or freeze up

Manually Get Rid of Dft.pathmapping.net Virus

According to our research, we found that Dft.pathmapping.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 Dft.pathmapping.net virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Dft.pathmapping.net malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Dft.pathmapping.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 Dft.pathmapping.net toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Dft.pathmapping.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 Dft.pathmapping.net virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Dft.pathmapping.net virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Dft.pathmapping.net malware

%UserProfile%\[random].exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]

%AppData%\Local\[random].exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Dft.pathmapping.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 Dft.pathmapping.net virus.

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