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#1 Twinsxchange

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hi -

 

Experiencing issues with Dosearch attaching itself to both IE10 & Chrome (www.google.com is the homepage for both). Uninstalled DoSearch engine & DoSearch from Programs, Went into both IE10 & Chrome and cleaned up the searches / deleted Dosearch as search engines, and downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ver 1.75.0.1300 and executed it.  Several entries / reg entries for Dosearch were found quarentined, & deleted (rebooted laptop). Tabs still exist with Dosearch in both IE10 & Chrome. Ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ver 1.75.0.1300 again and it shows clean.  Found, downloaded, and ran Spyhunter 4 and it shows several additional reminants, but they want $40 to buy their program & not sure that is the way to go.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated; Tha laptop is my son's new (3 months) HP TouchSmart laptop with Win 8.1 and he is a Freshman at college needing this cleaned up so he can use the laptop.

 

Thank you,

Twindad



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#2 thisisu

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

Check the shortcuts (.LNK files) to Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. 

Right mouse click -> Properties -> Target:

Erase the URL from the Target

 

Some free alternatives that will probably clear this up for you automatically if you want:

 






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