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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ways to Remove Search Donkey Ad Program/ Browser Hijacker

Search Donkey Ad Description

Search donkey ad is an annoying adware program which displays floods of unwanted advertisements to computer users. These pop-up ads disturb users' online activities. Whenever you open a tab of browser, ads pop up so that you cannot search the Internet normally. Besides those annoying ads, search donkey also acts as a browser hijacker virus. It will take over your browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, IE, and Google Chrome. When you open the browsers, you are redirected to advertisements websites other than your homepage and your target web page. These sites and webpage of advertisements may be harmful to your computer because they could be malicious websites which contains other infections and viruses such as worms and Trojans.

Search donkey ad usually comes into your computer with other programs. When users downloaded free programs from the Internet, search donkey ad is bundled with these free programs and comes to your computer together. Once installed, it displays you advertisements, redirects you to malicious websites, and brings new infections to your computer. It also records your sensitive data such as code, account info, searching habits and so on. So you have to remove it as soon as possible if your PC has been taken over by search donkey ad virus.

Search donkey ad screenshot

Search Donkey Ad Is Harmful to Computer Users

1. Search Donkey Ad displays you many unwanted advertisements;

2. Search Donkey Ad acts as a browser hijacker and takes over your browsers;

3. Search Donkey Ad connects you to malicious websites and inject other infections and virus to your computer;

4. Search Donkey Ad may record your online activities and sensitive data;

5. Search Donkey Ad enters into your PC without any permission.

Why Search Donkey Ad Cannot Be Killed by Anti-virus?

Not all of the virus can be detected and killed by anti-virus, because new virus generates every day, and virus mutates very quickly to avoid being detected and killed by anti-virus. On the other hand, anti-virus cannot catch up the virus mutating speed. Therefore, the better choice to remove virus is to kill it manually if your anti-virus is not strong enough to catch up the virus. Here is step-by-step guide to remove Search Donkey Ad virus.

Step 1: Stop the process of Search Donkey Ad.

Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl, Alt and Delete together, choose the Processes tab. Right-click Search Donkey Ad and end this process.

Step 2: Show hidden file in your computer.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options. Click the View tab. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Ok

Step 3: Delete all files related to Search Donkey Ad from your computer.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\

Step 4: Remove registry entries associated to Search Donkey Ad completely from your computer.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Note: if you are still confused about the steps, please contact 24/7 online professional experts to get tech support here.

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