September 1, 2014

Doubleclick.net virus removal. How to fix redirect

Doubleclick.net ads virus is actually not a badware but there are some confusions and corrupt applications created by spammers to make profit from online traffic. Actually the Googleads.Doubleclick.net is a legit website paying its publishers a commission for promote advertisements. But some cyber criminals have created adware/browser hijackers that will show Doubleclick ads associated with their accounts on your computer. If your system has been infected by such application, you will experience annoying problems. i.e your web browser Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet explorer or Safari will show ads by Doubleclick.net constantly. your homepage and search results from google will redirect to webpages loaded with Doubleclick ads. Also the Doubleclick redirect virus will drop cookies on your system that will track your web activities and may even steal your personal information too. Anyhow, for your safety, it is advised to uninstall Doubleclick adware and its components.

Common Symptoms of Googleads.Doubleclick.net hijack infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Googleads.Doubleclick.net hijack

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Googleads.Doubleclick.net hijack if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Googleads.Doubleclick.net hijack if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Googleads.Doubleclick.net hijack and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Googleads.Doubleclick.net hijack manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Googleads.Doubleclick.net malware in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

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

Googleads.Doubleclick.net virus removal tool
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