Thursday, July 25, 2013

Guide to Manually Remove Search Donkey - How to Stop searchdonkey Ad Popup

What is Search Donkey (searchdonkey)? Basic Review.

Search Donkey (searchdonkey) is distributed as a free application that annoys computer users very much. Similar to other unwanted programs, Search Donkey navigates your online activities by displaying a lot of ads pop-ups which cannot be stopped by system antivirus. Recently more and more computer users identify this program as a malware because it has malicious changes on the compromised computer. Let’s read the list of symptoms listed below:

  • Homepage has been altered without any notifications
  • The internet browsers show strange pop-ups 
  • The search results are changed and keep redirected to random advertising sites
  • Computer performance is in low quality with slow startup, slow internet and low response speed
  • New icons and new desktop imagine has been put without your knowledge
  • Annoying error massages and warnings 
  • The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have been completely taken over.

How to fix Search Donkey (searchdonkey) Problem? (Take an example: Search Donkey on Firefox browser extension)

Upon such circumstance, Search Donkey Ad/adware cannot be blocked by any security tool and it may change the windows utilities by adding or deleting files and registries, which would lead to the system crash. Besides, it messes up your important data and steals your banking account information for commercial purpose. Besides, Search Donkey is a result of browser extension and it provides many free softwares that may contain other computer threats like Trojan, worm or other spyware. If you have found Search Donkey (searchdonkey) malware appear on your computer, it is highly recommended to get it off as quickly as you can.

Step 1: Remove all add-ons from your browsers ( IE, Google Chrome and Firefox, take Google as an example)
For Google Chrome:
Click on the icon ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’, select ‘Options’.
Choose ‘Basic’ Options and change Google Chrome homepage to or any other browser and then click the ‘Manage search engines’ button.
Choose ‘Google’ and make it your default search engine.

Step 2 : Open Registry Editor to eliminate all associated registries
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\Interface\{BF737694-56F6-46FA-9FDC-FA99A5B25FAD} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\Interface\{CFCD164E-8AC9-478E-9ECC-B616A932016C}

Step 3: Search and erase these files below

Tips : Search Donkey can be installed via malicious downloads, suspicious websites and open email attachments. Even thought it has been installed by accident, computer users need to be caution when surfing online to prevent from further damages. Things change all the time and the files are random. Please Contact MiTechMate Technical PC Support for More Details if this post does’t help that much.

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