Duba.com Removal Instructions
Duba.com is one nasty infection that you probably want to remove as fast as possible. This program/search engine has been labeled as a browser hijacker, because it is set to change your browser’s homepage and prevent you from changing it back to the one you had before. It uses several methods to do it.
Of course, we will discuss these methods in greater detail throughout this article. However, from the very outset, it is important to understand that Duba.com is unreliable as a search engine, because its search results can be altered and the website itself features a lot of annoying third-party ads that can redirect you to shady websites. Remove Duba.com when you can.
Users who do not speak the Russian language will definitely want to get rid of Duba.com, because it does not feature any language settings. The website is stuffed not only with advertisements, but it also masquerades as a news website. However, most of its articles are quite old. Some of the websites that it promotes are also very suspicious as they feature various promotions that look fraudulent. Furthermore, it features ad coupons that could be a scam. All of the content promoted by Duba.com is highly suspicious and unreliable. As a search engine it works rather well, but, again, it is apt to inject promotional links of unreliable nature.
To our knowledge, Duba.com is distributed using malicious software bundles. These bundles most likely include other malicious programs such as adware. Needless to say that this hijacker is not featured on legitimate freeware websites. In most cases the bundled hijacker is put up for download on websites that feature pirated material, such as program cracks, keygens, and so on. Note that unlike adware which is featured on somewhat legitimate websites, Duba.com cannot be removed from the bundle’s installation settings. This means that it will silently infect your computer.
After it enters a computer it will automatically set Duba.com as the default homepage and prevent you from modifying it. Trying to change the homepage via the browser settings is futile as the hijacker will return the next time you launch your browser. Our tests have shown that Duba.com is compatible only for Internet Explorer, but it is quite possible that it can also affect Google Chrome as well. Firefox blocks this application entirely due to security issues. Duba.com works like a typical browser hijacker, its installation wizard modifies a browser’s target line by adding in a web address. Furthermore, it modifies Internet Explorer’s registry settings, so deleting the target line will not be enough. This hijacker also contains browser extensions for Firefox and Internet Explorer, so it is crucial to get rid of them as they are probably used to prevent you from modifying any changes it has made.
To delete Duba.com may prove tricky even for advanced users as there is so much to do in order to remove Duba.com in its entirety. Nevertheless, it has to be done, since you probably did not want to install this hijacker in the first place. You must first uninstall its application via the Control Panel and then do the same in your browser’s list of extensions. After you have done that you can fix the Target line. However, we do not recommend tampering with The Windows registry yourself and suggest that you scan it with an anti-malware tool.
How to get rid of Duba.com?
Delete Duba.com from Windows 8, 8.1, 10
- Right-click on the Windows Start menu.
- Click Programs and Features.
- Find Duba.com and right-click on it.
Uninstall Duba.com from Windows Vista and 7
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Locate the program.
- Right-click on it and click Uninstall.
Terminate Duba.com from Windows XP
- Navigate the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen.
- Open the Start menu and open Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find the hijacker and click Remove.
Remove Duba.com browser extension
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Simultaneously press Alt+X.
- Select Manage Add-ons.
- Open Toolbars and Extensions.
- Find Duba.com and click the Remove button and click Close.
- Simultaneously press Alt+F and open More tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Click Remove the unwanted extension.
Fix the Target line
- Right-click on the browser.
- Select Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Fix the Target line by deleting the custom address.
- Click Apply and OK.
How to remove Duba.com junk files
- Press Win+E.
- Type %Appdata% in the address bar and locate a folder called Duba.com.
- Right-click on it and click Delete.
- Repeat step 1.
- Type %LOCALAPPDATA% in the address bar.
- Find a folder called Duba.com.
- Right-click on it and click Delete.